Cake that round two…

So, it’s round two of the Emporium Bakery’s GBBO competition, cake that. We had to recreate a recipe from a list of cakes, pies and tarts. I thought this entry was in on the 29th, so yesterday I was running around my kitchen like a headless chicken. Every time I used the pie crust recipe, I usually use, the cream and fruit would fall through. Two crumbled pie crusts later, I admitted defeat and bought a shop bought pie crust. I can imagine the sheer horror on Mary Berry’s face now, but at the end of the day, honesty is best and it’s my own fault for not checking the dates. So here’s how I made the filling…

fruit pie

For the whipped cream and fruit filling
250ml of chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
I chilled my metal mixing bowl in the fridge for ten minutes, I then added the sugar, the vanilla extract and whipping cream to the bowl. I whisked on a high setting, until the cream became stiff. I then scooped the filling into the pie crust and topped with lots of fresh fruit for decoration.


Super easy, to make I just wish my own home made pie crust would have held the weight of the fruit and cream together, but sadly I ran out of time and had to post something for my competition entry. Hopefully in the final challenge I can bake something amazing, to make up for this!


  1. September 19, 2014 / 8:39 am

    Your tart looks lovely! Don't worry about cheating with the pastry case – sometimes life is too short to mess around with homemade pastry!
    Beth x

  2. September 19, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    This looks beautiful with all the different colours of the fruits on top.

  3. September 19, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    Oh my look at all that lovely fresh fruit, so pretty and colourful! It looks amazing, I don't blame you for buying shop brought pastry because it's a nightmare
    Helena /

  4. September 19, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    This looks amazing! Love the arrangement of the fruit, it's so creative and colourful!

    Bramble & Thorn

  5. September 19, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Mmmm that looks so good! Loving all the colors 🙂 It must have been fun eating all the delicious parts of the pie that didn't make it to the final product 😛 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  6. September 19, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    I wish I had seen this before, it would have been perfect for our potluck! Oh well, next time.


  7. September 19, 2014 / 6:38 pm

    'Scuse me whilst I just wipe the dribble off my laptop… That looks so good!

  8. September 19, 2014 / 8:18 pm

    This looks so yummy! I'm definitely trying it out!

  9. September 19, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Ooooohh, this just looks so so scrummy x

  10. September 20, 2014 / 8:32 am

    Looks yummy.

  11. September 20, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    That looks delicious! You shouldn't be ashamed to say you bought the pie crust? It looks amazing anyway!! Xx

    Beauty Girl

  12. September 22, 2014 / 9:19 am

    oh goodness this looks incredible! wish i have to time to prepare such an elaborate fruit tart as well – it's the best! 🙂

    AL xx

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