excellent twist on trifle”
Lined the shells with tempered chocolate for a shinny finish. Then I made I made up a jelly and soaked some Genoese sponge and let it cool.i had previously made some confectioners custard. Piped the custard into the chocolate moulds, followed by the cooled sponge and fruit jelly mix, topped off with a biscuit from the recipe. Finally more chocolate to seal. Leaving the whole to chill before turning them out. Finished them off with a swirl of creme chantilly for a special tea time treat.
Published 27 05 2014
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by Miss Alexander
I had some vouchers to use and thought I'd give the teacake mould a try. It is alot of effort and it takes time but I've really enjoyed myself and the results are delicious. Instead of putting chocolate on the tops of the biscuits I used squeezy jam which was delish!
Published 17 03 2014
Love this tea cake mould”
first time using the tea cake mould and it was perfect, lovely smooth, perfect tea cakes. I did cheat however!! I used marshmallow fluff to fill and chocolate digestives for the base- a perfect fit-my only comment would be that they are too big, a meal in itself really. A smaller size would be better.
Published 03 03 2014
They are Huge!”
Today I used the chocolate marshmallow mould for the first time. Even though I don't have an electric whisk so making the marshmallow filling certainly used a few calories, that was jolly hard work. Yes it is time consuming because you have to wait for things to cool before you can move to the next stage. However, the results are well worth it because they are enormous! I won't be eating one today because, of course, even at my age I still have to lick the bowl so I'm afraid I exceeded my sugar ration and made myself feel queasy after both the chocolate bowl and the marshmallow bowl.
Published 26 02 2014
A must for marshamallow lovers!”
by Mrs ogden
I was bought this for my birthday in October and as other reviews I had no intention whatsoever to use the recipe included! The chocolate comes out of the moulds perfect every time! I pile in the Marshmallow fluff and pop on a chocolate digestive as these are the perfect size. No mess, no fuss, no hassle! (Regular digestive too large!) To date I have made just short of 200 for birthdays, school Christmas fairs ( Christmas puddings a blob of white icing on the top with holly and berries - fabulous) All gone down a treat every time. Pleased to hear I can bake cakes in it too!! Love it!
Published 20 01 2014
Mould great - recipe disappointing”
I knew this would be time-consuming but ..!!! Mould: does all it promises - a little unstable & fiddly, perhaps but overall, good. The recipe: a disaster! 1) No timing indications 2) Biscuit base could be sweeter and definitely more liquid required. Barely sufficient quantity 3) Marshmallow & chocolate WAY too much of both - huge wastage 4) Marshmallow separated on cooling and oozed liquid sugar from the finished teacakes 5) Biscuit bases split from teacake when turned out of moulds 6) Cakes HUGE - feel moulds could be smaller. Will probably try again with a different recipe
Published 25 10 2013
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by Susan Dewhurst
I have used this twice already having only received it yesterday! I cheated and used bought plain biscuits and Marshmallow Fluff. I made one tray with jam & one without. They are amazingly perfect and a wow for your friends.
Published 23 10 2013
These are fiddly to make but you would know that before you buying a mould to make them. I can't understand the bad reviews as the mould itself is absolutely perfect and my first effort wasn't too bad. I cheated a bit by using chocolate digestives rather than making my own and they fitted perfectly. Need to get the right amount of chocolate in the mould to begin with and yes, there is far to much marsh mallow so I will at least half that next time. If you like experimenting, go for it. :-)
Published 11 10 2013
CHOCOLATE TEACAKE MOULD”
This was very disappointing and messy. It was extremely time consuming and the end result, although it tasted fine was probably not worth the effort. I am heartened to hear that the mould can be used as a cake mould.
Published 19 09 2013
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I received this product this week and made my first set of tea cakes yesterday. It takes time and effort, but they came out perfectly!! One reviewer has said that the filling came out runny, but my guess is it wasn't whipped long enough because mine was perfect. This was my first try and a trial run so just made these for hubby and I to enjoy. I will be making these again for Christmas and other special occasions. And other times just to have them! Highly recommended as long as you realise it will take time as you do everything individually-biscuits, filling, coating. But well worth it!
Published 11 09 2013
Love this mould!”
Yes they take a while to make but the result is so worth it! I must admit the recipe for the marshmallow does make rather a lot and I did have some spare. There was a "hold your breath" moment when it came to removing the teacakes from the mould but I shouldn't have worried the teacakes came out very easily! I would highly recommend this product.
Published 11 09 2013
Excellent multi-use mould”
by Mrs Cartmel
This mould is great for making small spherical cakes with (bauble cakes). Also excellent for drying large sugarcraft flowers in. Excellent multi-use mould.
Published 02 09 2013
Not worth the bother.”
I would not recommend this product: I was very disappointed as this item did not reach the usual high standard of Lakeland products. I found the making of the teacakes extremely tedious, the given amounts for the actual marshmallow mixture made far too much filling and was far too runny even though I weighed out the ingredients exactly. However, the end product was enjoyed by my guests even though it made very messy eating! As a very experienced cook I will not be making these teacakes again.
Published 28 08 2013
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