Lemon Meringue Birthday Cake

This is a bigger, cake version of the lemon meringue cupcakes I made a few weeks ago – a 3 layer, lemon sponge sandwiched together with lemon curd and covered with meringue.

I doubled my cupcake recipe for the sponge, which was more than enough for 3 layers. I cut down some of the sponge to make it more even, which meant I had to be extra careful to not get crumbs in the meringue covering. Continue reading “Lemon Meringue Birthday Cake”

Wilton Cake Decorating Course – Final Week

I had the final class of my Wilton Cake Decorating course on Monday night, not sure what I’ll do with myself now it’s all finished! We spent the first half of the class learning how to pipe writing and ribbon roses. Piping writing is still tricky, it’s hard to keep it looking neat but it really helps if you have a thin consistency of buttercream to work with. I found that my buttercream wasn’t thin enough, so midway through a letter, the¬†buttercream would break off, so some of my words ended up a bit lumpy when I tried to join them back together. Continue reading “Wilton Cake Decorating Course – Final Week”

Lemon Cupcakes

Even though chocolate is one of the tastiest things in the world, it can be quite rich and sweet, so sometimes when I’m a little tired of eating chocolate flavoured goodness, I tend to use lemon. Lemon¬†is one of my favourite flavours to use when baking because I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of it – honestly, ask any of my friends and they will know how much I love lemon tarts, lemon meringues, lemon anything! It isn’t too sweet and sugary, but perfectly tangy and delicious. Continue reading “Lemon Cupcakes”