Yoda cake

It’s a Star Wars party!

Everything was Star Wars for Cameron’s fifth birthday party. The cake: Yoda, lime flavoured as requested by the birthday boy. I tried a white chocolate and fondant mix to cover the cake. It was nice, but it didn’t go that well with the lime cake (a white chocolate mud cake would be a perfect match…

Chewbacca cake

Easy Chewbacca birthday cake

If you need to make a quick but effective Star Wars cake, try something like this Chewbacca cake. It’s a rectangle cake, with the top corners rounded off. I covered  it with a chocolate butter cream (I used the Crabapple Bakery’s chocolate fudge frosting). It’s a simple outwards motion with a cake spatula or butter knife for…

Chocolate banana cake

Chocolate banana cake

My sister-in-law gave me this recipe, and it’s so fail proof and delicious that I’ve made it many times since. Even people who don’t like banana cake will like this chocolate banana cake. Don’t forget the icing – you can’t skip on that!   I’ve tweaked the recipe a little – you can use oil…

Needs bacon, everything tastes better with bacon

Happy 3rd Birthday Abby

I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I had my first baby. They grow so fast. This year I decided to make Abby a pig cake – for two reasons: she wanted animals and it was easy. I finished the cake in about half an hour, and half an hour before the party started…

The finished cake, finally

Wedding cake dramas

Oh the dramas with this wedding cake! I was asked to make a simple elegant cake, with a bunch of flowers on top. Sounded like fun – I was looking for an excuse to practice making sugar flowers so was quite excited. The cake was three tiers: the bottom was a 12 inch chocolate cake,…

Sweet and simple cake

Chocolate Sponge Roll

Want cake and want it fast and easy? Try this chocolate sponge roll recipe that is off the Swiss roll tin I’ve got. It takes hardly any time to prepare, only 8 minutes to cook, a few to cool down, and then spread it with jam if you’re really lazy, or spend a couple minutes…

My first cupcake order

Two of my friends had a joint birthday celebration of Cocktails, Cupcakes and Canapes – three fabulous things that I would normally indulge in but being pregnant I could really only enjoy two of those things. I was asked to make some cupcakes for the occasion, which I was more than happy to do because…

Abby’s First Birthday Party

And what a grumpy little Miss she was! She would not let other people hold her, and would cry if mum or dad wasn’t there. That made it very difficult to get party things sorted. The grandparents were supposed to be there to take her off our hands while we prepared, but they got a…