Monthly Archives: January 2013

January Blues Cupcakes

My friend Suzanne throws an annual “January Blues” party, this is usually at the end of the month, just after payday.  It is a great time to catch up with friends as we may not get to see each other … Continue reading

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ABC Birthday cake

I made this birthday cake yesterday for my 2 year old niece Aoibhinn.  It is made using a rectangular tin about 10 inches in length.  I used a classic Victoria sponge recipe, spread buttercream icing on it and covered it … Continue reading

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Guest Blog

I’m including a photo here of a HedgeHog Cake, this was made by my parents-in-law Dave & Angela – all credits to the dynamic duo!  This is a coffee cake, made with butter-icing.  Irel coffee (a uniquely Irish brand of … Continue reading

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Black Forest Gateau Cake

I made this Black Forest Gateau for the first time today, for New Years’ Day dessert.  This is easy enough to make, it is a butter-free cake, so it is nice and light.  The sponge is: 4 large eggs whisked … Continue reading

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Christmas Chocolate Log Cake

This year I followed Mary Berry’s recipe for the Christmas Chocolate Log Cake.  I would say that the sponge was delicious but the ganache was a little too rich and dark for me.  Even though I used chocolate which had … Continue reading

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Christmas CupCakes

I made two different types of cupcakes for Christmas.  They were both made using a Red Velvet CupCake recipe.  I decorated 6 as Rudolph Cupcakes and the other 6 using Cream Cheese icing and some glitter & snowflake decorations. I … Continue reading

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Christmas Snowman and Penguin

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