I was recently given the Great British Puddings recipe book as a gift. It’s full of lots of pudding recipes including old favourites as well as some more traditional forgotten recipes. It has a good mix of pies, puddings, cakes and other dessert recipes. There are also a good picture to recipe ration, which is always nice to see. Continue reading
Last week Tues I turned the big 25!! *queue the half way to 50 jokes* …I really wanted to write something deep & meaningful about passing this milestone in my life….BUT I’m drawing a blank lol. So I’ll just say, that I’ve had a fabulous birthday & that I’m very grateful to the friends & family that celebrated with me last Tues & over the weekend. I had such an amazing time! Continue reading
This Giant Cupcake was made for a very good friend of the family who celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago. Her name is Ruby, which is why she requested the lovely red theme for her cake. The cake is a victoria sponge, filled with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.
I really love the deep red colour that I achieved with the buttercream roses and as always, it is a massive confidence boost to recieve positive feedback about my cakes.
Last weekend, London town had some faboulous weather, and so for my dad and sister’s joint birthday party, we had a family BBQ. Naturally, I was in charge of bringing the cakes. My sister had already decided months ago that she wanted her cake to look like a musical note, so I had a chance to be organised and take my time doing this cake. Continue reading
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.
This is the first of two cakes that I made this week.
It was made for a very close friend of mine. We have a tradition of exchanging Christmas presents in January (you have to try it!) and this was part of her gift, along with a few other goodies.
It’s a Rich Fruit Cake decorated with snowflakes. I made the snowflakes and the writing gold just to add another dimension to an otherwise all white cake.
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