I completely fell in love with some honeycomb shaped cake I ate while on holiday in Wales last year. We were staying in New Quay and enjoyed a visit to the honey farm just up the road. We had been there before on a previous holiday and went back to stock up on honey and enjoy some lunch in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of the honey farm. In the cafe there are lots of delicious honey themed bakes to try including their delicious Honey Bara Brith and flapjacks. But this last year I was intrigued by some honey cake which was actually honey comb shaped. When I asked the lady in the cafe how she had made the pattern she explained it was a special tin to create the effect. I just HAD to search for one myself!
In the end I found exactly what I was looking for on Amazon, it was one of Nordicware’s high quality bundt pans. At £35 the pans are not cheap for those who live in the UK but I know it will last a lifetime and I will use it a lot.
On the last week of term I ended up baking about four different cakes for two different occasions in the school where I work. On one morning we had a special Awards Assembly, the following day we had our Year 6 Leavers’ Mass both followed by inviting our parents back to have tea and coffee. I brought out two bakes each day and I was so pleased with all the lovely comments about the honeycomb cake.
As with a lot of my bakes with bundts I search through Dollybakes’ website for inspiration and ideas and as I needed a honey cake recipe I went straight back to Rachel McGrath’s blog! This time I noticed Rachel had made a Honey and Ginger Bundt cake which she had baked in a fir tree wreath pan as it was in the winter. I chose to use the recipe and leave out the ginger, just keeping the honey. I would have loved to have used some of the Welsh honey I had bought from New Quay honey farm but it had been used up long ago. Instead I used some acacia honey I’d bought in Booths a couple of weeks back. I also used some Greek yoghurt which was flavoured with honey, which kept the cake moist.
I’m already thinking of other ways I can use this pretty tin!
Love Sam xx