Saturday, 16 October 2010

Cookie Cupcake

I've made some yummy cookie cupcakes for my friend's birthday today. I used Martha Stewart's recipe for chocolate chip cupcakes ( and a cream cheese frosting ( that I added some Maryland chocolate chip cookies to.

*Extra - I made a couple of testers that had a cookie in the base of the cup and i would recommend this to anyone...they were even nicer in my opinion :)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Car update

Oh well, it looks like a kiddy car but at least it looks like a car!

Car cake

I'm just enjoying a sit down while I wait for the butter icing to set on my latest creation. It's my friend's little boy's second birthday and I asked if I could make the cake. I'm going to try to make as many cakes as possible so I can build up my practice and my portfolio. If I do decide to do this professionally I need to show what I can do!
The cake I've made is a chocolate sponge recipe I found at (here's the link).  I've used this cake a couple of times and really like how light it is.  The butter icing is a combo of butter, buttermilk, cocoa powder and icing sugar. I have no idea on the measurements, I just kind of threw it together! So here are the pics of it from beginning to where it is so far.  Hopefully I'll be putting some nice pics on later with the finish result!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Cake

I decided to make a big cake and some funred velevet cupcakes for hubby to take to work and hopefully make some monmey for Breast Cancer Awareness. It was a fantastic chance for me to try out making sugarpaste for the very first time. I am chuffed I have to say that I did it. There are little things to do differently and I need a smoother but I don't think it was a bad effort for a first attempt.