Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mass Production

Over the next month leading up to Christmas I'm the busiest baker I've ever been. I guess that's because cakes make such great gifts - relatively short lived but immediately enjoyable. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Three-Tiered Wedding Cake

I made my first ever wedding cake this morning. It's the same recipe as my Marie Antoinette cake from a while back - three layers of lemon and raspberry cake coated with rose water icing and decorated with fresh berries, gold balls and pink sugar. I don't think I would've even attempted a traditional wedding cake with that plasticky thick white icing, so luckily this one is for a small, informal wedding at an art gallery. 
Congratulations Sarah! x

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I love Sabato

Josh from Sabato was kind enough to offer me some beautiful Valrhona chocolate products to try in my cakes. I'm going to become a wholesale member so that I can use as many Sabato ingredients as possible - after all, my motto has always been quality ingredients lead to quality cakes.
Thanks Sabato!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Strawberry and Orange Cake with Meringue Icing




I like to keep my ingredients seasonal so that my cakes are as tasty as they can be. Right now strawberries are at their peak - red, sweet and juicy, so what could be better than a cake full of them? I also added some fresh vanilla bean seeds and some orange zest to the mixture. The result is a moist and light cake with a very fruity character.

I made 2 this morning so there is one going spare if anyone would like to order it!

Ingredients:

Butter
Sugar
Organic eggs
Vanilla seeds
Flour
Orange zest
Orange juice
Strawberries

Icing:

Egg whites
sugar
Cream of tartar 




Wednesday, November 3, 2010

UPCOMING CAKE OF THE WEEK

Today is my last ever exam, so tomorrow I'll be right back into the swing of being The Caker. Since the early Summer months have brought with them sweet strawberries, I have decided to make a seasonal strawberry cake with a hint of orange blossom water and fluffy meringue icing. 
Photos and ingredients will be posted tomorrow, but email me with your orders if you like the sound of this cake. It will be a winner.