More cake

The last few months have had a real cake focus to them! I’m in a cake club at work. The rules are simple – each week somebody bakes a cake. They are marked on taste, texture, appearance and creativity. If you’re not prepared to bake one week, you don’t get to eat any cake. The…

Cake

Cake! Over the last few months I’ve made a few exciting cakes. First from the Clandestine Bakery book a giant fondant fancy. This was an awesome lemon cake, with an entire jar of lemon curd in it! It also survived the 2 hour car journey which is now one of my new measures of a…

It’s late!

The other day, when I told my Dad that I was starting to make christmas cake, he replied with an astonished (but teasing) ‘That’s a bit late!’ It’s the 29th October today and he’s right – I’m off schedule this year. I’ve been making christmas cakes for the last 4 years, a new tradition in…

Jam!

It’s midday on a Sunday and I’ve just finished making jam. Sure last Sunday at this time I’d nearly finished a 25mile cycle round some lovely country roads near Brighton through a Cycletta organised ride, but nonetheless jam by 12 feels very productive! It’s also my first ever solo attempt at making jam. I have…

Tim’s bake off

Here’s a ‘made by Tim, supervised by Siona’ Tim made this pie for a bake off in his office and actually make it himself this year! The recipe was taken from BBCGoodFood website (my source for all recipes): Chicken and Stuffing Picnic Pie Just one slice was saved for me but it was delicious!

Goodbye!

This is for a colleague leaving a few years ago. The chocolate base is just Victoria sponge, incl cocoa. I made a chocolate buttercream icing then decorated with marshmallows. Needless to say end result went down very well and colleague was very pleased!