Tag: swiss meringue

New Office Cake

Mango_Cake_Swiss_Meringue_Buttercream

Because I don’t need much of an excuse to bake a cake… Rob’s work had just moved office so I decided to bake them a “happy new office cake”. Obviously. This bake was actually from a little while ago. If you follow me on Instagram (take a peak here) you will have seen me post this …

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 …

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 …

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 …

It’s all about the Chemistry

This week’s attempts at cake decoration… This was a birthday cake with a (loose) Chemistry theme… bunsen burners and equations were shelved due to complexity so basic beakers got the vote. Not my most elegant bake of all time but fun all the same! I have also just signed up to Craftsy.  The buttercream on this …