Category Archives: Layer cakes

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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‘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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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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Peppermint and Chocolate Battenberg

It’s been a fine, fine few days here in the North East of England. We’ve seen some spectacular weather, alongside some of the worst.  Hot and sunny or windy and raining.  A tale of two halves.  So what could be … 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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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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Lemon Meringue Pie

PLEAASSEEEEE visit me AT:     MoosPantry  I’d LOVE to talk cake!!!!  Or music – goth/metal/grunge/post-punk etc….!!! Anyway, my oven is a fan oven – can you tell? It DEFINITELY isn’t working is it? Tee hee… However this was a … Continue reading

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