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.

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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Custard Slices

Here are some custard slices (my husband’s favourite!).  I shop bought the puff pastry to save time and made the custard.  It needs 5 eggs and a strong hand to stir it into a good, thick consistency.  There is a … Continue reading

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Fluffy Lemon Pudding

Here is a Fluffy Lemon Pudding I made using Rachel Allen’s tried and tested recipe.

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Baked Cheesecake

Here is a slightly blurred photo of a Baked Cheesecake with raspberry coulis on top.  Easy enough to make and easier again to eat! and here comes the slice

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70th Birthday Cake

I made this recently (in May this year) for my Mam’s 70th Birthday.  It was a simple sponge cake but made with Greek yoghurt which gave it a nice flavour and helped it stay moist.  I decorated it with simple … Continue reading

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Tiramisu Layer Cake

I made this Tiramisu for my in-laws for Easter.  This was a delicious cake.  It has 3 layers – 2 plain sponge & 1 coffee sponge in the centre.  The filling is made with mascarpone cheese, coffee essence & baileys … Continue reading

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Easter Bunny Cake

I made this cake for Easter Sunday.  It was really for all my nieces & nephews but a few adults indulged too!  I made it using a light sponge (no butter) 3 eggs, 3 oz caster sugar, 3 oz flour. … Continue reading

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