Saturday, 7 June 2014

Apple and Strawberry cinnamon cake

This recipe is from my Apple crumble muffin recipe.
You can try this muffin recipe with the crumble here.
I wanted to bake a cake and use up my 2 apples that's been sitting in my fruit bowl for ages.
They were too soft and my kids don't like their apples soft.
I was going to bake a butter cake using the apples but I'm not a huge fan of butter cakes.
But I love my muffins and thought I try to bake this in a cake tin.
Who would have thought it was going to be this easy and it tastes so good.
I'm so going to be doing this again and try it with all my muffin recipes.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Two tiered Forest fruit cake

I made this two tiered Forest fruit cake for a very special friend of mine.
Her husband have arranged a surprise birthday party for her so I offered to make the cake.
My friend have no idea about the party or the cake.
And on the day, it went really well even the cake went down well too.
I have the pleasure of making this cake for her and it was one of the best cake I have made so far.
The whole process was very successful until the next day when I went to check on it, the cream on the top have cracked!!  I was panicking as I only had 2 hours to get my self ready and be at the venue before she arrives. I was lucky to have some marzipan on hand and I made a template and piped the message with chocolate icing.
This cake is made using  a 7 1/2 inch round and 9 inch square sponge.
Chocolate mirror glaze (I used a vegetarian gelatine)
Whipped cream
Tinned fruits & fresh chopped strawberries for filling
Lots of fresh Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for deco.
A smaller version of this cake recipe is here

Here is a short video to show you how to make the dripping effects.

Disaster!! THE Cake cracked!!!

Marzipan saved the day!
You wouldn't even know if I didn't tell you!  Hee hee...
 Click here for a step by step clip.

Late post: Easter Cakes 2014

Very late post I'm updating but I have to fit this is as it's one of my favourite cakes of all time.
 Didn't think I would be able to make Easter cakes this year, children poorly and busy all week coming up to the  Easter holidays.
I manage to make these the very last minute as my poorly child was actually didn't need much looking after.  She was off sick with a viral infection, she missed the two last most fun days off school. 

 Here is a quick video I made to show you how to pipe the weave pattern.



Sunday, 1 June 2014

Double chocolate cheesecake

Rich, smooth and very chocolatey.  Made this for my friend who was visiting me.
I love the colours of the dark and light with a base of Oreo biscuits.
I kept the design simple as it looks sharp with the two layers.
This would still work well in a 7 inch cake tin, you would get a higher cheesecake.