So with it being John's birthday, I finally had time to make him a cake this year. Usually, he reminds me about the day before, and I've never got all the stuff I need, or I'm making one for somebody else. So after patiently waiting three years, he finally gets this one.
Now in all fairness, it nearly went in the bin! Because when I first started decorating it, I squished the sides, and all the filling came out. 🤨Anyway, after a few deep breaths and a little chat with myself, I finally...
This is literally hot off the press so much so; I haven't even finished cleaning the kitchen yet!
Anyway, I need to get a picture posted as I've just put it on Twitter and tagged my lovelies over at Dawn Foods UK who provided me with the delicious Dobla Candy Canes. I will write up more when I get a second, but at least we have the picture for now.
...To be quite honest I wasn't going to make a Christmas themed cake this year, but when Dawn Foods sent me out the Candy Canes, I literally...
Here is a Beauty, and the Beast themed birthday cake that I recently made for our friends' granddaughters 2nd birthday celebrations. The cake was romantic in nature and inspired by their love story, and the swags and drapes found on Belle's dress.
I chose to use a Vanilla Madeira Sponge Cake due to its sturdy nature and filled it with lashings of jam and buttercream.
The cake comprises of a 7-inch top tier and a 9-inch base tier.
I wanted the cake to be bold...
In light of the recent campaign to storm Area 51 and free all the aliens I thought it might be quite fitting to make a cake to celebrate the event. As you can see, Aliens do exist and look extremely happy to be escaping! #Area51
Please note that no aliens or soldiers were harmed in the making of this cake!
On a more informative note, the breakdown of this cake is as follows.
The cakes are 6 and 8-inch square Madeira sponges that were filled and covered with Chocolate fudge icing...
Here is a last-minute Emoji Cake that I made at my husband's request for his birthday.
This 8-inch Victoria sponge was filled with jam and buttercream and then covered in icing fondant.
I used Renshaw Ready to Roll yellow, black, white and Fuschia icing to cover and decorate it.
I made the tongue freestyle with my hands, forming the shape with my fingers then scoring it with a knife to create the line.
The left eye was made by rolling a sausage and then tapering the edges; the right...
Here is my latest cake creation that I made for a dear friend of mine for her 50th birthday. If I'm entirely honest, I struggled a little bit coming up with a design for this one as my friend had given me free rein with it and I wasn't quite sure what kind of cake I was going to make.
So after a few sleepless nights, a hunt through every colour known to man I decided that blue and white would be my colour of choice. Even though I had an idea, I still didn't have a vision, and this didn't...
I've seen a few of these Naked Rustic Cakes, and with the weather changing over from the summer period to autumnal I thought it would be nice to try and make one. They are relatively easy to do, and even though they're not decorated in the typical sense, they look very stylish even though they are a little rough around the edges.
These are great for a novice baker to try their hand at as it helps with their stacking/tiering skills. To make one do the following:
For the top tier make a 5...
I recently made the following Peppa Pig Cake for our friends Granddaughter and thought I would guide you on making your own. Please note that I made the cake the day before to allow it to cool and settle for 24hrs before decoration.
Firstly I made an 8 inch Madeira cake using this method: Madeira Cake All in one method.
The quantities I used were:
450 Grams Plain Flour (All-purpose for the US)
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
400 Grams Caster Sugar (Superfine for the US)
The good thing about cake is that you can have pretty much any design you want! No matter what your brief, you can create one of the wackiest cakes that you can think of and something that is unique to only you. This year my daughter had a mixed bag of ideas and finally came up with this design for her 13th birthday!
The making of the toppers can be found in Baking Adventures section. Now to the cake part!
Firstly we rolled out Renshaw's Poppy Red Icing.
I then covered the cake in...