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Live Baking the 2019 UK General Election Results | #BakeTheNews

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

For those of you who have been following me on YouTube for a while, you'll know that back in 2017 I needed an excuse to stay up for the election results (because apparently if I fall asleep - I wake up to bad news!).


In my first attempt, I created 650 cupcakes and decorated them into the 2017 UK general election results. It was a very long night that didn't go too smoothly so when the 2019 election was called I knew it was time for redemption!

This year I took on the #BakeTheNews challenge again and on Thursday 12th December I stayed up to live bake the 2019 general election results.


650 sugar cookies, an unhealthy amount of buttercream and 17 hours later. This was the result...

This experiment took a whopping 17 hours to complete (arguably not my fault...) and for those of you want to count the calories I used:

(for the sugar cookies)

  • 1.1kg butter

  • 1kg sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • 1.3kg plain flour

  • 15g baking powder

  • 7g salt

(for the buttercream icing)

  • 1.5kg butter

  • 3kg icing sugar

  • food colouring in all the colours of the political rainbow

If you're interested in a night of endless baking, why not give it a go yourself!?


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