Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes and chocolate buttercream = yum!

I decided to have a bit of a baking day today as I recently got a new baking book – The Great British Book of Baking and thought I would try out some of the recipes (more to come later..) but I hadn’t made red velvet cupcakes for a while and had a bit of a craving! Continue reading “Red Velvet Cupcakes”

Goodbye 2010..Hello 2011!

Happy New Year!

I celebrated the New Year with my wonderful friends… and some yummy cupcakes (what else?!). These are chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream icing. This might have been one of the first times that the chocolate cupcake base has turned out so good – really light and spongy, yum! Continue reading “Goodbye 2010..Hello 2011!”

Sophie’s Birthday Cake

A purple and green spotted cake

I made this cake for my cousin Sophie, who turned 17 just before Christmas. Her original request was .. a little too difficult to fulfil (a blue ferret, with pink glittery wings as the centrepiece) so I decided to go with something a little bit easier! I originally saw the cake design done all over with fondant icing, but thought it might taste a bit too sweet so went ahead with vanilla buttercream and a bit of fondant icing instead. Continue reading “Sophie’s Birthday Cake”