Live and Learn

After writing off yesterday’s Simnel cake as a write off suitable for family consumption only, I cut all the outside, sticky, toffee/marzipan edge off and  found that it was really lovely in the middle. Oh well, new one’s in the oven with a 10″ circle of marzipan in the middle instead of 12″ in the […]

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A Hard Day’s Bake

Well, last cakes just about ready to come out of the oven and it’s 10 to 10. I’m baking for a 4 tier wedding cake; the bottom layer a Simnel cake (instead of the traditional fruit cake as this was a short notice order with no time for maturing!), next chocolate, then carrot and then […]

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End of the week

Well, it’s been a busy week with only one cake left for pick up, a Christening cake for tomorrow. It was fun doing the Hetty cake this week. I’d already done a Henry cake for my lovely friend Dot so this  one was a bit easier as most of the working out how to do […]

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That Monday Feeling

Although I love my job, I still suffer from that hard to get going feeling on a Monday morning. This week was especially bad after having had 3 days off with going to Cake International on Friday. Amazing work to gawp at there. I’m psyching myself up to entering myself in November. We’ll see.   […]

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My New Blog

Having realised that many of the cakes I do require a bit of background information to make sense, (this week’s wedding cake featuring a pair of trumpets being a case in point) I’ve decided to start keeping a blog so that if you’re interested, you can see what I’m up to and why. Also thought […]

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