Our first Noodle Lab post! Isn’t this exciting? Well for me it is at least – after working so hard on the blog’s theme, it’s nice to be able to finally post.
Basically, Hayley & I will be sharing our experiments in detail: we’ll show some photos, share the successes, and share the failures. This category is not to be confused with the Recipes section – we won’t be sharing any recipes here! Most of our experiments will be based on other peoples’ recipes, and to share them there would be stealing.
The Noodle Lab gives us this freedom to share the learning, while also giving credit to the original owners of the recipes. So, with that little introduction over, it’s time to share!
Alright, so Hayley & I have both practised a little bit of cake decorating over the years. We stopped for a little while, but we never truly lost interest in it. However, since the idea of Noodle Bake started cropping up we thought we’d try our hand at it again – and boy, was it delicious!
We decided to try out a true red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting; we were soooo interested in that chemical reaction between the baking soda & white vinegar, that creates that soft & moist texture of the cake.
And it turned out beautifully! It was ridiculously moist and fresh and was devoured within a week by our family. Hayley & I considered leaving out the red food colouring, because we wanted to see that slight hint of red created by the chemical reaction – but we couldn’t resist, and wanted the cake to be vibrant red!
The only issue… or well, should I say difficulty, was the cream cheese frosting. I had made it just a little too soft, which made it difficult to frost nicely and smoothly; it was just way too sloppy. But of course, that didn’t affect the taste at all!
All-in-all, it was a huge success; but of course, there are some things Hayley & I want to keep in mind for next time:
- Firmer frosting for smoother decorating!
- More bench space – plenty of red food colouring everywhere… maybe we just need to plan bench space first!
- Time management