Kitten Playing Football

Tweet My youngest son requested a birthday cake with his new kitten, Bella, on. As his other favourite thing is football, I decided to combine the two and came up with this cake featuring his kitten playing football in the grass. I used a Pyrex bowl to make the football part of the cake, and […]

Harvest Allotment Cake

Tweet Having two children, that means I need to provide two donations to the local harvest supper auction, so my second was this  harvest allotment cake. With carrots, beetroot, parsnips, cauliflower, cabbages and potatoes, there is something for everyone (all made from fondant icing, of course). This could be made from any dense-ish sponge (carrot […]

Harvest Scarecrow Cake

Tweet This harvest scarecrow cake was made as an offering for the local church’s harvest festival supper. My sons’ school hold a supper, in conjunction with the church, followed by an auction, and the funds raised go towards supporting a child in Uganda. It was a simple, but deliciously moist,  vanilla madeira cake recipe, with strawberry […]

Anfield Cake

Tweet When your soon-to-be 9 year old asks for a birthday cake in the shape of Anfield, what can you do? This is my usual madeira recipe, with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam. I made the cake from two 8″ square cakes, which I carved, and iced with fondant icing. I always use gel colourings […]

Easy Overnight Breadmaker Muffins

Tweet I love muffins. They are quite probably my favourite bread-based product – especially toasted on my folks’ wood burning stove. I have made them before (successfully, too!) but let’s be honest, making anything bread-based for breakfast is a bit of a faff, and I don’t like the idea of getting up at 4am so […]

Autumnal Cake

Tweet I made this autumnal cake for the school harvest festival auction. It’s a maderia sponge, filled with raspberry jam and buttercream, covered with white fondant icing and decorated with fondant icing autumn leaves and harvest mice. I shaped the leaves by rolling the soft icing around cylinders of varying sizes until they had hardened, […]