I’ve gotten here eventually with my cakey blog update lol. I’ve gathered up my cake pictures for the last while and I’m ready now to blog about them all… Perhaps I should post a warning on this lol !
I don’t have any recipes updated on this one here but if you want the recipes just let me know in the comments box and I’ll root them out.
First cake up is a 4 tier Lemon and Choc Cake. This James wanted for his birthday. The lemon was added into the sponge with some lemon rind and then some lemon curd and cream on the inside. Decorated with melted choc and white and milk chocolate drops and chocolate strands on the side. Made for a refreshing light cake!
|4 Tier Lemon and Chocolate Cake|
I also made some for his birthday some Cupcake Cones. I loved these and cooked the direct in the cones and they tasted delicious!
Over the summer I was lucky enough to get sent some fresh hen’s eggs and I love to make Fresh Cream and Jam Sponges with these. Sometimes its the simple cakes that are the best and they are classics for a reason. This is just a simple sponge with fresh cream and homemade raspberry jam filling.
|Fresh Cream and Jam Sponge|
My Aunt asked me towards the end of the summer to make her husband a cake and a barrel cake I made some time ago caught her eye and she wanted me to recreate it. This is again a plain jam and cream sponge in two sizes stacked and decorated with kit kat bars around the edge to give you the barrel’s and the barrels filled with Minstrel sweets on top and plain chocolate M & M’s on the bottom.
While rummaging one day on my cook book shelf I spotted a cake book that I’d not used for sometime. Now most of the above cakes would be already in my head, I make them so often lol. But I decided to give this book a go and first off I tried out the recipe for this Cappuccino Cake. Well I can say this was one of the most delicious cakes I’ve made in quite sometime ! Its a chocolate maderia cake with a cream cappuccino filling and decorated with the same cream cappuccino on top.
Lastly and by no means least I made this delicious Carrot Cake out of the same cookbook, I omitted the walnuts as although everyone in the house loves the carrot cake they don’t like the walnuts. This cake is so moist and delicious a firm family favourite I think now!
I did mean to take pictures of the slices but lets face it I’ve only so much self control and once sliced and in front of me with a cup of tea it was devoured without me thinking of a picture lol.
I am currently making Christmas Cakes and have 2 done with another 1 to go, then I shall be moving onto some Christmas Puddings and some mince pies. I’m also going to experiment with my ginger recipe as I want some ginger cookies and gingerbread men so they shall follow soon.
Again if you want the recipes for any do just say and I’ll post them with my next cakey blog post.