Category Archives: Chocolate

Cappuccino Squares with White Chocolate Frosting

It’s forecast for rain today. Somehow, though, with the doors open, the sun beating down, sailing boats out in the harbor, the sea lazily lapping the beach and a blue, blue sky, flecked with pillowy clouds, I can’t imagine how. … Continue reading

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Black Forest Gateau (The BFG)

I’ve been working REALLY hard on getting my buttercream perfectly smooth – it’s gotta be as smooth as The Fonz.  You know what I’m talking about… There’s something about a satin finish to that icing application that makes you feel … Continue reading

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Zombie Cake

Night of the Living Dead? No. I know, I know.  NOT the prettiest cake on the blog!! But, for a little boy’s seventh birthday, it had to be gross, right?  He’s obsessed with zombies, but the funny thing is, if … Continue reading

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Carved Selfridges Cake (Cakebook Britain)

Finally, it’s back to normal and regular posting!!  A mad last couple of weeks at school and then the first week away on the South Coast of Britain, ‘wild camping’ hasn’t left much time for blogging, but, as promised, here … Continue reading

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Cakebook Britain 2012

Why am I posting pictures of Chocolate Buttons, I hear you ask? Well, this is just a snippet from our entry for Cakebook Britain, 2012. Cakebook Britain 2012  A GIANT, edible map, covered in cake replicas of famous British landmarks. … Continue reading

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Oasis Guitar Cake…..

The chocolate, royal iced Oasis Guitar cake I made DURING OUR OFSTED INSPECTION … Yes. Go on. Respect where respect’s due….. I really don’t mind if you clap.  Or even “Hurrah!” I am such a martyr to my baking… LOL! … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake with English Roses

“Laaaaand of Ho-ope annnnnd Gloooooooooooory…” The sounds of jubilee songs permeated the air over HRH.  Would you believe that our place of work has the initials ‘HRH’?  You couldn’t make this stuff up… What fun we had – everyone convinced … 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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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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