Tag Archive: Cake

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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Salted Caramel Chelsea Buns

We all have ingredients we can’t do without. The ingredient that appears in nearly all the dishes we make and our cupboards are full of its variants. For me,and probably a great deal of the population, it is salt. Fish & chips are not the same without the salty tang and bread made without salt is …

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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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Glühwein Bundt

Going to Clandestine Cake Club does strange things to me. It makes me have weird ideas for cakes. In October 2012 Derby CCC celebrated its 1st birthday and the theme was travel. As I had spent some time living in Berlin I decided to go a German cake. First cake to come to mind was …

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Confetti Cake

This isn’t a fancy birthday birthday cake, just a simple colour flecked sponge with a good dose of chocolate. Given it was my sister’s last birthday before the big three-zero I decided she needed a colourful cake, reminiscent of the birthday cakes we used to have as children that were magically conjured from under a large Tupperware box . …

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Fig & Banana Loaf

We all have those times when we have odd foods in the cupboards that need using up quickly. Earlier this week we had a rapidly ripening banana, an opened bag of dried figs (that according to the packet had to be eaten within 7 days), and some left over prune juice. Don’t ask me why I …

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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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