Friday, 18 May 2012

My birthday cake

A while ago now I saw a photo of a cake somebody had liked on Facebook and knew that I had to try it! This cake is easy to do once you have the technique of piping roses down to an art form.  It's simple yet so so effective.  The inside is just plain sponge with butter cream between each layer:

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Carrot cake

There were two birthdays in the office this week (mine being one of them) and my colleague asked if I would make him a cake for the office and requested a carrot cake.  Carrot cake has to be one of my favourite kinds of cake:

A Medley of cupcakes

 So my housemate was going to visit family last weekend and wanted to take some cakes.  Her dad loves baking and so I thought I would create a little selection for her.  The cakes are all just plain vanilla sponge but the icings were; white chocolate and strawberry, mint and chocolate chip, plain with Maltesers on top ones with a 'rocky road' style topping:

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Birthday cupcakes

These were made for one of the girls at work recently for her birthday.  I'd made ones similar to this before and she loved them so much.  They're surprisingly easy to make but look stunning: