Minion Cake

My dad’s birthday was this weekend, he really enjoys the Despicable Me films so I decided to bake him a minion cake. My first ever character cake! I used a 9″ x 13″ sheet pan and used a vanilla sponge receipe for the cake itself. The one I use is designed for a 7″ round tin but it worked well for this – no batter spillage and baked well! Yay! Wilton cake release is a Read More…

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…

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 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…