Wednesday, 18 May 2011


This year instead of making something made from chocolate I decided to give Macaron's a go again.
I made these a few years ago but wasn't really sure what they were suppose to be like texture wise.
These were from a simple recipe that was in my Woman's Weekly, Cookie book. Its just a plain Macaron with white chocolate ganache, Yum!

They do have an interesting texture, a crunchy thin shell with a chewy almost gooey center, it should have a slight chewiness to it. I added dried lemon rind to the yellow ones to get a slight lemon flavour.
I'll have to find some new flavors to play with.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Birthday Cakes Past and Present

For my Birthday I thought I'd post up some of my past Birthday cakes... enjoy

This is Sandie's 30th Birthday Cake which I made last week, Chocolate Mud Cake!

This is Alex's Birthday cake last year, lollie cake of course
 Anne's 60th Birthday Cake last year

So this year instead of slaving away in the kitchen all day making myself a Birthday Cake,  I decided to go buy one instead. It looks and smells pretty good, as soon as you take it out of the box and on a plate it looks much more impressive. I just hope it tastes as good as it looks. Happy Birthday to me :)

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Red Velvet the sequel

 I had a go at making red velvet cupcakes last year as it seems to be a popular choice in America for wedding cakes, and they look so good!
Apparently the reason why the cakes originally had a red colour is because of a chemical reaction between the unprocessed cocoa powder and the buttermilk, which turned the cake batter into a redish brown colour.

My first attempt wasn't great the cake was dry, I could taste the bitter vinegar and the 'frosting' recipe that I used was really gross.

I decided to try a new recipe which although I would admit was better, it still wasn't something amazing. It just tastes like a cake with a little bit of cocoa powder in it. I made cream cheese icing this time, which is always a winner on nearly any cake, so it helped it taste much better.

Well hey at least they looked great!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

James and Alissha's Wedding Cake

Here are some photos of a wedding cake I did last weekend. There were 70 white chocolate cupcakes with butter cream icing and a banana cake for the top.

Just getting started

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