Cupcake and Cake Gallery III

A slideshow of my cakes and cupcakes. Enjoy!

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January 20, 2013. Tags: , . Baked Goods, Birthdays, British, Cakes, Cupcakes, Desserts. 2 comments.

Minecraft Cake #2: The Creeper (for the 12-year-old’s birthday)

If you asked me 12 years ago, when child #1 was born, if I’d find myself baking a cake sinisterly named The Creeper, my response would have been ‘huh?!’ followed by ‘heck no.’ But with two boys mad on Minecraft in the house, this day was inevitable. Well, here it is, in all its neon green glory – attempt #2 at a Minecraft cake: Introducing The Creeper!   (more…)

May 1, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Baked Goods, Birthdays, Cakes, Kids. 9 comments.

Crafting the Minecraft Cake

Why pick between cake, marshmallow, and fluffy buttercream, when you can have all three?

Till the boys were about 8, I had baked them cakes covered in frosting and fondant, and moulded into a myriad of objects and animals. Ducks, dinosaurs, trains, sports cars, monsters, a camping tent, ladybird (ladybug), even an entire multi-storey car park, you name it. They were no mean feats, either. Several took up to 6 hours of careful laboring, completely disproportionate to the velocity with which they’d end up in teeny tums.

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February 6, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Baked Goods, Birthdays, Cakes, Kids Cuisine. 9 comments.

Cupcake Day!

Cupcake days come around every fortnight at my children’s school – it’s a tasty fundraiser and there is no dreamier sight than all the cupcakes laid out in their kaleidoscopic glory in the designated room at school, no speedier fall from grace once the marauding masses are marched in.

While the kids have plenty to look forward to, it can be a bit of a challenge for a working parent to rush home, put the dinner on, dig out mouldy bits of snacks from backpacks and then find, shock and horror, that the school calendar dictates that 24 little decorated gateaux are due at the school by 9am the next day!

Luckily, some of this stress can be relieved with a bit of help from Hines or Crocker, and your young elves who would be happy to delay bedtime if an army of cupcakes awaits their decorating orders.

Here are the products of our most recent cake-in-cup adventure 😀

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April 2, 2008. Tags: , . Baked Goods, Birthdays, Cakes, Cupcakes, Kids Cuisine. 2 comments.