Tuesday, 19 April 2011

#10 Marshmallow cupcakes

Well, some of them... made for Nixi's birthday, I had a near disaster having planned some super girly cupcakes with marshmallow filling and dolly mixture decorations... as just as i went to fill them with marshmallow remembered both of these sweets have BEEF in them! yuuuuummm.... but not vegetarian... so I just filled a couple for records sake, and left the others plain and sprinkled the mixtures around inside another of her presents- the super cake dome. ( of which I have since bought myself and my sister one). loves it.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Just for the pic...

These were made for Miss Nevay's birthday, just some vanilla spong with malteser for added smashingness, but just rather enjoyed the picture in her new, but very old, quality street tin. A Thooper vintage kitchen buy. And not on purpose, the icing matched the tissue paper inside to a t... I would rather eat the icing though. yummers.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

big bad baking day

 All for a friend's mum's surprise 60th birthday party... I had so much fun with this baby! 60 cupcakes: vanilla, chocolate, raspberry and white chocolate, caramel mudcake, and lemon; 2 baked cheesecakes: mixed berry, and chocolate and baileys; and boxes and boxes of malteser slice and rocky road. I'm not going to lie... if I didn't have my trusty dualit hand mixer, I probably wouldn't have an arm left right now, but I do, and I do, so all is well.

 I loved taking pics of these: the raspberry swirl sponges with white chocolate butter icing with a cute wee chocolate cnowball on top, they make me think of the 50's for some reason.
 Yes I got a bit carried away...
 ok very carried away...
 others are starting to slip in... the brown ones are... quite obviously.. the chocolate cupcakes... can't go wrong for a big party I'd say! Got some teeny weeny little mini eggs, so miniminieggs really, all a nice bluey purple colour on top of these. The Yeller's are the lemon cupcakes, same as in previous post, different piping- remind me of the great Frenchie in grease looking like a 'beautiful blonde pineapple'...
 And the lovely vanilla roses with edible glitter! WOOOOO. yes. you can't beat a bit of edible glitter.
 These are the cheeseycakes in polaroid form. nom nom nom.
And the caramel and white chocolate mud cakes. Nice and dense and moist with some chocolatey fudge icing onnatop. mm. mm. and mm.

All packed up and ready to go.. you can just see a bit of tray bake in the top tubs, wasn't so enamoured taking pics of that I packed it away as soon as made it (mostly because there was zero room in my teeny kitchen). Bye bye cakes : )

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

#9 Peaches and Cream (with a valentines twist)

Can you guess the valentines twist?! I really am no fan of Valentines day, but I was quite excited watching 'baking make easy' the other week when she showed that pithing the strawberry means instant hearts when you chop'em, I usually just lop the top off! So what better time to try. Rather more tasty than the delightfully (disgustingly) furry red heart cushions I noticed in tesco earlier. Not that I tasted them but I think it's a given. So these are tasty little peach and vanilla sponges with cream cheesey butter icing and a straaaaawberry ona top! Nice and simple. Smashingly tasty.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

#8 Lemon Cupcakes

Now I'm not usually one for citrussy sweet things... just not enough chocolate for my liking... but these- hooh! I could in fact have eaten this whole tray full if they were not for other people. I think I may infact be getting too-attached-to-my-cakes disorder hehe. Anyway, these are a slightly lemony sponge, filled with lovely lemon curd, and topped with lemony butter icing. That's a lorra' lemon! But not so much it makes you gurn like sucking on a lemon, they're just poifect!

#7 Blackcurrant Muffins

MMMmmmmmmmoist! Freshest of the fresh made with blackcurrants from Val's garden (it's a bit of a late back-blog for all you people who know the blackcurrant season is not exactly in full swing) With a yummy lemon cream cheese icing and some frosted berries on top. Who doesn't love a cake that also gives you one of your 5 a day?! It's practially an orange...

#6 Red Velvet

 Whaaaat a colour! And it only takes half a bottle of food colouring... The classic red velvet sponge with cream cheese icing, nice wee bit of cocoa in the sponge, tis super soft. Just in time for a wee valentine themed cupcakey day if you're running low on ideas! Much better than a bunch of flowers picked up from the local garage. A combination of the two however: unstoppable...

Saturday, 29 January 2011

#5 Black Forest Cheesecake

 The first of the non-cupcakeular posts, but it's still a 'cake', and it's not dundee cake, so there we go. Tis infact a black forest baked cheesecake, with blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry swirls and fresh fruit topping. Little bit of orange zest in there for some zing. And a slightly choclolatey biscuit base. It weighs a ton! Much sadness comes with this cheesecake however... as I get to eat NONE OF IT!!! aaaaaah the pain. It is a birthday present.. but maybe I'll stop buy tesco on the way and buy some muffins instead. No... Must resist...

Friday, 28 January 2011

#4 Purely Pretty Vanilla

Well tis a plain old Vanilla sponge with butter icing, but it has made me remember how actually tasty the simple things are! Yummy. Also rather enjoying my other new piping noz for it's ability to create roses. Bit girly you say? Well 2 boys have had them so far and I didn't hear any complaints!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

#3 Parma Violet

Well on a visit to my sister's house I decided to take advantage of her pestle and mortar and invent myself some parma violet cupcakes! Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera... so cue terrible phone photography.
These are just  wee vanilla sponges as thought anything else might just be sickly with the powdery flower taste, and a sort of italian meringuey topping recipe from the Eat Me! book of treats, adapted and including the parma violets! Of course there had to be some sprinkling of prettiness, so some violet pearly's did the job. Icing is a tad sickly on it's own (I found after eating around a kilo of it) but tasty with the cake. Intriguing....

#2 Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Oooooooh such alliterative genius. Bit of the ole' choccy sponge marbled with chocolate chunky cheesecake with cream cheesey icing. Super moist and super tasty. And somewhat less like a cartoon poo. Yay!

before the icing twas somewhat planetary

Sunday, 16 January 2011

#1 White ChoccaMocha

Hello number one blog post. 
This little baby consists of a mocha sponge, white chocolate ganache filling, and coffee buttercream icing.
Supremely tasty, may even help keep you awake for a while.
Shame I chose the smooth piper from my new set as the icing does look somewhat reminiscent of a cartoon poo.

 Oh well.

Better luck next time.