Disaster averted - Confessions of a cook.
I haven't quite got the hang of the fan oven part of my new (ish) range cooker yet and yesterday I made two fruit cakes for the Help for Heroes bake sale at the weekend. Some of the raisins that were on the top were a bit singed (rest of cake OK). Waste not want not. sliced a thin layer off the top, rolled out marzipan and placed a round on top of cakes and pinched the edges, 11 balls of marzipan for the apostles (minus Judas) and a going over with the whizzy new blow lamp I got for Christmas. Added sugar flowers on top and wide yellow ribbon round the middle and Bob's your uncle - two Simnel cakes. What the buyers don't know won't hurt them.
I know Simnel cake is really a Mothering Sunday thing not an Easter thing but it seems to have slipped in time these days.
Have learned lesson and will cook fruit cakes in non-fan oven in future!
It looks a bit like this
Don’t look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along and switch the bl**dy thing on yourself.