Another Giant Cupcake, this time for a friend of mine. She wanted a cake for her husband’s Nameday.
A Nameday, is very similar to a birthday, insofar as it involves gifts and cake. The main difference being that, instead of celebrating the day you were born, you celebrate……you guessed it – your name! It is a really popular tradition in Poland (and a few other countries I’m told). My question is, why do we not have it here in the UK???
This giant cupcake is a red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The idea, was to make it look like an actual oversized cupcake – hence the giant buttercream swirl and the sprinkles. I am really pleased with how it turned out and so glad that they both loved it too.
I have a running joke with a friend from the States, that all us Brits do is sit around having tea and crumpets (which is obviously not true). This post however, is very stereotypically British. Seeing as it’s the Queen’s Jubilee and all, I think it’s allowed. Continue reading →
Making Apple Pie from scratch has always been on my baking “to-do list” and as I’m posting this so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought it would made sense to make the pie V-Day themed. However, this recipe can be made at anytime of year, Continue reading →
Hello all!! I thought it would be a good idea for my first post to be a recipe that everyone could try, plus I’ve been dying to try these cake pops out for the LONGEST time.
For those not in the know (and where have u been?!) cake pops are little balls of cake & frosting dipped in a chocolate candy coating yum yum yum. They were made famous by a lady called Bakerella.
The recipe and method I’ve used below has been adapted from Bakerella’s website. Unlike Bakerella, I decided to make my cake and buttercream frosting from scratch (yay, go me) and I also use a lot less cake/frosting than she recommends. I made choc Continue reading →