Monday, September 28, 2009

Cupcakes over the pond

Just a quick note to say my cousin sent me a link to an article about a cupcake shop in Ottawa called Isobel's Cupcakes and Cookies. Check out the amazing frosting!! The article also gives a frosting recipe which I shall have to try.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cake, cake, more cake and a castle

Some photos of recent cake experiments including the pink castle cake for my birthday.

Hoxton, Cake and Dogs

Last night I went to the Queen of Hoxton bar for a vintage and craft fair with my good friend Amity. I of course brought cakes as a gift. So here we are posing with the cupcakes. They are mint choc with double choc frosting. I have done this flavour a cake a few times and it is a favourite of mine and many of my friends. I am still having problems with the cake sinking. It doesn't make any difference to the cake itself only they don't look as nice. I have been told that the cake sinks because they have not been cooked long enough but I do not think this right. I have tried to cook them longer but the top burns. Hmmmm it's a real mystery and I will find the answer even if I have bake a thousand cakes.

Continuing on my quest of mighty fine cakes and tips for my own, I went to the Chiswick House Dog Show. Stay with me, all a bit random but I thought this might be the place to find cake stalls and I was right. Outsider Tart there showing their amazing cookies and brownies. Not strictly cakes I know but I feel all baking goods should be explored. It would be rude to exclude such amazing brownies. I sampled their Blondie brownie and it was heaven. I have had been very lucky to have eaten many of their brownies in the last few weeks. They are very rich and a major sugar rush. I have to say I do prefer my brownies a little more chewie.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Oh The Lovely Cupcake

The wonderful cupcake has been a mystery to me for many years. I hold these delicious cakes in such wonder and awe that I have decided to master the art of the cupcake. Join me in my adventure to create not only tasty delights but beautiful cakes.