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…

Easy pineapple cake

Easy pineapple cake

A cake for when you want cake now – well in 45 minutes anyway. This recipe is adapted from Easy Pineapple Cake at Allrecipes.com. I added cinnamon because I like spiced cakes. And I reckon it would also work with other tinned fruit such as apples or plums – I’ll let you know when I try…

Cameron blows the candle from his dinosaur cake

Cameron 24 months

Happy Birthday my little man. You’re a silly little goose, a dare-devil, a performer, Mr Athletic, a cheeky monkey, a very determined little soul. You love you big sister. She’s your idol. You copy her – everything she does and says. You’re a parrot. You have been talking so much. You can count to fifteen,…

My amazing two year old

My two year-old (29 months) never ceases to amaze me. When I let her play with the cake after her brother’s first birthday, she rearranged the wheels onto the rabbit and said “Four wheels on rabbit!” Here’s the cake before we cut into it (I modelled it from a soft toy): She’s currently into painting.…

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,…

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…

Birthday cakes

I mentioned a while ago that I was making a cake for a friend’s little boy – I’ve realised that I never posted about it even though I said I would. So here it is. It’s a bigger stumpier vesrion of the baby Godzilla cake that I made for the Threadcakes competition earlier. This time…

Mmm, cake

I’ve been up to my eyes in cake this last week! First was an entry into the Threadcakes competition. I’ve been wanting to make this baby Godzilla dinosaur cake, based on a Threadless shirt design, for a while and finally found the motivation (and time) to do it. I baked a couple of test cakes…