Monthly Archives: May 2012

Lemon Drizzle Anniversary Cake with Calla Lilies

Please visit me: Phew!! I normally try to blog on Wednesdays and at the weekend, but this demanded so much attention that I didn’t get around to Wednesday! In fact, just WHERE did Wednesday go??!! Wednesday was baking evening. … Continue reading

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Chocolate Layer Cake with Chocolate Roses

It had been a very busy week at school.  Worse still, I had lots of work to do at the weekend, a presentation to prepare and three hungry boys in the house to feed.  Saturday was two days before payday … Continue reading

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21st Birthday Cake

Isn’t this a flamboyant cake?! Three layers of moist madeira cake, topped with white chocolate and ‘stuff’. The brief? Ultra-girly. The roses are handmade: This is the first time I’ve ever made roses. I used a tutorial in my favourite … Continue reading

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Hippie Cakes …. far out….

So, I needed inspiration for the final ‘Record Store Day’ cakes. I needed something hippie-ish, something faaarrrr  oouuuut maaaaaan. I needed grass. (The green lawn variety, of course). I needed flowers. I needed friendship bracelets. I needed music. So, armed … Continue reading

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Chocolate and Walnut Oaty Biscuits

Hello! You have caught me mid-birthday cake. I am up to my eyeballs in sugarpaste roses, white chocolate and 10″ cake. I’m not too impressed with the cake yet. And I feel a rant coming on… I’ve been experimenting trying … Continue reading

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Ziggy Stardust Cakes (and music…)

D’you know what?  I’m not going to put a recipe up here and insult your intelligence.  It’s just a damn basic vanilla recipe…and we all know how to do that right?  Nowt fancy.  Move along.  Nothing to see here. Apart … Continue reading

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