Last night I went to the 2nd class of the Wilton Cake Decorating course and learnt more about piping techniques – bag positioning and pressure control. It was interesting and I realised, the buttercream comes out much neater and more uniform if you pipe faster. If you take your time, the buttercream tends to break off and you end up with uneven lines. Continue reading “Wilton Cake Decorating Course – Week 2”
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”
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”
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!”