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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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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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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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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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Tiramisu Entremet – Final Reveal!

So, here’s the completed Entremet, all complete with Cocoa Glace on top. Here’s the recipe for the glace: Cocoa/Coffee (Coffoa?? Glace) 1 1/2 tsp gelatin powder / 2 leaves gelatin / 2 tsp agar-agar powder 60 ml (1/4 cup) double … 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 3) – Coffee Genoise

Genoise is a light Italian cake, named after it’s birthplace, Genoa. This was to be the third layer of my Entremet.  Genoise is a feathery, airy sponge (imagine if I’d accidentally added an ‘h’ before ‘airy’ – lol, that would … Continue reading

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Biscuit Joconde Imprime Entremet…

Before I launch into this MASSIVE culinary/patisserie challenge, I have a few shout-outs to do here.  Firstly, the inspiration and desire to attempt this complicated dessert came from one of my favourite bloggers: http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/  I LOVE EVERYTHING this lady does; … Continue reading

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Guinness Cake

Here’s a recipe from Nigella Lawson that’s been tweaked by Gizzi Erskine.  It’s a real ‘Man’s Cake’, probably great after a footie game, a few pints and a Ruby Murray (curry, it’s cockney rhyming slang my American brothers and sisters!). … Continue reading

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