Category Archives: Buttercream

Banana and Deeply Dark Chocolate Cake

This cake is one of courage – heart and soul. ¬†The legends surrounding bananas all have one common theme – that somewhere, somehow, the banana plant came from a heart. There is the legend of Corazon from the Philippines, who … Continue reading

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Peppa Pig Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake (with a pink heart running through)

This one’s just for show! Thanks to Gill at work for trusting me to make this and to the other Jill for the book which has inspired me to keep baking… ūüôā ¬†I’m sad we don’t get to talk cake … Continue reading

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‘Ruby Red’ Velvet Cakes (and Vegetable month)

Ruby Red. ¬†Whisper her name. She’s pouty, artificial and preened to within an inch of her life, yet oozes charm. ¬†She’s dressed immaculately in a fitted, tailored suit with patent killer heels. ¬†She probably owns a multi-million pound company and … Continue reading

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Mini Ginger and Chamomile Sponge Sandwich Cakes

Well, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Ginger Month. ¬†It’s March and I’m now thinking about planting vegetables, ready for the spring. ¬†We have asparagus root (a valentine’s gift), courgettes, narcissus and a variety of herbs. I’m looking … Continue reading

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Mummy Cake

Now I know it’s not Halloween! ¬†Really, I do. But it has been mega, mega, mega busy at work and blogging feels like a luxury I just don’t have these days. Nevermind, here we are. Better late than never. This … Continue reading

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Mummy Cake Pops!

These were LOVELY to make!! I can’t say they were copied/inspired/taken from anyone in particular – they were an accumulation of internet image searches for mummy cakes! ¬†There were some really, really cute ones, despite how scary they were meant … Continue reading

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Halloween Skull Cake!

We are almost American about Halloween in our house. We LOVE it! “Guess what Moo?” “Erm… what?” “It’s all hallows eve’s ween’s weave’s weeney weeeeeeeeeeeen!” Maybe it’s the goth in me? ¬†Yes, that’s exactly what it is. ¬†Some of the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Whoopie Pies and Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream

Whoopie pies. ¬†Sounds like a slip of the bottom, doesn’t it? You know – like a pump?! ¬†However, they tasted heavenly. Like little rounds of sunshine. I don’t like the name whoopie pies – only because of the British connotations … Continue reading

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Belgian Chocolate Cake Pops

Mmmmmm, I could lick one right now! Cake pops – not something I thought I’d ever try until the boys asked for one recently. ¬†So, on Sunday, I decided to experiment. ¬†I had some chocolate cake in the freezer I’d … Continue reading

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Black-Hearted Horny Devil Cakes

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh… These cakes have a little secret… Take a look if you don’t believe me. Deeply dark hearts. It’s for the goth in you. ¬†I am, deeply at heart, gothic. ¬†My music tastes vary wildly amongst that genre they call … Continue reading

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