A labour of love……Homemade Birthday Cakes.

My fondest memories of childhood have been of my birthdays, there was always a big fuss that was made especially in my childhood. If I were having a birthday party with friends we would get a Black Forest Gateau from the bakery. But as I grew older and birthdays become more of family affair my…

The Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake

Time again  when I start  planing my daughter’s birthday party. This year’s requested flavour was chocolate with chocolate frosting! This was after she changed her mind about twice The chocolate cake bit was easy, as I had  made this cake from Marry Berry’s 100 Cakes and Bakes before, and it is my all time favourite…

Finger licking Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

I love a good tasting chocolate frosting, having searched high and low for the perfect chocolate buttercream frosting, finally found one that I thought would work and gave it my own twist. I have been making my own Vanilla buttercream frosting for years now…but never a chocolate one. It was amazing easy to make and…

Buttercream Icing.

As far cake decorating is concerned, buttercream icing is the holy grail. It’s extremly versatile, It can be used for sandwiching cakes, cram-coating  a cake before the fondant goes on. And it can be used for decorating cupcakes and cakes with all the different icing nozzles and pipping bags. Not only is it really easy to…