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26 Aug
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wedding favourMy beautiful friend Harriet just got married to her handsome groom (as well as being a baker, I also double up as a match maker on weekends and introduced the pair,yay!) and I was entrusted with making the wedding favours!  She had a brilliant idea to match them to the elegant white roses that would make up the center pieces on the table. It was such a gorgeous day and a stunning wedding. I had to drop them off the day before the wedding to The Orery On Marylebone High Street but trust me to get lost and spend 50 minutes walking around with 63 white rose cup cakes trying to find a venue that was right under my nose! Oh well, they got there in the end and went down a (Gilly) Treat and while most of them were gobbled quickly some actually managed to leave the venue as favours.

I covered them in domes and tied these to the cakes with cream coloured ribbon so they could easily be taken away. 

23 Aug
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Rainbow vanilla cakeA friend of mine asked me to make something special for his girlfriend's birthday and wisely or not, gave me creative licence so I made a rainbow cake that looks plain on the outside but the inside reveals rainbow coloured slices. It was a real crowd pleaser and he said everyone loved it! It got a great response and it's actually really simple to make. All you do is make a normal cake mix and then remember 'Richard of york gave battle in vain' to remind yourself of the rainbow colours, separate out the mix into 7 equal measures, colour them and then go about creating a rainbow!

Check out the cross section of the cakes on the cooling rack to get the full effect.

23 Aug
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Castle cakeThis was the first time I ever made a castle cake and it was tough! I got asked to make one for a 4th birthday so went about researching online. The cake sponge was chocolate, so nothing too hard there but the turrets were a real challenge! I made them out of cardboard tubes so unfortunately they could not be eaten but if anyone has any suggestions on edible ones I would be grateful as it would make it a bit more special if I make another one in the future.

Anyway, after it had been decorated and dusted with 'fairy dust' (glitter to you and I) it looked pretty cool and I was pleased with my efforts. Bring on te next building challenge! Westminster Abbey perhaps? Or, on second thought, maybe not...

23 Aug
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SpanishOkay, it has been AGES since I've been on here and despite promising myself that I was going to spend the summer working on building my empire I have been jet setting, wedding attending and relaxing to the max but I'm back now and ready to update on what I've been doing!

 I have a very bad reputation of rain following me where ever I go on holiday and this summer was no exception so on a recent visit to Bilbao, Spain, myself and my fiend spent a lot of time comiserating the bad weather by stuffing our faces with these yummy pastries. The spanish know how to do light, fluffy pastries and I will make it my mission to re-create these at a later day! For now, though, here is a tease of what we had to tempt you!

22 Jun
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Red velvet cupsAs well as baking I'm also interested in retro fashion and was recently mentioned in an interview with the owner of vintage company 'Laced with Velvet'. Fittingly, I had supplied her with these gorgeous red velvet cakes for a vintage sale she did. She was kind enough to name check me in her interview with 'Mad about Vintage' a great vintage clothes website that specialises in all things retro and wonderful!

If you are interested in retro fashion, also check out ww.Gochains.com!


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Vegan Delights

Vegan Delights

These cakes can be made to exclude any* ingredients that the customer may be allergic to. The vegan cakes use no animal products and contain soya butter. The egg-less cake...

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Treats

My quirky creations ranging from truffles to Tart Tatin. I can make a variety of baked treats and deserts such as pavalova, apple pie, cherry pie, lemon meringue pie, cheesecake...

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