Week 37 – more celebration cake

2 weeks and 2 celebration cakes. The first for Evie’s christening, and the second for Geoff’s 60th birthday party. Phew, I will be happy to get back to evenings of just cooking dinner and letting Ioan fling it all over the place, instead of baking and icing cakes! It’s been fun, but exhausting, and I […]

GBBO week 1 – illusion cake: Arsenal football shirt 60th birthday cake

So the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is back? Like, I think, most people, when Channel 4 announced that the Bake Off would move away from the Beeb this year, I was a bit gutted, but I knew I would have to keep watching it. When I heard that Noel Fielding and Sandy Toksvig were going […]

40th birthday cake – drunken Welsh dragon vanilla cake

Yes, you did read that correctly: I made a 40th birthday cake of vanilla sponge and it was decorated with a drunken Welsh dragon. Sound strange? Well, it actually was completely suitable for Andrew: it was his 40th birthday, he is Welsh, and he loves getting drunk, so voila! Actually I can’t take credit for the […]

Week 27 – meeting Rachel Allen and coping with a hangover

This is going to be a short post as I am feeling tired and hungover after Andrew’s birthday celebrations last night (his actual birthday is next weekend but he had a party last night, for which I made this amazing – even if I do say so myself – cake!). As you can imagine, the […]

Week 15 – an All Blacks themed 40th birthday cake

It has been a busy old week this week with some birthday baking for our friend Danny, who just turned 40. His wife Monika asked me to bake him a birthday cake for his party, something chocolate-y, and as I had the perfect chocolate cake in my repertoire from Henry’s christening cake, I was happy […]