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Zombie Graveyard cake

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I had just been considering delaying this post until next Halloween and breaking my golden rule of posting things in the order that they are baked, just because it seemed so ridiculously out of season. But then I saw that the Alphabakes February letter was Z and I thought YES!!!! (and therefore on the same lines, if anyone wants to do a Christmas themed baking challenge in springtime that would be really helpful thanks...)


So this is my Zombie Graveyard cake, which I made for the Runcorn and Widnes Clandestine Cake Club way back on Halloween.

I'd seen this cake on Butter Hearts Sugar back in 2012 but had already got all my Halloween baking planned out that year, so it sprung straight to mind this time around. I'd also wanted to try my hand at some more fondant decorations, because it is something I am notoriously rubbish with.

It takes a bit of planning, you definitely need a full day or two evenings for this. You need to make a white cake in advance to cut zombie bones out o…

Gargantuan Rice Krispie Treats Layer Cake

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This was the 'cake' I made for Mike's sister's birthday back in October 2013. Since I'd seen the recipe on the Pink Whisk earlier in the year, I had it in mind that it would be perfect for Louise. It was ridiculously over the top - it wasn't even a milestone birthday - but I thought that would just add to the appeal! Also, I'd been after an excuse to use the topsy turvy cake tins from Lakeland for a good while and this seemed like a good one for them.

True to the Pink Whisk awesomeness, Ruth had provided a handy chart of various quantities depending on the size/shape of tin you were using, which was such a massive help. I am really rubbish when it comes to adapting quantities to tin sizes! However it was at this point I think I realised just how big this cake was going to be. Two massive boxes of Rice Krispies were required! Really the scale of the thing should have been obvious when the recipe had suggested using giant plastic boxes to mix it all in...

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Gateaux du Kim: Pistachio ice cream and macarons

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Hello, I'm back! I didn't really mean to not blog for so long, but Mike and I are now the proud owners of our very own house, so things have been a bit busy for the past few months. So as usual, I'll be posting about things I've baked woefully late which will mean I won't be able to remember anything I wanted to say about them... but here we go...

Back in October I proudly, and somewhat premature, announced that I was going to try out some French inspired recipes after being inspired by my holiday. It started off well, with pistachio ice cream and macarons, but I didn't even get any decent pictures of them and haven't done any Franco-baking since!

But anyway, let's celebrate what I did make...

Firstly, the pistachio ice cream. I don't know why but I've suddenly become obsessed with pistachios and while on holiday I would happily bypass all manner of amazing sounding ice cream flavours for plain old pistachio. I had been made up to receive an ice…