Category Archives: Vanilla cake

Two Tier Vanilla Bean Cake

Had a whale of a time doing this one!!!  The cascade of glittery roses….  it’s a form of therapy making them. This post is just for show – no recipes here today! Then I was asked to do a Tinkerbell … 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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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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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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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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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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Hippie Cakes …. far out….

So, I needed inspiration for the final ‘Record Store Day’ cakes. I needed something hippie-ish, something faaarrrr  oouuuut maaaaaan. I needed grass. (The green lawn variety, of course). I needed flowers. I needed friendship bracelets. I needed music. So, armed … Continue reading

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Ziggy Stardust Cakes (and music…)

D’you know what?  I’m not going to put a recipe up here and insult your intelligence.  It’s just a damn basic vanilla recipe…and we all know how to do that right?  Nowt fancy.  Move along.  Nothing to see here. Apart … Continue reading

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Psychadelic Cakes for Hot Rats ‘Record Store Day’

Those of you who know me will know I love music.  I am in no way a ‘Muso’ – I can’t recall the name of every song on such-and-such’s third album with the alternate titles on the re-release three years … Continue reading

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