Sunday Baking

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A lazy Sunday afternoon bake. Lemon drizzle syrup (from this previous post, here) spooned over a deep sponge (from this previous post, here) with a heavy, smooth, vanilla-flecked buttercream to sandwich the two layers together. No occasion this time – just a quick comfort bake for Rob and I to pair with a vat of tea!

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Bitesize Bakehouse Signature Cake Series

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There is nothing more I love than to spend a day in the Bitesize Bakehouse kitchen experimenting with different flavours. So, I thought I had struck my very own pot of gold when I made the decision to pull together a series of signature bakes for the blog. Recipe testing is my absolute fave! [SPOILER ALERT: […]

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A thoughtful gift

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How cute is this?? We received this beautiful gift from my aunt and uncle for our wedding day! Something personalised to cut into our cake and to keep afterwards to help remember the day. ♥♥♥♥♥

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My first wedding cake

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I did it!!! I made my first wedding cake and it survived the car journey to the venue!  Full post to follow when I have more pics, but for now – PHEW and YAY!

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Wedding Cake Prep

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Wedding cake prep is well underway in the Bitesize Bakehouse and you can definitely tell! You know I recently said I was going to be making some of my friends wedding cakes this year (here)? Well, the time has finally rolled around. Arghhhhh. I am making two sets of friends their wedding cakes this summer – just […]

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Wedding Cake Tasting

wedding cake tasting

So… I’m making one of my close friend’s wedding cake this Summer too. I love all the experimentation and the practice bakes and I really want to make sure I create exactly what she has in mind so I thought I would have a little homemade taster session (read: another excuse to make cake, hang […]

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Sugar Flower Making Course – Part 2

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Class two of my sugar craft flowers course was mostly finishing off our roses. (Class one can be found here) I spent as much time as I could with my head burrowed down, furiously thinning and curls the petals to get them looking as “natural” as I could muster. We made closed bud roses, half […]

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Sugar Flower Making Course – Part 1

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I have enrolled on my first baking-related course! Sugar flower making to be exact. Told you I was looking to up my cake-finishing game! (here) Class one was learning the basic techniques when working with sugar paste and getting used to sugar craft tools, which are much finer and more delicate than cake spatulas and […]

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Raspberry, White Chocolate and Apple Muffins

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Over flowing muffin cases filled with raspberries, little chunks of apple and white chocolate pieces. No recipe today, and hardly any photo’s because these were knocked out after work and eaten before I had a chance to snap a decent shot of them. I still wanted to share them though. A note to self to […]

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Finishing Touches

Swiss meringue buttercream

I’ve really started trying to get better at dressing my bakes recently. As a result I have been spending my Sundays playing around with different types of meringue buttercream’s, which has been slow, steady but fun progress. I’ve been using Pinterest and Craftsy to locate recipes and practice which has been great. I’m hoping soon I’ll be able to […]

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