I needed 2x11inch cake pans...I had an 8 and a 9 - good enough, I thought. Step 1 sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Easy. Done. Step 2 cream together the butter and sugar...Hell! The sugar was, by now, underneath a mountain of flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in the other bowl. I'm sorry; it was DRY!So I grabbed a spoon and started bailing out my flour to recover the (now very powdery) sugar beneath. Okay. I'm good. I followed steps 3, 4 and 5 and bunged them in the oven, along with a little one for the left over gloop as my tins were too small. I looked up. Apart from the chocolate, fondant icing, millions of KitKats and cream for the decoration, I was left with an unopened bottle of vanilla extract. Hmmm. I scoured the pages and... No, nothing.
So today's task is to decorate my cake, with regular sized KitKats (as we don't have super sized ones in UK) and work out what to do with the $@#>! vanilla. If you don't hear from me again, I will probably be drowning my sorrows in cider, plastered head to toe in chocolate ganache and stinking of vanilla. Nobody mention the cake!