Loaf Tins – I love using 1lb loaf tins for making cakes, they bake beautifully and are so easy to slice in nice square portions.
Colour Sprinkles – Not all Sprinkles are Colour fast. If you are making this loaf cake for a special occasion, bake the cake and prepare the buttercream a few hours earlier. Once you have decorated with the Vanilla Buttercream, add the sprinkles just before serving.
What is a Loaf Cake?As the name implies, a loaf cake is made in a loaf tin or loaf pan. The sizes range between 1lb and 2lb loaf tins.
Can You Freeze Buttercream?Buttercream will Freeze for up to a couple of months. Make sure that you wrap it properly in either baking parchment or a suitable freezer-bag squashing out all the air to help prevent freezer burn. Or store in an airtight container. Remember to label it. Leave to thaw slowly in the fridge overnight before using it again. If needed, re mix back to a spreadable consistency.
What is the difference between a Pound Cake and a Loaf Cake?A pound cake, is made up of the four basic ingredients butter, flour, sugar and eggs. Pound cakes can be baked in most kinds of cake tins ranging from round, square or loaf tins. When baked in a loaf tin, they are often called Loaf Cakes, because of the type of tin it is baked in.
How long will buttercream keep?Buttercream will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge when kept in an airtight container. Because of the butter content, which will harden in the fridge, you will need to bring it back up to room temperature before using it again. If needed you can give it a good mix to help bring it back to a piping/spreadable consistency.