Something I love about the weekend is that it is always a great excuse to have pudding! For me, pudding has to go beyond a slice of cake. Pudding has to be far more- usually incredibly rich and smothered in cream or chocolate. If you’re going to have a treat you’ve got to make it worth your while! One of the only pudding’s me and my other half can agree on is Profiteroles. I think it is one pudding some people would struggle to dislike. Light pastry, filled with freshly whipped cream drenched in chocolate sauce. As I said, you’ve got to make it worth your while…
Cheesecake is often a winner all round! That is why it tends to be my ‘go to’ whenever I am baking for a dinner with friends or family. It’s always popular and there is plenty to go round! It is also a great blank canvas too for decoration and you can make it your own! This post contains the recipe for a Mini Egg Cheesecake, perfect for Easter or Easter chocolate leftovers! If it’s not Easter you can easily swap the Mini Eggs out for other chocolate favourites such as m and ms, chocolate buttons, or milky bar.
It’s Easter weekend! The weather is gorgeous and it’s time for a few days to relax with lots of food and drink. As the holiday revolves around chocolate, it would be rude not to bake something gooey and chocolatey. This bake was an idea sent to me by my friend, what better way to catch up than baking a proper treat!
This weekend I made another tier to my brother’s wedding cake. This is a traditional fruit cake however, unlike most traditional wedding cakes the other tiers are different flavours. Although many people aren’t fans of fruit cake this light version is one which is easily enjoyable. It has pops of colours from the pistachios, glace cherries as well as packing lots of flavour from orange and lemon zest as well as stem ginger. This cake can be used for many other occasions such as a Christmas fruit cake or just to be enjoyed for an afternoon tea.
As Easter is fast approaching one of my favourite baked goods is back on the shelves- Hot Cross Buns. Hot Cross Buns mix some of my favourite flavours together into one delicious bun. I have always bought them thinking I need to try to make them myself one day. Year after year I get put off by the thought of having to make a bread dough. It isn’t something I’m very confident with. However, this recipe proved that sometimes just putting your mind and trying something different can lead to surprising results!
Even amongst a very busy week, I managed to fit in a quick bake to be used as a birthday cake this weekend. It was my sister in law’s hen do, but, it was also her and one of the hens’ birthday. Of course, you can’t have a birthday without any birthday cake! I manage to bake this within an hour and a bit on a Thursday night- which goes to show how easy this recipe is! With a few finishing touches and decorations this cake turns from something which looks super simple, to something which looks gorgeous!
This year I’ve been cramming in practice wedding cakes wherever I can. I have been asked to do my brother’s wedding cake for the big day in April, which I am both excited and nervous to do! I’ve never done anything like it so have been trying my best to ensure I am ready, and fully equipped to pull it off! This week I made one of the cake tiers for a birthday cake. It was the perfect opportunity to try nail the cake, and in particular, try to get my skills using fondant up to scratch. The cake was a success and the recipe I have been using gives you fantastic results. A gorgeous, tangy lemon cake with a lemon curd buttercream finished with fondant icing for decor. If you’ve got a celebration coming up this recipe will guide you in making the perfect cake!