Gingerbread Cupcakes

The festive season called for festive cupcakes. I bought the gingerbread figure decorations at the Cake and Bake Show in November so they had to be part of my work Christmas buffet. I used a simple Gingerbread recipe with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and of course ginger. The decorations called for piped icing. Piping remains…… Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcakes

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This English classic was for a colleague’s birthday. Everyone has their own version and technique. I have made Lemon Drizzle in the past, but this time I relied on good old Pinterest to find a recipe. This one is a Nigella Lawson recipe and had a little lemon zest in the cake mixture, a lot…… Continue reading Lemon Drizzle Cake

Giant Salted Caramel Cupcake

This was made for a colleague’s birthday (now an unwritten tradition in my office). As it was their 30th, I felt it important to make something special. I had made some salted caramel cupcakes (not yet on this blog) which when down a storm. Then the idea came into my head to make one on…… Continue reading Giant Salted Caramel Cupcake

Campfire Delight Cake

Campfire Delight Cake I made this as one of the Executives was leaving for another role and someone told me he liked chocolate. In my family there’s our go-to chocolate cake recipe, so I wanted something that was a little more decadent with some opportunity for decoration (as opposed to a Devils Cake which to…… Continue reading Campfire Delight Cake

Birthday Cake with Marshmallow Icing

For a friend I used to experiment with birthday cakes. At the time they preferred the-more-sugar-the-better kind of cakes. I was very impressed with my icing at the time. But I can’t remember whether it was made with melted marshmallows or a meringue-esque recipe. I also can’t remember what kind of cake was inside. I…… Continue reading Birthday Cake with Marshmallow Icing