Category Archives: Cake

Gingerbread House

Well, we missed Christmas but managed to build a house for NYE, at least: …complete with a Santa Jellybaby by the chimney! The gingerbread recipe used was this one, although we didn’t follow the pattern provided.  The gingerbread tasted a … Continue reading

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Ten-pin cake

I was given a hemisphere cake tin for Christmas.  The cake comes out well ~50% of the time…. unfortunately you need two hemispheres to make a bowling ball. It almost worked.  At least the chocolate brownies behaved!  They are surprisingly … Continue reading

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Black-forest trifle – dairy *and* gluten free!

I challenged myself this weekend to make an interesting dessert when having a friend around for lunch who is intolerant of both dairy and gluten… It came out surprisingly well!  Sadly I forgot to take a photo, but hey. Three … Continue reading

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Friendly lions! (Spare orange icing….)

I may have slightly overestimated the amount of icing needed for the mane of the lion cake a few days ago. This left me with icing to use up in various shades of orange.  I also found some chocolate buttons … Continue reading

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Lion

I haven’t posted for a while – the effect of PhD thesis submission being due in under four weeks, I fear…. It was the birthday of a friend of mine today, so I made a lion lemon cake.  Lions, and … Continue reading

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Pigs in Mud!

Having seen a pig-in-mud cake on Facebook, amongst other places, I decided I should try my hand at something similar for some birthdays! Not sure whether I prefer chocolate fingers or flakes for the fence… Pigs! In mud!

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Chocolate Brownies….

Not my own recipe, but a slightly adapted version of this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/triplechocolatebrown_7685 I swapped the pecans for walnuts and added more flour. Then I made a surf-[e]-it of brownies.  Pun entirely intended, but not my fault. For a friend who’s … Continue reading

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