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Dalek cake

For my friend “The¬†Build Doctor“. This weekend I had a very special order to make a birthday cake for a friend who can be mildly described as geeky. I decided to go for a Dalek as I knew he happens … Continue reading

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Clown Fish cake

My friend’s 4 year old daughter is a big fan of Nemo. Quite obviously, she wanted a clown fish cake for her birthday party¬†– I was asked to pay special attention to the eyes and tail, as those were the … Continue reading

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Making a 3 dimensional cake – Wellies for a keen gardener

This is a birthday cake I made recently for a lady who loves gardening. I was told she practically lived in her Wellies and that’s how my customer came up with the idea for this cake. The customer had requested … Continue reading

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A heart shaped cake without a heart shaped pan

Hardly any shops seem to stock heart shaped cake pans throughout the year. As it turns out, they are only available around Valentine’s day. If you haven’t bought one around this time of the year, you may find this little … Continue reading

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A Rangoli you can truly savour!

Diwali to me is all about lights and vibrant colours. It always brings to me sweet memories of hours spent making colourful rangolis outside the house and then lighting it up with diyas. This is the one thing that I … Continue reading

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Madeleines

These light and fluffy scallop-shaped cakes are perfect as an anytime snack! Ingredients: 1 large egg 50g caster sugar 7g Demerara sugar 10g honey a pinch of salt 3/4th tsp baking powder 60g plain flour 60g melted butter zest of … Continue reading

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Genoise sponge

For those of you who asked for it… this is the recipe I used for the roulade last week. The measurements are suited to a 60cm x 40cm tray so do scale down if you have a smaller oven – … Continue reading

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How to roll a perfect roulade

The term ‘roulade’ comes from the French word ‘rouler’ which literally means ‘roll’. In patisserie, it is simply a sheet of cake rolled around jam, buttercream or other fillings. This really simple and easy cake has somehow gained a reputation … Continue reading

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French buttercream

Sugar paste icing on celebration cakes is not to everyone’s taste (makes the cake too sweet, look kiddish & gives a strong sugar rush!). One can always use simple buttercream icing for decoration but it can make your cake taste … Continue reading

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Baking without a regular oven

I’m enjoying visiting my family in India but missing baking already! Most Indian cooking is done on a hob and doesn’t require an oven. So it is a big challenge to find a half decent oven in households. My sister-in-law … Continue reading

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