Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Black Forest Gateau

This was my first ever attempt at a black forest gateau and to be honest it scared me a little, the recipe said caster sugar, eggs and cocoa powder. But what about the flour and margarine???? I was very confused!!

Anyway after mixing the egg yolks and sugar, I then folded in the cocoa powder. Then I whisked the egg whites and folded them in slowly too... then split the mixture into two separate tins and achieved this: 

After it had cooled I poured some of the juice from the morello cherries over the two layers then spread fresh cream over one layer then placed morello cherries all over the cream, I then covered the whole cake with the left over fresh cream and grated chocolate.

Possibly the lightest tastiest cake I've ever made! 

Enjoy xxx

Tia's birthday cupcakes

Giant cupcakes!

My boyfriends sister in law is very heavily pregnant, is there a better excuse to stuff yourself on your birthday? I think not! So for Tia's birthday this year I made her giant cupcakes, covered with butter icing, blush edible pearls and edible diamonds. 

She loved them. 
Giant cupcakes are such a fab idea especially if they are for the girls xxx

With the left over mixture I made a few different sizes to test out on the folk at work.

Again these went down well. 

Enjoy xxx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Birthday cupcakes

For a girl who loves pink!

My latest pink commission... 

Pretty pink icing, obviously loaded with sugar.

Rice paper butterflies, perfect for a little girl who loves them! 

Blush pearls and glitter just to finish it off. 

Enjoy xxx