Showing posts from September, 2013

Lemon and Poppyseed Bundt

Like the Pistachio and Lime cake a few months ago, this is a cake where there's not much to say. I made it for Mike's Mum's birthday last month. It just seemed to fit the bill for a summer birthday - light, moist and fluffy with a bit of zing and a splash of bright white icing. It is a Dolly Bakes recipe that I first made last year when I used oranges aswell. This year I stuck to the original - straight up Lemon Drizzle. 

I was mildly horrified when I took it out of the tin as I thought it looked burnt but I assure you there was not a hard crust in sight, the whole cake was wonderfully soft and bouncy!

 For anyone that hasn't made a bundt before, I implore you to try - this is a great one to start with but Dolly Bakes has a whole host of beautiful bundts to tempt you. I was convinced mine would sink, stick and/or burn but I trusted the recipe and was so pleased with the results. I think bundts are great 'occasion' cakes as they don't have to be faffy a…

30th birthday party baking

This year so far has been full of hen do's, weddings and big birthdays and another one of these was my cousin's 30th birthday in July. Initially I was disappointed as her party was to be on the same day as one of my friend's weddings, so I thought I wasn't going to be able to bake anything for her. But then she announced she was having a 'dessert table' and I realised I could probably squeeze in a batch of cupcakes or two, so I was in! Unfortunately I only managed a few quick snaps of these cupcakes, due to reasons that will become apparent as you read on!

Her only request for the cupcakes was raspberries and milk chocolate, but other than that I was free to decide. For that flavour request, I immediately remembered these Chocolate ganache raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes from Cupcake Crazy Gem's blog and thought I'd make them, but as the day grew closer and I realised how much I had to go, I ended up just making my standard chocolate cupcakes and ju…