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Anyway. The whole thing was a breeze! Really, it was. The recipe was great - clear and straightforward and friendly sounding, with handy pictures for the steps so you knew what everything was supposed to look like. The hardest part about it was having to dismantle the fridge to get the cake in to chill after the buttercream coating! (as I live in a hobbity house with a teeny fridge!)
Something I really struggle with is levelling cakes though, I can just about manage to cut off the domes but I never manage to get them properly level - this accounts for why this cake is hourglass shaped and leaning!
Structural complaints aside, the cake was absolutely delicious if I do say so myself. The chocolate sponge might well become my 'go to' chocolate cake recipe and it tasted great with the coolness of the peppermint buttercream and after eights. The other great thing was it rose so well - the cake was really high and the slices were HUGE. It didn't stick around very long at all. I don't see many mint chocolate cakes around, I think they are very underrated! Recipe is online here - I urge you all to try it!
*Any. Any at all.