Category Archives: Design

“Gift Wrapped” cake

My friend wanted to give her son’s nursery carers a parting gift but was stuck for ideas. So here’s a cake I made for her – all gift wrapped and ready to eat! The cake itself is a chocolate sponge … Continue reading

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Cake for a cause

Triathlon theme cake, a photo by DeepDelights on Flickr. This week is all about good causes. Some of my husband’s colleagues are running a triathlon this weekend to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. To help them out with their fundraising, … Continue reading

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Guitar cake

My favourite nephew turned 16 today! As he is a big guitar enthusiast, I couldn’t think of any other cake for him. This cake was made from a rectangular block of chocolate cake and the shape was carved out. From … Continue reading

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Harry Potter cupcakes

Life of Harry Potter, a photo by DeepDelights on Flickr. This weekend was a particularly busy one with house guests and parties and of course, plenty of baking! Made a ‘Fraisier’, a strawberries and cream sponge cake, for friend who … Continue reading

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How to design a cake

It’s all about transforming an idea into an edible creation! Once you have the theme, you need to start thinking about how it can be reconstructed as a cake.  I normally begin by hunting for any information I can find … Continue reading

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Rule Britannia!

Last week my son’s school asked me to make a cake for their Sports Day, which happens to be tomorrow. The cake is to be a raffle prize. The theme for the day is Rule Britannia and the colours red, … Continue reading

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The Chess cake is now complete!

After a lot of tempering struggles I managed to get the final chocolate pieces done today. The cake is now ready to play! //

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Work resumes on the Chess cake

Back to this one after the long excruciating exam week… Baked the cake and covered it today! Made a marble effect with ivory and chocolate icings for the base. Cut out squares of ivory and chocolate and stuck them on … Continue reading

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For a special daddy

Father’s day will be celebrated on 19th June this year but thanks to the impending exams next week, the preps have already started in my home. My hubby is a big chess fanatic and has managed to pass on some … Continue reading

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