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.

Easter Egg Cake

This is a photo of an Easter Egg Cake my sister Aisling made with her daughter Catherine.  They tell me they used a pudding tin to get the shape right (and a good pinch of baking powder) to help it … Continue reading

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Chocolate Easter Eggs & Easter Treats

Here is a selection of treats I made this Easter.  This was my first time experimenting with chocolate.  I made the eggs using Belgian chocolate called callebaut.  This chocolate comes in the form of buttons.   It can be bought in … Continue reading

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Snake Cake

I made this small cake for St. Patrick’s Day, just using a 9 inch round sponge tin, and cutting a circle out of the middle.  If I had more time, I would have made 2 tins and then a longer … Continue reading

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Banoffi Pie

I made Banoffi Pie for the first time yesterday.  It needs to set in the fridge for at least 24 hours before you add the banana, cream & chocolate flakes.  This came out pretty well if I do say so … Continue reading

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Birthday Clown Cake

This is a clown cake I made for my Godchild Marie on her first birthday.  It was a sponge with fruit (fresh strawberries) and cream filling.  I decorated with coloured sugarpaste and surrounded the cake with some large sweets.

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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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