Category Archives: Cream

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Hot Chocolate (plus a few peeks at cakes)

It’s been such a long time since I posted anything new here.  The end of the school term was hectic, I had four full sized cakes to complete and then a trip to Brighton – phew!! Before we get to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Iced Fingers

Please stop by my VERY basic website: (I plan on developing  much more comprehensive one once D gets his finger out to help me.  I am terrible with technology – I STILL can’t work out how to add a print … 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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Cobweb Cakes (Chocolate Cupcakes)

Moo’s Pantry Please pop by and say hi at http://www.facebook.com/MoosPantry The more the merrier! Cobweb cakes, bad weather and broken heating… So, cobweb cakes – these were another creation for ‘Record Store Day’.  And lots of fun they were too!  Deeply … Continue reading

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Exotic Fruit Entremet (and a culinary BOO)

10/10 for taste. 4/10 for appearance, although I’d accept less… 😦 This was made to celebrate my ‘other mother’, Mom 2, stepmom (although we agree that we don’t like this title, especially as she’s nothing like Cinderella’s evil stepmother and … Continue reading

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Biscuit Joconde Imprime Entremet (Part 4/5) Dacquoise/Baileys Mousse

Right, let’s make no bones about this, I didn’t even know what Dacquoise was until I read Lisa’s blog! http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/biscuit-joconde-imprimeentremet-peanut-butter-and-chocolate-all-decked-out/  Luckily, I now know it to be an almond (or hazelnut) meringue!  Isn’t that posh?  I love all this fancy-pants … Continue reading

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Biscuit Joconde Imprime Entremet (Part 2) – Ganache Layer

So, the Biscuit Joconde Imprime is setting nicely in the freezer.  You want it nice and hard as the next part of the entremet is layering the wet stuff and we all know what happens if you dump a load … Continue reading

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