Category Archives: Large cakes

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… 🙂  I’m sad we don’t get to talk cake … Continue reading

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Cherry, Almond and Swede Cake

Who doesn’t love Cherry Bakewells?  Aren’t they just so cheeky?  I imagine they were exactly what Alice ate when she saw those tiny delights with ‘Eat Me’ written on them. Give in to temptation… go on… Chocolate would have been … Continue reading

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Lemon, Lavender and Parsnip Cake

Here’s the second cake in ‘Vegetable Month’.  I think this little Missy should be showcased in every home, she’s so beautiful. She’s very easy on the eye – a real English Rose.  She’s soft and pale – no sunshine for … Continue reading

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Ginger, Chocolate and Caramel Layer Cake

With St Valentine’s Day just over, there has been an abundance of recipes saturating the internet for chocolate desserts or hidden-heart cupcakes all slathered with frostings in every shade of red or pink, sprinkled with tiny heart sprinkles… Maybe, just … Continue reading

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Celebration Carrot Cake (Sunderland AFC!)

I LOVE a good excuse to make a birthday cake and, even better, this one was a very special birthday cake.  An 80th birthday cake for a stout Sunderland AFC supporter… EIGHTY! You’d NEVER know it. So, we decided to … Continue reading

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Christmas Cakes 2012

Christmas Cakes 2012 – I wish I had photographs of all seven of them but sadly, I don’t! The end of 2012 became incredibly busy here.  I had a presentation/assignment to do for university, we moved house and I had … 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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Birthday Carrot Cake

What sort of cake do you make for a little sis who’s sparkly, bubbly, funny, beautiful and well-travelled? And slightly mad?!!  (JK, sis, JK!) It had to be bright and bold. It had to be carrot cake, with deliciously decadent … 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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