Thursday, 17 March 2011

Choo choo little train...

It was my nephews second birthday last month so I decided to make him a cake with a sugarpaste train that I had seen as a tutorial on Cakejournal. It was a lot easier to make than I thought.Once the candles were blown out the train and carriages didn't live a very long life. I think the kids would have been happy just to have the train and pass on the cake! Oh to be a kid eating sickly sweet things. It reminded me of when I used to eat the left over raw cake mixture my ma had made when I was little!

There are so many inspiring things on Cakejournal's website, If you haven't looked on her site, it's well worth a visit. Infact she has a post about easter egg cake pops that Iwill be making soon!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Red Velvet....

Yep,more cake! This one is a recipe from 'The Hummingbird Bakery' book.
It was quite a bit of work and it's defo not one to do with the kids, there was red cake mixture everywhere.
Whilst making it I said I wouldn't make it again because of the mess I made, but after eating it I changed my mind.

Such a wonderful vibrant colour.

It was not easy to apply the cream cheese topping due to little red crumbs coming through, but it didn't look too bad in the end.

Photograph by chris patience.

The textue was lovely and moist and the taste is rather unusual. it's not chocolatey or vanilla it's somewhere in between the two.
Word of warning it turns your tongue red (that will be the pot of food colouring ).
Another thing the flavour seems to improve day by day. It lasted in the fridge for a week, cake doesn't normally last that long in our house, but because it's so tall with the three layers you only need a thin (ish) slice!
p.s  watch out if using wooden utensils as it dyes them red!!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Something sweet...

I never have time to blog, but seem to have time to bake and eat my creation!! because of this I have made myself a promise to blog at least three times this coming week.
I always take pics for the post that I plan to write, but never write it...but that will not be the case this week!

This week we made pancakes.......

Healthy banana!!....and naughty nutella....

Pancake pans are the best...makes life a lot easier!

So I've had a very busy couple of weeks. Harrison's uncle and auntie came to visit last weekend from Sweden so he got even more attention than normal.It's amazing but after their recent visit he seems to recognises their voices on skype.
Our computer got a virus via Ebay so we couldn't use it (until my brother did his handy work), our landline died and trying to get sky to fix it was one big hoo ha!
Doesn't sound that much when I read it back, but seemed a lot at the time!
I made a key lime pie, of which I forgot to photograph, a red velvet cake ( post to follow in the week), A chocolate cake for my newphew and I think thats about it...oh and a visit to a vintage clothes fair...........
All we bought was a cuppa and a slice of cake ( naughty), it would have been rude not to!

Anyway I hope you all have a good week and may the sun shine down on us :)