Author Archives: Aoife

About Aoife

I enjoy making cakes and decorating them for family and friends. I am interested in swapping recipies and techniques with others interested in cake baking and decorating.

Banana Bread

I never tried  baking Banana Bread until recently when I found I had lots of bananas in the fruit bowl and I thought I’d try making something ‘healthy’ for a change. It turned out pretty well.  It is a tasty … Continue reading

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Financiers

I came across these little cakes recently at an Italian coffee shop in Dublin.  They are in fact French in origin and are really delicious.  So delicious that I thought I should have a go at making them and save … Continue reading

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Madeleines

I had a go at making Madeleines.  They are suprisingly easy to make and delicious. Like many good baking products, they are French, originally from the North East of France.  I read that they don’t keep very well and are … Continue reading

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Victoria Sponge

Here is a true classic, the Victoria Sponge.  Everyone likes this teatime treat and it is equally tasty in the afternoon with a decent cup of tea. Ingredients  8 oz butter 8 oz self raising flour 2 teaspoons  baking powder … Continue reading

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Snowman and holly cupcakes

I brought these cupcakes into work as a Christmas treat.  They went down well during coffee break! They were chocolate cupcakes decorated with snowmen made using sugarpaste and holly made using sugarpaste.  Perfect for Christmas.  The boxes make them nice … Continue reading

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Open Access Cake

I made this cake for a voluntary group of which I’m a member called ‘Repository Network Ireland’ who held a workshop in Dublin on October 25th 2013 during international open access week.  This is just a simple vanilla sponge with … Continue reading

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Christening Cake

This is a christening cake I made for my niece Gráinne in July 2013. It is a two tiered cake, the bottom tier is vanilla sponge, made using the BBC’s recipe for ‘Easy Vanilla Cake’ which I would highly recommend.  The … Continue reading

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