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I make cakes, cookies and other baked treats for delivery in the Wimbledon-ish area, please contact me to discuss any orders. Whether you are having a party, a family get-together or just need some cake, I can help!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Taste The Rainbow

Rainbow cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. I used some white tea with citrus in the cake batter to make it more delicate against the vanilla buttercream. Spot the natural food colouring...

My First Order

A few days ago I received my first official order from a friend. He needed 24 pretty cupcakes, so I made some red velvet cupcakes with traditional cream cheese frosting. And a whole bottle and a half of red colouring... I read that originally the red colour came from the reaction between the un-processed cocoa powder and the leavening agent (usually bicarbonate of soda), making a deep red colour when baked.
 I used the Hummingbird Bakery recipe - very moist. 

I love using some blitzed-up cake to decorate them. 

Things That Taste Healthy In The Morning

I woke up one morning and was torn between making a coconut cream pie and going for a run before work. Compromise - run and quick bran muffins. Ironically, no all-bran was harmed in the making...
 Containing soy bran instead of all-bran, with some orange zest, raisins and chopped almonds.
 Delicious dipped in a little macchiato. 
I woke up the next morning thinking I'd have another muffin with a latte only to find that my brother and his friends had polished them all off the night before. I swear I nearly cried.

Adventures In Pizza

 Homemade whole wheat pizza dough and tomato sauce. With mushrooms, pancetta, basil, mozzarella, scotch bonnet peppers and jack cheese.

 Some spinach and tomatoes too.


Flapjacks. Made with raisins, crushed walnuts and a little maple syrup. Slightly obsessed with oats at the moment, they make any baked treat taste more... healthy?

Marbled Whoopie Pies

 Marbled whoopie pie with vanilla buttercream filling.

Marbled whoopie pie with homemade marshmallow fluff filling and chocolate jimmies. And hugging salt and pepper shakers :)

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal cookies with sultanas and raisins. I added some soy bran to give them a more hearty flavour. 

Carrot Cake Cupcakes - Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake cupcakes with pecans and raisins. Cream cheese frosting. They taste like they're almost good for you... Almost.