28 June 2010

Spreading the crumbs...

I have been meaning to post this one for a while, though I just haven't quite got around to it... Though a couple of months ago, my friend Y wanted to bake a birthday cake for her hon, and asked if I could help. Of course I jumped at the chance, I guess I love the creativity of baking and the joy that baking brings to others, so to be able to share the experience was great fun!

I think she enjoyed making the cake as it wasn't as intimidating as it looks... the tutorial was a laugh ! And doesn't it look great ! Gold stars methinks!!! :)

2 June 2010

Berries and Butterflies

I've had a break from baking for health reason for the past few months, but I'm back on the mend now. To celebrate, I took a few days off work to bake my daughter a birthday cake. You would have thought that I would choose something simple to get my to my baking mojo back, but my daughter wanted a three layer cream cake with berries, butterflies and a pink chocolate wrap. So here it is:

The first layer was filled with raspberry fresh cream and the second layer was filled with strawberries and cream. The pink chocolate was a bit tricky to make and the hot weather didn't help, I'll definitely have another go at this next time. We made the butterflies out of edible paper and my daughter decorated them with some edible glitter. I think she did a great job.