Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Well it's been overwhelmingly cakey things that I've been posted about so far. That will change soon, once my latest craft experiment is finished - almost there and I think it's fab! But in the meantime, here's another cake - it's been a bit of a baking frenzy recently....
I did this one for Comic Relief - it was the prize of a quiz held at work organised by a colleauge of mine, and raised just over £85 not to shabby :o)
Inside it was a toffee cake with a layer of chocolate fudge icing in the middle - yum!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Super Cakey Sunday

After a pretty manic couple of weeks at work, it was great to have a weekend to chill out and get round to doing some of the things I've been wanting to do for a while, including some baking!
In the end it turned into a mammoth cake baking and decorating Sunday, with two birthday cakes, a little star cake to cheer up a friend who's been having a tough time, and a 'spare' one for my other half to take to work for coffee time on Monday.
I also had some new scroll decorating embossers I wanted to try out, and this is the end results:

Birthday cake #1: Almond and cranberry cake hence the lumpy surface - for my brother who is almost 24...

Birthday cake #2: Coconut and lemon cake, for my sister, who is also almost 24 ;o)

Little chocolate star cake, and finally...

The 'spare' one with chocolate orange icing - all in all quite a productive Sunday!

Monday, 2 March 2009

Chocolate Truffle Baileys Cake

Just a quick post of a cake I made for my brother's girlfriend's welcome back to edinburgh party.
It is the most ridiculously chocolately concoction with only 4 ingredients.... chocolate, double cream, shortcake biscuits and Baileys. Finished cake had about 800g of chocolate and a pint of cream, so definitely not for the health-conscious, but on the other hand, it fed a crown generously with plenty of leftovers. I topped it off with some mini marshmallows that were sprinkled on before it set, and white chocolate stars. Ideally these would have been embedded into it stickying up, but due to the logistics of transporting it across Edinburgh in a taxi I decided to go for the safe option and scatter them over the top on arrival.

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