Fairy Cake & Cupcakes

I love making Bob’s birthday cakes! Every year I put a lot of thought into it and I really enjoy seeing my ideas come to life. I will still be making her a birthday cake when she is grown up whether she wants me to or not. 🙂 This year I couldn’t wait to make a fairy cake! I had a vision of an amazing creation with many fairies and woodland creatures but, as usual, time was a problem. There [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on September 5, 2014 Baking, Party Planning 2 Responses »
Woodland Fairy Party Food

I love making party food match the theme of a party! I was very excited about the food I was going to make for Bob’s Woodland Fairy Party. I researched ideas on Pinterest and I couldn’t wait! I was most excited about making cheese and tomato toadstools. These looked amazing and I didn’t think they sounded that difficult to make. I was wrong. You place half a cherry tomato onto a cube of cheese. That’s the easy part. You then [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on August 13, 2014 Baking, Party Planning 4 Responses »
Jul 162014
Antiguan Fruit Cake

I will always have a soft spot for Antigua! My husband and I spent our honeymoon there and we had a wonderful time! When Betfair asked me to create a recipe using one of the countries competing in the Commonwealth Games as inspiration, I am embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know who these countries were. When I saw Antigua on the list I knew that this was the one! I tried to think of all of the things that [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on July 16, 2014 Baking 1 Response »
How To Make Icing Roses

The ‘proper’ way to make icing roses takes a long time. Using sugar paste you make a centre piece and attach it to a wire stem. You then have to leave that for a few days to dry completely. When it is dry you begin layering the petals until your rosĂ© is complete. These look amazing for a wedding cake topper but they are not fully edible. When I was making the cake for my friends baby shower I wanted [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on July 10, 2014 Baking 2 Responses »
Jun 272014
Fried Egg Cupcakes

As you may already know, Bob and I are keen bakers. We can regularly be found in the kitchen baking a masterpiece (making a mess). I am really pleased that Bob shares my love of baking! If she didn’t enjoy it I wouldn’t be able to bake as often. She regularly chooses baking as an activity. Usually I choose the easy option and use my mixer. Bob weighs the ingredients and adds them to the bowl, the mixer does the [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 27, 2014 Baking 5 Responses »
Jun 242014
Cath Kidston Cake!

If you have seen my Ready To Pop post you will know that my oldest friend has just given birth to her first baby. I recently attended her baby shower and it was so lovely! Our friend did a fabulous job of organising it! The shower had a vintage tea party theme and I made her a Cath Kidston style cake. I made some simple icing roses to decorate the cake with. I have made complicated sugar paste roses before [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on June 24, 2014 Baking 5 Responses »
Ladybirds & Strawberry Flowers

Over the last few days I have been covered in icing! I’ve been making many icing creations for Bob’s 3rd birthday party. Her birthday cake is going to have a fairy centre piece, a little hedgehog and it is going to be covered in toadstools and flowers. I will show you these when I show you the finished cake. I am going to bake 2 kinds of cupcakes, chocolate ones with chocolate buttercream and plain ones topped with jam and [click here to read on]

 Posted by Charlotte on May 14, 2014 Baking, Party Planning 3 Responses »