Sunday, 30 March 2014

New Home Mini Cake

Today has been one of those days where I woke up tired, and continued to feel tired all day. Thanks God it's Sunday! I'd like to pretend I'm a ray of sunshine all the time but alas I am not! And days like today remind me of that. When I got home from a busy day of brunching and lunching, I was flicking through my camera of some shots I've taken recently, and seeing a picture of this mini-cake I made just last week, definitely cheered and perked me up somewhat. I got a sudden spurt of creative energy and blog post to share! If only that energy lasted long enough to get the numerous other things I need to do around the house done!

Miniature Rainbow Cake

125g softened butter
180g Self-Raising Flour
150g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 lemon (zest and juice)

Sunday, 16 March 2014

St.Patricks Day Mini Loaves

It's that time of year again where everyone worldwide celebrates being Irish (even if they're not all that Irish)! The whole weekend has just had a feel good feeling and from Friday afternoon everyone just seems to have a happy go lucky glow about them! Luckily enough in Ireland Paddy's weekend means an extra long weekend, a day off work and a legitimate excuse for having a few too many drinks on a Sunday evening....Happy Days! 

I'm spending the weekend away from my beloved husband (a few days apart is good for the heart!) and have headed to the country to visit my parents for the long weekend. This morning I was all inspired and excited to make something green and celebratory given the weekend that's in it, and rustled together a few mini chocolate and lime loaves in my native green teamed with a hint of chocolate. These went down well with my Dad this morning with an aul cup of tea.....It doesn't get much more Irish than that!

Lime & Chocolate Mini Loaves

125g softened butter
180g Self-Raising Flour
150g sugar
2 eggs
1 lime (zest and juice)
2 tsp cocoa powder
Green food colouring.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Baby Girl Christening Cake

I had a request during the week from a family member to make a classic Christening cake for a family friend. Given that I haven't made any kind of cake since my own wedding cake back in January, I was up for the challenge and happy to have an excuse to dust off my cake making tools. I've been really out of routine the last couple of weeks and this has been my first proper opportunity to get in my kitchen to make something creative. This cake comprises of two layers, a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and the bottom layer is a rich chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting. The decoration was kept simple using ivory fondant along with various shades of pink. Polka dots, bows and baby blocks helped put the finishing touches to this edible creation.

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