Funny shaped cakes!
As silicone bakeware is all the rage at the moment, I decided to invest in these silicone cupcake molds. They come in all different colours, shapes and sizes and are very easy to find.
I haven’t used them many times but when I have they’ve been great! The mixture goes in easily, and the cakes cook evenly in the molds. When the cakes have finished baking, they pop out of the molds straight away in a lovely shape!
The molds also save you from accidentally eating the paper (oops!) that cupcakes are usually baked in.
The only downside to these is that bits of cake can sometimes stick in the grooves of the molds and refuse to come out when they are being washed!
Apart from that, I definitely recommend that you go out and treat yourself to some.
With only two days to go until the wedding of the year, most of the British public are sorting out any last-minute preparations for the parties they are holding!
My housemates and myself are holding a big BBQ and party after the wedding and everything is union jack or Kate and William themed! So naturally I have to bake cupcakes in matching cases!
With many different varieties of union jack cupcake cases available, you’ll be sure to find some pretty little cases that will look stunning with your union jack decor!
Is it a bakery? No, it’s a cupcakery!
Not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m from the wonderful Manchester! Manchester is quite an individual quirky city that has all sorts of shops, a lot are similar to those found in places such as Covent Garden. There are a number of cute, little cafes dotted around the city but this one is one of my favourites. Sweet Tooth is based in the heart of Manchester and is known for selling cupcakes! Yes, this is a cafe dedicated to selling cupcakes, milkshakes, tea, coffee and old-fashioned juices.
Dita Von Teese & Jonny Cash cupcakes
So, whilst shopping around the city, me and my bestie decided to take a break and have a cupcake! The cakes are named after celebrities, and they are the most delicious looking and tasting cakes ever.
I had the Jonny Cash cake which was chocolate flavour with an Oreo base, Oreo flavour ganache topped off with an Oreo. Elicia had the Dita Von Teese cake which was a little less sickly, being raspberry and vanilla flavour, topped off with vanilla cream cheese and a raspberry. At £2.15 each they are definitely worth a taste!
Yesterday was my good friend, Chris’ twenty first birthday! As a surprise me and my housemates decided to bake him a birthday cake after our disastrous attempt last year (I say our, the cake was fine until they got involved!) Last year’s cake was inedible after using a whole bottle of pink icing colour in hope the icing would turn red, and poor Chris pretended to like it.
Fancy a slice? Hmmm, thought not!
This year’s cake looked a lot better and tasted a lot better. Here is a recipe of how to make a simple victoria sponge filled with jam, and topped with icing. Enjoy!
Give it a try!
Now, I’m aware that what you’re about to see looks anything but appetising, but please take my word when I say this is one of the most delicious cakes I have tasted in my life! (And I eat a lot of cakes!)
Let me introduce you to the Princess Cake!
Prinsesstårta (Princess Cake)
This funny looking fancy is sold in Swedish store Ikea. I come across it about two years ago whilst having dinner in the Ikea Cafe and after being drawn to the name of it I just had to try one. I was very weary of it first of all, but much to my surprise it tasted the opposite of what I expected! The centre is filled with sponge, jam and cream, and the cake itself is topped with a mild tasting marzipan.
You can buy the cakes in boxes of four to take home with you and you can also buy them from the in-store cafe.