29 November 2010

In Kent

Well I never...

A wee bit WI....

and on the menu were:

  • Gingerbread heart biscuits with chocolate & vanilla incing
  • Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
  • Chocolate muffins with an extra chocolatey center
  • Lemon drizzle loaf cake

7 October 2010

Cupcake splurge

Upon discovering this wonderful website we decided nothing would do it justice more than making FOUR cupcakes from her list.
So ladies and gentlemen i introduce to you:
  • Sour cream raspberry with cream cheese frosting
  • Lemon with cream cheese frosting & lemon curd
  • Peanut butter with peanut butter frosting & chocolate ganache
  • Espresso fudge with chocolate cream cheese frosting

We changed a few things, added half self raising and half plain flour...added lemon peel to the lemon cupcakes (cos that makes sense non?), changed the topping for that completely and decorated that raspberry one with blueberries...why not aye.
Anyway...have a gander....

Time to get pretty...

 Christ. I'm exhausted now.

Seasonal Crumbs

Apple crumble for a mid-week dinner party...

 Cox's apples, cinnamon, ground cloves and as Delia says.....ground almonds for the topping.
Nice n crunchy yo

4 October 2010

Home bakes

Vanilla layer cake with pink icing - a nice spot of Saturday afternoon baking

Chocolate cupcakes with a chopped walnut and coconut topping

Pre-decorated beauts

 Now, as i discovered, whisking the egg yolks and the egg whites (the latter added last) makes for a very light springy sponge which is just so tasty indeed

Now, i know this looks like a kidney or something...BUT let me tell you, it tasted delicious!
Me & Natasha conquered the Chocolate Beetroot Cake
Twas moist & fruity & rich & light all at the same time, it that is even possible.

27 September 2010

Getting involved

So me & Alex made this wonderful cake without ANY scales and it was totally OTT

 Vanilla sponge with a freshly whipped cream filling and an incredibly sweet chocolate ganache topping.

A couple of Lemon Drizzle Loaf cakes

Banana cake with rum soaked raisins

Lemon Madiera Loaf cake
With that lovely crusty sugar top
Those 3 are courtesy of Nigella and her intense use of butter and sugar, naturally.

My first cupcake attempt

 That was way back in May but i quite enjoyed it...

A birthday cake for Tom, 2nd May 2010
Victoria Sponge with a raspberry jam & fresh cream filling, decorated with fresh strawberries.


Delicious cakes by mother...

Can't get much better than that.

Coffee & Walnut
Victoria Sponge
Chocolate Fudge