It’s been a whole year now since I was making a Frozen Birthday cake for my niece’s 4th Birthday! This weekend I was asked to make her Birthday cake again. I searched the internet fro something which looked fun for a kid but also didn’t take too much time (as I had an afternoon to get it done). I found this amazing, colourful looking Smarties cake, covered with chocolate finger and with a chocolate filling inside. The cake is truly a kids dream and looked like something that could be created in a few hours. This cake is not only perfect for a kids Birthday but would also work for big kids too!!
Sometimes you can’t beat a classic. Throughout all the years I’ve baked I’ve actually never made a classic Victoria Sponge so it was about time I gave it a go. It’s a great recipe if you’re looking for somewhere to start with baking. It’s so easy, simple and made from simple ingredients which won’t build up too much of an expense. It’s also a fantastic addition to a cup of tea or a glass of fizz!
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!
Happy Easter! Apologies, the title is a little bit of a mouthful, but it will all make sense a little later on. Easter is yet another great time of year for food and for experimenting with food. The day/bank holiday as a whole makes a great excuse to chill out, eat loads of yummy food, have a few drinks and see the family. This is my favourite combination of things, so, to mark the occasion this weeks bake is a chocolate cake, but with a little-hidden surprise!
I do have a confession to make…this did not turn out how I wanted it to. But, that was down to my own skill set rather than the recipe. I really need to work on icing layered cakes. I have never been able to get it right but practice makes perfect! I’ve decided to do more research on how to nail it.Hopefully, with some help from Pinterest and youtube, I’ll be on my way! But anyway, I apologise for this post not being the most aesthetic cake! Continue reading “Malteaser Cake”