THE BATTENBURG CAKE
The battenburg cake
The pretty chef in the video moved her hands so deftly . Not a drop of sweat trickled down her neatly trimmed brows . Her designer dress had no crease .Her hair was neatly tied up in a loose ponytail . Not a lock of hair was out of place . The lips remained glossy even after talking nineteenth to the dozen. The pots and pans in the kitchen were neatly arranged . The spic and span modular kitchen seemed to be the coolest place for her in the whole world . It was a tutorial on battenburg cake or chessboard cake as she said . I didn't know whether to look at her and enjoy her facial expressions andoand story about the origin of the cake or to concentrate on the method to make the cake .
Rolling her eyes and clicking her fingers she explained the procedure of mixing, baking and assembling the cake in detail. I was awed by her voice modulation and facial expressions which changed like a chameleon . The agility with which she whipped up the ingredients and made the batter was awesome . I had a tough time keeping my focus on the tutorial . I had to rewind again and again to check out on the missing steps . It was too testing .
Now coming to the recipe, I had wanted to bake this cake for a long time since I saw a picture of it along with the method I don't remember where. The two flavoured cake incorporated into one into a chessboard design intrigue me . Being fond of baking , I had to try it .
Eager to impress my family,I embarked upon the cake making mission with a vengeance. As I didn't have all the ingredients required for the recipe as in the video, it being the lockdown time , I decided to give my own tweaks and twists to it .
The vanilla and the chocolate cakes were made and trimmed. " My gosh! What do I do with all these cut cake ?"
The video hostess had not said anything about that . "May be she has no issues with food wastage ."
The cakes were cut and joined with jam as in the video . Then it was frosted and decorated . Like a diligent student I followed my teacher .
At last after a long tiring tryast with ingredients, pots and pans, my Battenburg cake ' was finally made . Now. It was time for it to be decorated, decorated sliced and served .
The mystery of the yellow and brown checker board design unfolded .I looked at with unbelieving eyes.i had cracked it in my first attempt.
"Wow ! They look so perfect " . I gave a pat on own back for my efforts proudly , though of course I knew it was a far cry from the original one . My husband too admired my creativity .
I really appreciate the hostess for looking so fresh at the end of the video, by the time I finished making my cake , I just wanted to rush to have a cool shower .