ORANGE POUND CAKE – PERFECT CAKE FOR EVERYTHING

Our lovely neighbours birthday is today, she is 82 years young and in this current situation her family isn’t able to come and celebrate with her.  So this morning we decorated her pergola with balloons and a happy birthday banner ready for her when she woke up. I asked her the other day what her…

CAKE FIXES EVERYTHING

Here are a few of my cakes I have made over the last year. Celebration cakes are so much fun to make, especially the kids ones.

A LITTLE BIT OF BAKING

May has been the month for birthdays, and it was Mother’s Day.  Who can’t resist a little cake or biscuit to give to mum with her cuppa in the afternoon, spoil her a little I relish the quiet time I have in the kitchen when the boys aren’t home.  I don’t tend to have anything…

GINGER FLUFF SPONGE

There is something comforting and feels like home when you eat a sponge.  Our neighbour makes the best sponges with passionfruit icing – would make the CWA proud. This was my first attempt at a sponge, don’t ask me why I have never made one before but why would I try when my mum and…

UNICORN CUPCAKES

Every year I look forward to making my nieces birthday cakes.  This year my 4 year old niece asked if I could make her unicorn cupcakes and I loved the idea. Cake decorating is a great creative outlet for me.  I find it relaxing and I am able to express my ideas through baking.  I…

TANGELO AND LEMON THYME POUND CAKE

Pound cakes are a great vehicle for flavour.  You can pimp this recipe to whatever your favourite is.  I have used tangelos in this recipe as they are currently in season, but you can use lemons, orange, lime, coconut, honey – whatever takes your fancy. 250g room temperature butter 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 4…