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Jul 122012
Pimm's Cupcakes

Aaaah….Pimm’s!  The epitome of the British summer, Wimbledon and…hang on a minute!  That’s not Pimm’s, it’s RAIN!! Anyway, the unusual flash of sunshine this morning inspired me to share this recipe with you.  It is adapted from the Love Bakery cookbook and is a mixture of a cupcake and a cocktail – a cuptail!  Inspired! […]

Jul 032012
Herman Cake

A while ago I was given a Herman friendship cake.  I had never heard of this phenomenon before (much to the surprise of my erstwhile friend) and she explained to me that Herman was a German ‘living’ cake that you nurture and then share/pass to/inflict upon some other friends whilst you bake up a bit […]

Jun 102012
Fantasy Cake

This is a recipe from Lisa Faulkner’s book and it is divine.  Because of the fruit and almond contingent, I reckon it is best described as ‘if you like bakewell tart, you’ll LOVE this.’ Ideally, it should be served warm.  And with 400g of fruit in it, surely a contender for one of your 5-a-day? […]

Jun 052012
Easy tray bake (with icing)

This is a very easy tray bake/birthday cake/bake sale type of cake.  I made two this morning for my son’s birthday party tomorrow, but they are so easy you could easily rustle one up as a pud or a snack. To make the cake, I preheated the oven to 160ºC and greased/lined a 20x20cm baking […]

May 312012
Mario birthday cake

My son had a last minute change of mind about his birthday cake.  Since he was born he has always had a dinosaur cake, as his bequest.  Again, this year it was his cake of choice.  Excellent, thought I, done it before – easy peasy!   Then last week he announced he would like a Mario […]

May 292012
Carrot Cake

My husband loves carrot cake, so what better thing to bake him for his birthday cake?  As aforementioned, we are going to be cupcaked out by the end of next week, so I thought it would be better to make his cake a bit different from the endless sponge that is to come go for […]