Thursday, 19 March 2009

Gingercake Madness!

Well, I can safely say the mamouth annual Gingercake baking session on Tuesday night paid off - 4 big gingercakes made and none left!! It's a recipe I've been making for years and now can not escape making for a friend's birthday every year!

So now it's just the Devine Carrot Cake this weekend for mother's day (my mum has not tasted this one yet!), another one for a friend's birthday next week and my yummy Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes for the same friend next weekend! ... It's all go :-)

P.S. The pic is of the carrot cake, but just to clarify ... that image is not mine, as much as I would love to say it is!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Postman Pat! - March 2009

My sugar dough hell! This was the first time I had used modelling sugar dough, but with some practice I'm sure I will master it!
The cake was for my good friends' little boy who turned 2, it was a lovely victoria sponge with a very creamy buttercream and raspberry filling.

The Harley Cake! - February 2009

Thank you very much to my friend Deanne for trusting me to make her husband's 40th birthday cake ... the lovely rich chocolate cake again, this time with pipe work that took me ages!

Monday, 16 March 2009

The Penguin! - January 2009

A 3-tier zesty orange caked soaked in Grand Marnier with a white chocolate and crème fraishe filling ... all in the shape of a penguin sitting on an iceberg. Yum!!
This cake was for my best mate's 30th and she loved it :-)

My First Cake! - September 2008

This was the start of it ... a good friend's 30th birthday last September when I decided I would make a birthday cake in the shape of a Radley Bag out of a deliciously rich chocolate cake ... she loved it! I would really like to go back and re-create this one now as there are so many things I have learnt along the way.