Tag: buttercream

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 …

Banana Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

banana cake with brown sugar buttercream

This cake was born out of convenience. I had aging bananas that need to be used, and a baby shower to attend the next day. I wanted something a little more up market than my regular banana bread go-to’s (here and here) to turn up with (they are a tad casual for this occasion I …

Mango and Passionfruit Layer Cake

mango and passionfruit layer cake 3

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Dreaming of Spring

Today I am mostly day-dreaming of Spring. This Sunday just gone, the sun was shining in through the windows for the first time in what felt like forever, and had given me hope that Spring is on it’s way. We were off out to friends for dinner so that morning I baked a bright Spring-esque cake to …

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake

Two  square layers of chocolaty sponge, sandwiched together  with Nutella, covered in vanilla and chocolate hazelnut buttercream with Ferrero Rocher pieces to finish.A perfect gifting sized cake to take to a friends for no reason at all other than to say hi.  

Chocolate and Cherry Birthday Cake

A double layer chocolate cake, sandwiched together with some homemade boozy cherry jam and locked in with a rich vanilla butter cream. How does that sound for a birthday cake?

Ginger Nut Zing’s

I have been experimenting in the kitchen again. Knee deep in caster sugar, cake batter and ideas (with a glass of something alcoholic nearby) is when I am happiest. The product of this little session in the kitchen was these Ginger Nut cupcakes with a huge zingy burst in the buttercream. What do you think? …