But rather than just nipping over to the village Tesco Express for a Mr Kipling or some such other dainty, he came over all unnecessary and purchased a Betty Crocker Red Velvet cake mix ……..
……… saying that when he saw it, it had evoked many happy memories of Last Vegas, where Red Velvet cake was rife, and of which we had consumed and nommed copiously.
So Darrell set to work, adding the other ingredients and “Whisking….” he said, “…. to a level of perfection Paul Hollywood would have been proud of!” I am afraid that the pictures just do not do justice to the actual redness of the mixture, but believe me it was very red ……. and then naturally Nigel appeared just in time to lick the bowl! What is he like?
Darrell also bought a tub of Betty Crocker vanilla icing, “Well, it would have been most rude not to, seeing as they were sitting side by side on the shelf” he explained.
….. And then proceeded to slather the said cake with the delicious confection with a very deft hand indeed, it was like watching poetry in cake production motion.
And finally, Darrell decided to add his own unique, de rigueur touch to his creation …. by crushing a bag of Maltesers and sprinkling them romantically on the top, pure genius!
Et Voila! And how did it taste? Well you’ll have to wait until tomorrow when Nigel and I will be reviewing it most robustly!!!!!