Archive of ‘Recipes’ category

Party cake cookies

Vanilla Cookies

The classic vanilla cookie is a timeless favourite. Cookies are not only easy to make, though also very versatile with this dough being able to be made unto two weeks before, and its a simple way to break the boredom during the school holidays… One thing to remember is be sure to use good quality butter […] Read more…

Traditional Fruit Cake

Traditional Fruit Cake

  In the festive spirit of things, I thought it would be a nice idea to post my favourite Fruit Cake recipe which, I also use for my Christmas cakes in the shop and for friends and family every year! You can vary the types of dried fruit used or even use a pack of […] Read more…

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Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate ganache can be any decorators best friend! When set stiff, it can be used as a firm base before covering with icing. When made a little softer, it can be a quick and effective way to fully cover a cake, and to use as a topping for cupcakes. Depending on your climate, you can add […] Read more…

Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes

Coconut and Lime Cupcakes are one of our staffs favourite cakes! The sweet soft sponge cake, topped with reduced lime juice and cream cheese topping with lime zest balance out just perfect, and yet they are so simple to make. For a more tropical feel, add some Malibu to the syrup! Ingredients- Makes 12 cupcakes 70g […] Read more…

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is lush alternative to buttercream and works amazingly well with carrot cakes or coconut and lime cupcakes. This frosting needs to be refrigerated until the last minute, so its best to decorate your cupcakes and cakes at the last minute. Due to this, I only use the frosting on buttercream cakes.   […] Read more…

Lemon Cupcake

Buttercream

Buttercream would have to be one of the most versatile cake fillings due to the ease to make it, and the ability to simply add flavour it.   Ingredients – 170g (6oz) Unsalted or slightly salted butter softened. 340g (12oz) Icing (confectioners) sugar. 2 Tablespoons of water. 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract or similar flavouring […] Read more…

Sugar Syrup

Sugar Syrup

Sugar syrup would have to be a staple for any cake decorator. Amazingly simple to make, it is used to brush onto cakes and cupcakes to enhance flavour and moistness. Be sure to use sugar syrup sparingly as too much will make the cake sticky and too sweet. Ingredients –  85g (3oz) Caster (superfine) sugar. […] Read more…

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

  Chocolate cupcakes would have to be on everyones favourite list. When made with quality ingredients, these cupcakes are extremely easy with a beautiful light texture to boot. Top with some chocolate ganache or buttercream, and you are in for a delightful combination. Ingredients- Makes 12 cupcakes 100g (3.½ oz) Slightly salted butter 220g (7¾ […] Read more…

Vanilla Cake

Classic Sponge Cake

The majority of cakes I bake both for weddings and for celebrations are made using my classic sponge recipe which is basically the same as ‘Pound’ cake, as our friends across the pond like to call it! It’s simply equal quantities of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. I usually assume eggs to be be 50g […] Read more…