Another year has flown past and it’s my Birthday which means a Birthday bake was in order! Since I’ve been on a health kick since the start of the year, I am grabbing any opportunity to bake with both hands. Especially when it isn’t related to wedding cake prep I am trying my best to bake something I’ve never made before. It’s been months since I’ve made cupcakes so wanted to try a new cupcake creation.
As always Christmas day requires an alternative dessert to Christmas Pudding. It’s not for everyone and it’s always nice to have a choice of pudding, especially when it involves chocolate! This Mousse cake is light but delicious chocolate dessert cake which can be easily decorated to suit any occasion, not just Christmas!
Recently I’ve really enjoyed making cupcakes and with little to do this weekend, I thought I’d bake again. I’ve always wanted to give biscuit themed cupcakes a go. I always think they look aesthetically god every time! I chose Bourbon biscuit as I have a full proof chocolate cupcakes recipe and I know my team at work love a Bourbon!
Chocolate Fondants are irresistible chocolate puddings with melted molten chocolate in the middle which are usually drizzled with a bit of cream or some ice cream. Most restaurants tend to have them on their dessert menu and Guu makes a delicious version of them too. Nonetheless, making them from scratch at home is far more satisfying and in fact cheaper. They taste even better than ones you buy and have the added value of knowing you made them yourself.
So, bad news, my piping bag broke! I was so gutted as I was really determined to nail the icing on these cupcakes. I was just about to start when I found there were holes in the bag. Safe to say it was a little messy with chocolate buttercream squirting out random holes when I was trying to get it out onto the cake. Nonetheless, this weekend was a special occasion- I met the other bridesmaids for my brother’s wedding. It was a lovely afternoon and, as always, when there’s a reason to celebrate I thought I would bring some baked goods.
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”