So my friend turned up at my house yesterday with a tub of white slop and written instructions of what I need to do to create this cake and it takes 10 days before it can be baked! I was a little alarmed as this white mixture has to be kept out of the fridge for 10 days and contains milk, sugar and yeast I believe. It is bubbling away in a bowl and I am to stir once a day for days 1-3, then I need to add milk, sugar and flour and stir daily until day 10. Then on day 10 I split the mixture into four (apparantly I am meant to give three portions of this mixture to friends!) Then there are further ingredients to add to it including apples, saltanas etc before baking. My initial thoughts were to bin it as I don't like the thought of milk out of the fridge for 10 days! But I am assured that it is perfectly safe and the end product tastes delicious.... The mixture smells a bit like alcohol, guess that's the yeast. I won't be passing any on to friends as I don't like the thought of being part of some sort of chain letter but just wondered if anyone else has made this or what your thoughts are on the safety of this method?! Googling Herman Friendship Cake gives you a more detailed description of the process if you are interested!