Olaf in Summer cake

I made this Olaf in Summer cake for my sister’s birthday this year, it was a chocolate orange sponge cake with chocolate fingers and blue frosting. You will need 100g unsalted butter, softened 50g cocoa powder 90ml boiling water 3 eggs 175g self-raising flour 300g golden caster sugar Orange flavouring For the icing and filling Blue frosting White fondant Black fondant Orange fondant Edible pens Cocktail stick (to assemble Olaf) Method Preheat the oven to Read More…

Betty Boop cake

It was my mum’s saw birthday last week, she loves Betty Boop. I’d seen bunch of Betty Boop cakes on Pinterest and decided to try baking and decorating a Betty Boop cake for her birthday. It was a lemon cake with vanilla frosting and a fondant Betty Boop. This is my first figure out of fondant. For the cake: 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g golden caster sugar 2 tsp lemon flavouring and additional for icing Read More…

Minnie Mouse giant cupcake

My first (and probably last) giant cupcake – a Minnie Mouse giant cupcake I made for my sister’s birthday this year. It took two attempts at baking, the first cake did not rise correctly and got stuck in the silicone mould, the second didn’t rise into the “tip” of the mould. I always seem to have issues baking with silicone moulds. INGREDIENTS 2½ cups of self raising flour 1½ cups caster sugar 250g unsalted butter Read More…

Motorbike cake

One of my goals this year was to bake more often and I’ve been trying my hand at novelty cakes recently. My first attempt was a snooker table cake for my friends birthday, followed by a penguin design for Christmas last year. Both were simple sponge cake recipes with fondant decorations. The motorbike cake (shown below) was made for Artur’s birthday back in May and is my latest novelty cake. Although I cheated a little Read More…