This post is a few months late but, after a busy period of moving into a new home baking and blogging has been difficult. However, in April I had the privilege of making my brother’s wedding cake. For me, this was a massive achievement and something I didn’t think I was capable of. With some help from a flourist, the cake looked great. In this post, I will provide the recipes for all 3 tiers, how I constructed the cake as well as some tips for anyone who wants to give it a go! If you’re not sure all 3 tiers are great on their own as a celebration cake.
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…
Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to bake for my friend’s Baby Shower! I was feeling a little nervous, especially as I was trying something new and something I had invented in my head a little. Despite this the cakes were a success and I was really happy with how they turned out! I was trying to recreate a Victoria Sponge in a cupcake- a springy vanilla sponge with a raspberry jam centre, topped with a vanilla buttercream. Perfect accompanied with a cup of tea!
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.
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!
Mince pies have to be my favourite festive food to come out at Christmas. They’re so easy to make and go down a treat. I love their versatility and that is exactly what this blog post shows. This post has 3 different ways to make your mince pies this Christmas- Traditionally with a close pastry top or with a frangipane topping or, with a streusel crumble. Whether you prefer the traditional closed pie or want to try something a little different this year- give this a read! There is plenty of room to get creative, impress a crowd, and get in the festive mood!