by Tom Lefley, Nick Lefley and Mum Lefley for £10.25
19th August 2006
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One sunny Friday morning, in the school holidays, me and my brother were bored, and of course the first thing that came into our minds was...pimp a crispy cake!
What could be more fun than making a giant crispy cake - wrapper and all - well frankly eating boiled toenails!
This was literally making a mountain out of a molehill....well actually it was making a mountain out of:
2 x 600g packets of rice snaps
48 tablespoons of syrup / 1410g
48 tablespoons of sugar / 960g
48 tablespoons of cocoa / 240g
1 large flake for decoration
1 chocolate bar for decoration
1 pack of muffins - optional extra for research into paper casing
(Plus suffering the strange looks in the supermarket and begging for an advance on my pocket money for such a worthwhile cause)
also for the paper case :
6 A3 sheets of card
1 large compass
1 BIG bucket
1 piece of string
1 glue stick
estimated total cost : £10.25
And so we began -
First came the papercase (after viewing other crispy items, we decided that the wrapper was key to uniqueness). We (and by we I mean my mum did it while I took the pictures!) glued the sheets of card together.Then we used our abnormaly large compass to draw a *ahem* neat... circle, we then cut that out.
After that we (and this time I helped!) placed the bucket in a centre-ish position on the circle. We then tied the string round the middle of the bucket (for size). When that was done we slipped of the string and placed it underneath the circle, so it was exactly inline where the bucket was, then using the string, 7 hands (don't ask) and alot of willpower we moulded the card around the bucket - this took some time.
We then left it to 'set' before removing the bucket - this took superhuman strength, provided by me, as the bucket was full of lego *note to self* remove contents of the bucket before use as this can strain ligaments! *end note*.
Now came the 'crispylitious' crispy cake. We had decided to use a family recipe instead of cheating with just melted chocolate! This took huge amounts of hand-eye co-ordination, skill and maths (I left this bit to my brother! I dont do schoolwork in the holidays!)