Saturday, 31 December 2011


first ever christmas cake, second ever christmas puddings... matured this one for a month...not sure it needed any extra brandy but it got some anyway.
used the same recipe as the wedding cake, very dense and packed with fruit and stem ginger...the house smelt exceedingly november.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011


three tier wedding cake; fruit (12"), chocolate (8") and vanilla (6").
covered in ivory fondant, decorated with gold brushed roses and tendrils of ivy.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

sundae cupcakes

Ice cream sundae cupcakes...vanilla sponge topped with chocolate buttercream, fondant and dark chocolate. Oh and sprinkles. And a fondant cherry.

chocolate vanilla layer cake

split layers of chocolate and vanilla sponge, stacked alternatively with chocolate and vanilla buttercream...covered with vanilla buttercream and heart sprinkles.

fruit cake, a practice run

recipe testing for a 12" fruit cake for a wedding cake. think this one is a winner, nicely dense with fruit and not too sweet.

morph cake

chocolate layer cake, filled and covered with chocolate buttercream.

princess cake

Vanilla sponge, filled with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.

chocolate and guinness cupcakes

whatever Paul Hollywood may say on the Great British Bake Off, chocolate and Guinness do go together...he has obviously never had these cupcakes...


first attempt at mastering the marvellous just have to get some salt beef underway!

take a bow

chocolate layer cake with chocolate buttercream, doctorates with hand-rolled fondant.

lemons. pink lemonade.

Simple sugar syrup, fresh lemon juice and zest...and a little red food dye. Went sublimely with a dash of gin!

Friday, 7 October 2011

why only two when three would do nicely?

Triple layer victoria sponge, filled with vanilla bean buttercream and raspberry jam.

Friday, 8 July 2011

red gerbera birthday cake

The Cake
Vanilla sponge covered and filled with rich chocolate buttercream, decorated with red fondant gerberas...and magic candles!!

marathon birthday cake

Friday, 11 March 2011

spring birthday cake

hen party nun cupcakes

The Cupcakes
Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes, frosted with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.
Decorated with fondant Nuns and Heart Sprinkles.