Tag Archives: baking

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake.

20 Mar

image

I love making cakes that are a little bit different, so as you can imagine I was thrilled to be asked to make a TMNT cake for a baptism. This was a super fun cake to make and I was very happy with how it turned out.

Advertisements

A catch up and a Kinder Malteser cake.

29 Jul

Well it has been quite a while since I last blogged about my cakes. As some of you will already know I had some time away from cakes and baking, about 18 months or so ( maybe nearer 2 years). But guess what, I missed it like crazy and now I’m back…yay!
So I started making cakes again a few months ago and over the next couple of days I will be posting all about them until I’m all caught up.

image

This is a cake that I made for my friends son. He loves Kinder chocolate.
The cake was a chocolate cake filled with a chocolate buttercream, surrounded with Kinder chocolate bars and Kinder hippos and topped with Maltesers.

Happy Halloween

31 Oct

Happy Halloween

Looking for ways to use up your pumpkin flesh after carving your scary pumpkins.

Why not take a look at my delicious recipe for Pumpkin and ginger cupcakes.

This is the recipe that won a competition and was also featured in the fundraising book by Macmillan ‘The little book of treats’.

Heart in a cupcake.

6 Feb

I had a little bit of spare time on my hands the other day and decided to whip up a batch of yummy cupcakes. These may look like any other ordinary cupcakes but wait……….

Cut these beauties in half to reveal a hidden heart inside of the cupcake. They definitely look like they were made with love.

Whilst browsing one of my favourite sites Bake it in a cake  a while ago i came across these little gems and i have been dying to give them a go ever since. These would be perfect to make for Valentines day, after all who wouldn’t want cupcakes?

Here’s how to make these lovely hidden heart cupcakes.

1) First of all you need to bake a cake to cut out your love hearts from. I made mine a lovely red/dark pink shade but really anything goes and you can make your cake any colour you like.

2) Next take a small heart cutter, this one measures approximately 1.5″

It is always a good idea to check that the hearts are not going to be too big for your cupcake cases. You can check this by placing the heart cutter inside one of the cupcake cases to get a rough idea of the size. Once you have checked the size, cut heart shapes out of the cake and set to one side on a piece of baking/greaseproof paper.

3) Line a cupcake/muffin tin with cupcake cases of your choice. I used red cases to match the colour of the hearts inside of the cupcakes but i also loved the boldness of the red cases against the softer colours of the love heart sweets, that in my opinion finished the cupcakes off perfectly.

4) Next spoon some cupcake mixture into the bottom of the cupcake cases and place one of the sponge hearts inside. Push the heart down gently until it touches the bottom. I made my cupcake mixture vanilla because i wanted to see the heart inside really stand out but once again you can use what ever flavour and colour of cupcakes you prefer.  Important please take notice of which way the hearts are sitting in the cupcake cases because if they are not facing forward, once the cupcakes are sliced open there would not be a heart shape.

5) Spoon some more cupcake mixture on top of the hearts. Don’t worry if it is not even as once they are baking the cupcakes will rise around the hearts.

6) Bake in the oven for the amount of time that your cupcake recipe requires.

7) Once baked and cooled your cupcakes are ready to be decorated in which ever style, theme or colour your would like. When the cupcakes are finished slice one in half with a sharp knife to reveal the hidden heart inside.

Like i said before with Valentines day just around the corner, these would be perfect to bake as a gift.

I personally never need an occasion or excuse to bake. For me it’s all about the excitement of trying out new ideas and nothing at all to do with the taste testing……..honest! You do believe me…don’t you?  Enjoy!

Drinking my coffee in cupcake style.

13 Jan

Well i don’t know about everyone else but i just love to have a drink of coffee whilst enjoying a scrummy cupcake or two. Coffee and cupcakes just seem to go perfectly hand in hand and what better way to drink your coffee, than out of a cupcake themed cup. Drum roll please………. and here it is, my latest baking inspired cupcake cup.

I just need to add it to the rest of my collection of cupcake cups now.

This is my collection so far.

Hopefully i will have some more cups to add to it real soon, as i am always on the look out  for cupcake and baking based mugs and cups.

Please take a minute to answer my poll

Thank you followers.

1 Jan

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to my followers and visitors to this blog. Your support is very much appreciated and i am planning lots of interesting posts, recipes, tutorials and competitions to share with you all this year. I hope you will continue to follow my baking adventures throughout 2012 aswell. Wishing you all A Happy New Year.

Toy Story Cupcakes.

11 Jun

I really enjoyed making these Toy Story Cupcakes and i was so thrilled with how they turned out. I am a big fan of Toy Story and so i was in my element when i was asked to make some Toy Story themed cupcakes for a little boys 3rd Birthday. Between me and you Mr Potato head is my all time favourite.

and here is a closer look

and here’s one more for good luck

%d bloggers like this: