A rich and fruity layer cake made for Mother’s Day last week. Three layers of chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream and raspberry jam. Covered with raspberry swiss meringue buttercream, chocolate ganache drip and fresh raspberries. Recipe follows. Continue reading “Chocolate & Raspberry Layer Cake”
Vanilla sponge paired with silky smooth caramel swiss meringue buttercream, drizzled with more caramel and finished off with a pile of popcorn. This gravity-defying cake looks pretty cool and isn’t too difficult to achieve either! Continue reading “Vanilla & Caramel Popcorn Cake”
What better way to celebrate Easter than enjoying chocolate cake alongside some more chocolate.. .and a bit more chocolate? A chocolate and vanilla marble cake, filled with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and covered in a chocolate ganache drip.
For my last blog post of 2014, I’m breaking the streak of Christmas recipes. I’ve been wanting to make a Marvel cake for a while now and the right occasion came along..in the form of Charlie’s 5th birthday. Novelty cakes are always fun to make, they’re a bit different and not something I get to do often, so keep reading to see how I managed to create this cake..
Another week, another birthday cake! This time, I decided to attempt an ombre cake – chocolate and caramel to be precise. I found the recipe on the BBC Good Food website but modified it slightly for a smaller cake. The ombre effect worked very well and it was an easy recipe to follow. Continue reading “Chocolate & Caramel Ombre Cake”
Just a quick post this week, I made some peach cupcakes for a birthday last week – I was attempting to recreate the Peach Melba cupcakes I made recently, but didn’t have the peach melba icing sugar from last time. I ended up making a vanilla cupcake, with a peach filling, topped with a vanilla frosting. I decorated using some new tools I got at Cake International earlier in the year… read on to see the pretty pictures! Continue reading “Peach Birthday Cupcakes”