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The “Easier Than it Looks” Birthday Cake

It’s only on special occasions that I bake big cakes here. I was asked to bake a special cake for my Mother-in-Law’s 60th birthday. The original brief was a sugarpaste creation, but time limitations didn’t allow this, then I remembered the cake that Lorraine Pascale made in her first series of Baking Made Easy. You …

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The last minute Christmas holly wreath cake

December has been a busy one for me. Along with my classes I’ve also been the guest speaker at various WIs. Unsurprisingly WI ladies love their food demonstrations especially festive food demos. The first one I did in November was savoury Christmas canapes (think mini beef & yorkshire puds, turkey curry bites, bruchetta), and the …

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Planetary Cupcakes

There’s no denying we’re a bunch of science geeks here. Hubs does the physics & engineering and me the biology. We’ll gloss over who does the chemistry because unless it is about baking I’m rubbish at it. I have no shame in saying Alice Roberts in my idol. You can never take the geek out …

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Halloween Pumpkin Cakes

This is a case of two classes one cake. It may have been half term in these neck of the woods last week, but that didn’t mean I wasn’t busy. If anything the scale of the commitments meant I was busier. A business meeting at a stunning private estate about something exciting coming to East Midlands in …

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Strawberry Field Cupcakes

This time of year strawberries should be abundant, but right now this is the closet you’ll get to strawberries in our garden! This design came about when I was running a stall for my business back in March. As it was such a popular design I decided to make them again last week as a …

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Damien Hirst Battenberg

It’s well known that I can take cake themes literally. Back in November when the theme was ‘Trick or Treat’ my Beetle Forest Gateaux certainly did the job. Next week I’ve been invited to an event where I’m taking a cake with the theme Arty Farty. As soon as I heard the theme this mad …

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Jubilee Cakes

I know that this probably won’t be the first blog you see featuring Jubilee cakes and it certainly won’t be the last. I think last year’s Royal Wedding and street parties has got people in the ceremonial baking mood. After Mr Whippy Cakes I wanted to have another go at patriotic stripy buttercream and have …

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