Despicable Me Minion Birthday Cake

Another year, another birthday for Rob, complete with epic cake! This year he requested a minion – and of course I was only too happy to oblige. We are big Despicable Me fans and I’d been wanting to create one of these yellow cuties for a while. For a bit of a change, I wanted…

Pink (Fluffy) Unicorn Baby Cake

Today we finally got chance to visit friends of ours who had their second baby girl about a month ago. And she was absolutely worth the wait – spending the whole afternoon asleep on my arm! Ah! I wanted to make them a cake to celebrate and was struggling for inspiration so asked Rob. After…

Leopard Print Speedo Cake

Today is a sad day in our office, as one of our much loved colleagues is leaving to take up a new role. She is moving to a popular swimwear company, jokes about budgie smugglers have been rife since the news broke, and I wanted to bake something to send her off in style! I…

Festive Fairy Light Cupcakes

Happy New Year readers! The last of my Christmas posts, I promise. Now that we’re into January it’s nearly time for the tree to be packed away for another 11 months (well, 10 1/2, if I can get away with it!). But before the festivities finish completely I wanted to share these cupcakes that I…

Allotment Retirement Cake

A couple of weeks ago my lovely Dad finally left his job of many, many years. As we’re still working through the great glut of pumpkins he gave us, what better than to make a cake with his own home-grown produce! He is an avid gardener and I’m sure will be spending a lot more…

Autumn Leaves Wedding Cake with Matching Cupcakes

Regular readers may remember our visit to New Zealand last month, for my brother’s wedding in Christchurch. Blogged back from the wedding was the cake itself – and, this week, as we held a UK celebration whilst they visit on their honeymoon, I was delighted to have the chance to recreate it. Of course it’s not…

Dr. Who Tardis Lemon & Blueberry Birthday Cake

A busy week for birthdays! This cake is one for one of my best friends, who absolutely loves all things Dr. Who. He also loves all things tea and cake (and features in a fair number of my posts on the subject!) so it wasn’t hard to bake him something he’d like. I wanted the…

Mother’s Day Tulip Cookie Pops

Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely mummy! My Cake Decorating magazine came a couple of weeks ago with a lovely tulip biscuit cutter and this nifty little cake / cookie pop ‘vase’. I waited patiently and knew mother’s day was the perfect opportunity to use them – not your usual bunch of flowers! After baking…

Christmas Candy Cane Peppermint Macarons

If you are one of those people who completely shuns Christmas until December, please, look away now. I shamelessly admit to loving Christmas and (almost) everything that comes with it. Yes, I confess, my tree went up last night a whole 5 days before the start of advent – shock horror! I’d originally planned these…

Flash Bang! Firework Pinwheel Cookie Pops

Happy bonfire night! Remember, remember the 5th of November… I’m happy to say we got the whole bonfire and fireworks thing out the way on Friday night, leaving me to enjoy a Monday evening curled up on the sofa, munching happily on these pretty cookie pops I made over the weekend. Originally I was going…