Mango and Passionfruit Layer Cake

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We are 6 months out from getting married this year and I have made the decision to bake our wedding cake. !!! I am not sure at this point if I have made really stupid decision and it is going to cause me undue stress in the run up to what is meant to be […]

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

There is an abundance of birthday’s in February at the office so I thought I would made a nice plump lemon drizzle cake to celebrate. I know that lemon drizzle cakes are typically baked in loaf tins… but… it was meant to be a birthday cake and receiving a loaf cake for your birthday would just […]

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Raspberry Buttercream Layer Cake

So a little while ago there was a ray of sunshine shining through on a Sunday afternoon which caused a Spring-y bake to occur. I had raspberries in the freezer and this is what happened… A couple of layers of vanilla sponge (Mary Berry’s all in one recipe this time round), sandwiched together with Raspberry […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

Most of my bakes are just for fun and get gifted to friends/work so if they go wrong and never appear, there’s no comeuppance. No pressure. They are added extras – an edible bonus if you will. When someone requests something though. Well. That’s when the pressure starts. I had been specifically requested to create […]

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Christmas Cake – 2015 – Take Three

The final cake for Christmas 2015! We are hosting Christmas for the first time at our house this year, so this one is just for us lot. Another boozy 6-inch from the Bitesize Bakehouse kitchen. I modelled another Santa for the centre, and surrounded him with snowflakes. A little festive ribbon to cover the foot of […]

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Christmas Cake – 2015 – Take Two

Christmas cake number two was for my colleagues at work. I took Candelo Bloom‘s advice from my previous post and went down the Reindeer route. Meet (a slightly sad looking) Rudolph. His nose ended up so big that it covered his happy looking mouth. Whoops. This cake was much smaller than my first (6inch vs […]

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Christmas Cake – 2015 – Take One

There are three Christmas cakes coming out of the Bitesize Bakes kitchen this year -just the same as last year (see posts here, here and here). Hopefully, this year I made them look slightly more tasteful than last! This is number one. Number one saw it’s heavy-bottomed way to the annual family gathering last weekend […]

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Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

A little late night snack for you. A four layer hot chocolate sponge, filled with a sharp raspberry preserve. That was then absolutely drowned in a creamy chocolate sauce. First bite was chef’s prerogative. Obviously. No fancy edges or smoothed sides. Just chocolate on chocolate. Calories on calories. Just the way I like it. He […]

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Chocolate Mocha Marbled Bundt Cake

A sparkly little bake for a cousin who loves her coffee. I am not a huge coffee buff, and as such, didn’t have a fall back recipe to turn to. Enter Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine‘s coffee cake varieties. I plumped for the Mocha Bundt Cake mainly because I will jump at any chance to use chocolate […]

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Triple layer chocolate and passion fruit sponge cake

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I had a flurry of birthdays this week and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to practice my sponge baking. I picked Mary Berry’s classic Victoria sponge all-in-one recipe (here) and rolled up my sleeves. For these two triple layer chocolate and passion fruit sponge cakes I made two plain sponge rounds with the recipe […]

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