home made cakes for special days and elevenses

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Spiced cake recipes for chilly days

At this time of year, when the weather turns cold, I like to bake cakes with a bit of spice to warm us up. This ginger tray bake with cream cheese frosting has pieces of crystallised ginger throughout, to add a bit of texture and extra flavour. The spiced apple cupcakes are lovely and moist and were a big hit with my children, especially when still warm from the oven, before I could even decorate them.  

I developed both recipes for the Good Food Channel website, where they can be found in full.


 Photography by Sharron Gibson, The Image Garden

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Corporate Logos on a Biscuit

I made these branded vanilla cookies last week for a lovely lady who is launching her new business. Unlike cupcakes these are sturdy enough to post, allowing her to reach more potential customers than hand delivered cupcakes would. I love the colours on the new logo, and we used ribbon on the boxes to match the grey and pink in the logo. I'm really pleased with these and looking forward to trying them out with some other logos over the Christmas period.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Curly Wurly Cupcakes

I have written some new recipes for the Good Food Channel website. The first recipe I'd like to share with you is for these Curly Wurly cupcakes. Chocolate and vanilla marble cake is very popular in my house, but I have adapted it here to give the cupcakes a bit more of a toffee flavour. I also melted down some Curly Wurly and added cream and a little sugar to make a yummy toffee sauce, which I added to my buttercream, saving some to drizzle on top as well.

Please visit the Good Food Channel website to see the recipe in full.

Photographs by Sharron Gibson,  The Image Garden