Posts Tagged ‘cake’

Apple Cinnamon Bread

In Baking, Bread, Cake, Uncategorized on August 19, 2012 at 6:37 am

I made this for breakfast this morning. Recipe from here. A delicious breakfast and lovely way to use up leftover apples!


Tea Party for Theresa

In Baking, Cheese, Entertaining, Pasta, Snacks on April 14, 2012 at 4:35 am

Part I: Chocolate Whiskey and Beer Cupcakes

Today we celebrated our lovely friend Theresa’s 23rd birthday with a tea party! We made all sorts of goodies, but one of the main features were these cupcakes. The recipe is courtesy of the wonderful Smitten Kitchen website. It is an AMAZING recipe – I highly recommend it. However,  you could probably make the alcohol portions a bit stronger, as despite the three different kinds of alcohol in these cupcakes, the taste of it isn’t strong at all! (Possibly that is a good thing, as far as the Guinness is concerned)

Seeing as it is a Smitten Kitchen recipe, there’s no point in reposting it – you can find it here.

I also made some marzipan roses to decorate the cupcakes – I don’t want to go into detail how I made them right now, though I might post about that later.

Below are a few pics of the cupcakes in various stages of their creation:

Plain Cupcake, without ganache filling or icing

Cupcake with ganache filling and icing

Cupcakes with Baileys frosting, filled with ganache and topped with marzipan roses

Cupcakes on tier

More cupcakes

Dissected to show ganache filling

Part II: Other Goodies!

Here’s a selection of some of the other goodies we served. Leave me a comment if you want the recipe for any of them as I can’t be bothered copying them all out for the sake of it! Other things we also ate (but I didn’t photograph) were pesto filled cherry tomatoes, mini BLT sandwiches as well as egg sandwiches. There was also sparkling punch made with orange juice, pineapple juice, gingerale and cider.

Stuffed Giant Pasta Shells - filled with soft buffalo feta and spinach

Potato, Apple and Camembert Terrine

Spiced Pumpkin Mini-Scones

Spongey/Butter Cream and Jam Sandwich Cake

All together, it was a great team effort from all of us – Theresa, Emma and I – so well done us!

Parsnip Cake

In Baking, Cake, Dessert on December 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I made this a while ago but haven’t been able to post because I keep using up all my bandwidth downloading images, argh! But now December begins and I will soon be completely on holiday so I can go food mad and will hopefully be posting a lot more frequently.

This particular cake can be made with carrots or parsnips, but I made it with just parsnips. It also has sultanas in it, and to make things more exciting rather than your usual icing it has a meringue like topping…mmmmmmm!

Parsnip Cake

Parsnip Cake, sliced

Parsnip Cake - a slice

Anna’s Cake

In Baking, Cake, Dessert on October 24, 2011 at 4:21 am

I made this cake for my friend Anna’s birthday. I roughly followed the recipe for a Hummingbird Cake, which originates from America’s deep south. I might have gotten a little carried away with the icing! I originally wanted to ice the cake with hieroglyphic text but ran out of time so used pansies instead. (However, that’s why the cake is photographed next to a card with hieroglyphics on it.)

Anna's Birthday Cake


Anna's Birthday Cake


Anna's Birthday Cake