Well it is a beautiful day  so there is no way I am hanging around in the kitchen today. I have other things to do so before I head out for the day I am going to share another recipe on Yummly and on my blog for my Mother’s Day idea. I have made my mother and myself this Flowerpot Cake. My mother visited yesterday so she already has her present.

[lt_recipe name=”Flowerpot Cake” prep_time=”45M” cook_time=”30M” total_time=”1H15M” difficulty=”Advanced” summary=”The cake can be gift wrapped and given as a present. Nutritionally, one slice of cake contains 835 calories, 42.1g total fat (54% daily total fat), 107.4g total carbohydrate (39% daily total carbohydrate), 1g fibre (4% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).” print=”yes” image=”https://www.love-to-bake.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/flowerpot2.jpeg” ingredients=”For the sponge:;8oz self raising flour;8oz caster sugar;8oz soft spread;4 eggs;1tsp vanilla essence;For the filling:;2 tbsp. strawberry jam;50g soft spread;150g icing sugar;For the decoration:;brownies;fondant;;” ]For the sponges:;Preheat the oven to gas 4.;Line two 7inch cake tins.;Weigh out the cake batter ingredients into a bowl and mix to form a smooth batter.;Transfer to the two tins and bake for 20-30 minutes till golden brown and springs back when touched.;When baked allow to cool completely cutting out two pot sized rounds ready for filling.;For the filling:;Mix the buttercream ingredients together to form a smooth cream.;Use the jam and some of the buttercream to sandwich the sponges together.;Spread the remainder of the buttercream over the outside of the cake.;Roll out the fondant in a wide strip to cover the sides of the cake.;Make a thinner strip to form the lip of the pot.;Smooth the fondant to shape the pot.;Crumble brownie over the top of the cake to resemble the soil.;Make fondant flowers and leaves to decorate the top of the pot to resemble a flowering plant.;;[/lt_recipe]

The rest of today is going to be spent finishing off my new recipe book which will be up for sale soon. An ideal Easter present with lots of Easter Treats inside. I have really enjoyed baking for this book and remembering all the different recipes I used for the various Easter treats I made to sell at the market stall. I have also tried a few different things out in this book and was very pleased with the results.