Blog Archives for category Cakes

Perfect Pastry for Mince Pies

Another recipe from my daughter, apparently it is a Paul Hollywood one. Related PostsCaesar SaladThis recipe is a mix of… Continue reading »

Alternative Chocolate Icing

This uses dark chocolate and icing sugar but makes a glossy icing that is easy to make instead of ganache… Continue reading »

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Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate buttercream is a simple icing to make and really benefits from some coffee which does not taste but really… Continue reading »

Chocolate Cake

A super delicious chocolate cake which stays fresh and lovely to eat for days. This cake does not need sandwiching… Continue reading »

A Perfect Victoria Sandwich Cake

I made this last week and simply sandwiched it together with some homemade strawberry jam, no buttercream or cream and… Continue reading »

Harbottle Show

    At the weekend I was very pleased to win some prizes at our local agricultural show, a complete… Continue reading »

My Mad Chocolate Christmas Cake for @askmollybeauty !

Last week I saw a tweet from @askmollybeauty saying that she needed an “over the top” Christmas chocolate cake for… Continue reading »

Lemon Drizzle Cake

An absolute favourite in our house and so very quick and simple to make, no mixer or food processor required… Continue reading »

2 Tone Icing For Cupcakes

  Two tone icing can look very good on cupcakes and birthday cakes. When subtle it is pretty and petal… Continue reading »

Icing Cupcakes Tutorial

Decorating Cupcakes With Piped Buttercream Here are some photos showing how to pipe simple buttercream roses onto cupcakes and how… Continue reading »

Christmas Cake

A moist Christmas cake. Related PostsCoronation ChickenA yummy way to use up cooked chicken, and it’s even better if you… Continue reading »

Chocolate Fudge Icing

Related PostsLemon CheesecakeI love any type of cheesecake but lemon is particularly good. Fondant PotatoesI was inspired to try this… Continue reading »

Chocolate Cake

Related PostsRed Chilli JamThis is great with sliced meat, pies, cheese, in fact it’s great with most savoury stuff. Grown… Continue reading »


These are lovely with strawberry jam and clotted cream. The Daily Mail published a study on the optimum arrangement of… Continue reading »

Tea Bread

This great sliced with butter or just eaten on its own. You can add cherries or nuts to this basic… Continue reading »