Betty Boop cake

It was my mum’s 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 2 medium eggs, beaten 175g self raising flour For decorating: White frosting White fondant White or clear ball sprinkles Flesh coloured fondant Black fondant Edible pens […]

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Strawberry drizzle cake

Mother’s Day was last month (in the UK, I know it’s not until May in some countries) and I surprised mine with a Strawberry drizzle cake, we also took her out for the day. Most fondant decorations were hand made (can you tell? 😉 ) and my first attempt at something like this. I used a butterfly fondant cutter and small cookie cutters for the letters (the daisies were store bought). For the cake For the cake: 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g golden caster sugar 2 tsp strawberry flavouring and additional for icing 2 medium eggs, beaten 175g self raising […]

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Heart shaped sugar cookies

Tesco and Lidl (local supermarkets) had some left over Valentine’s Day baking supplies on offer, I bought a few bits and made some heart shaped sugar cookies.  Artur helped decorate. You will need 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Egg(s) 2 cup Sugar 2 cup Butter 6 cup Flour Cookie Cutter(s) Method Preheat the oven to 180°C Begin by combining the butter and sugar. Keep mixing until it looks light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla: Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract, make sure they’re mixed in really well. Add dry ingredients: Mix in the flour, a little at […]

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Easter Chocolate Cornflake Nests

Happy Easter (or happy Sunday to those that don’t celebrate it). 🙂 Today, Artur and I had a lovely Sunday lunch at my parents house, my job was to bring dessert. I made cupcakes, sugar cookies and these chocolate cornflake nests, very easy to make but always a favourite in my family. To make these you will need: 100g chocolate (plain or milk) 50g butter 75g cornflakes Method Break up the chocolate and cut the butter into small pieces Put in a large bowl over a pan of boiling water, stir until melted. You could also pop it in the […]

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Christmas Pudding Shaped Cake

I wanted to make a Christmas pudding this Christmas but no one I know likes the taste! I found a similar Christmas pudding cake on the Lakeland website, this is my take on it. I used their medium hemisphere pans (so mine is a lot smaller than the one they made). For the cake, you will need: 340g margarine 340g caster sugar 6 eggs 340g self-raising flour 1 tsp vanilla essence 30g cocoa powder For the Filling 50g butter 250g icing sugar 1-2 tsp water 1 tsp jam Brown food colouring To Decorate White rolling icing Green food colouring Red […]

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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 (softened) 6 eggs 2 tsp Vanilla flavouring Approx 200g jam for the filling and to stick on the white chocolate fingers For decorating Pink frosting […]

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