Rosewater Cupcakes

Rosewater Cupcakes for Mother’s Day Rosewater gives a lovely delicate taste to cakes and is perfect for a cupcake. The recipe will give 10 – 12 cupcakes which are lovely for an afternoon tea – just right for mum on Mother’s Day. Alternatively, serve them in vintage bone china tea cups or put them in … Continue reading

Raspberry and Rose Cake

This cake is made with two 6″ sponges infused with rose water, drizzled with rose syrup and filled with raspberry conserve and raspberry flavoured buttercream. The cake was layered and decorated for a birthday but would be equally delicious and pretty served simply as a filled sponge. Raspberry and Rose Cake For the two 6″ … Continue reading

Cranberry and Orange Cake

This is a moist sponge made with oranges, filled with cranberry and orange curd and covered with cranberry and orange curd buttercream. Its a fruity alternative to Christmas cake and packed with vitamin C! Cranberry and Orange Curd Ingredients:- 225g Cranberries 2 Oranges 225g Caster Sugar 50g Butter 2 Eggs, beaten Method:- Remove the skin … Continue reading

Zesty Lime and Blueberry Cake

I love blueberries and they’re incredibly good for you. However, I haven’t really used them much in baking as although they look very pretty, I’ve found them to be rather tasteless when in a cake. I often experiment with mixing flavours and this week found a perfect partner for those dull blueberries (sorry!). Lime and … Continue reading

Chocolate and Blackcurrant Heart Cake

February 14th is Valentine’s Day so, along with millions of others, I was looking for ways to celebrate. I was keen to bake a cake and it had to involve chocolate and something to do with love or hearts so I decided to experiment with a heart shaped silicone cake pan. I baked a chocolate sponge … Continue reading

Simple Couture Cupcakes

There is always something special about a cupcake; little mouthfuls of loveliness in a perfect package. They can come in almost any flavour and with a multitude of decorations to please anyone. Cupcakes are still popular for weddings and celebrations for just these reasons and they can look stunningly beautiful too. This week I’ve been … Continue reading

Lemon Griestorte

Last week was European Cake Week on Great British Bake off. We saw Yeast Leavened Cake, Kugelhopfs, Savarins and Tortes and the final challenge was Mary Berry’s Prinsesstarta . I was slightly unsure where to start baking – not too sure what was a Kugelhopf and what was a Savarin; and slightly unnerved by the … Continue reading

Baking and technology

Baking with an Acer Iconia A1 Tablet I have recently discovered the Acer Iconia A1 Tablet. I wouldn’t call myself a technological person and have generally been happy with my laptop and a mobile phone and think of myself as more of an artistic / creative person. I bake, make and create cakes and enjoy … Continue reading

Lovely Lemony Layer Cake for Mothers’ Day

This is a lovely lemony drizzle layer cake filled with fresh cream and lemon curd and then covered with buttercream and decorated. Find the recipe for the cake here To make the buttercream beat 200g soft cheese, 50g butter and a tiny dot of your chosen food colouring. To make lemon buttercream, add the zest … Continue reading