Easter cake with coffee buttercream frosting

1Ok well I set out to make an Easter themed, pink and green checkerboard cake, with vanilla buttercream frosting. Lets ignore the fact that this cake is neither:

  • Checkerboard
  • Pink and green
  • Coated in vanilla buttercream icing

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My total failure of an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This was such a failure, I didn’t plan on posting about it. But then I thought, this is a blog of my baking adventures, not every attempt is going to be a success. This was one of those times.

I came across this gif while browsing 9Gag, and watched it in awe about 10 times straight. Could anything be more simple, yet effective, than a bunch of sandwich ice cream bars stacked on top of each other? My brothers love those ice cream bars so I thought this would be a really simple, quick, 10 minute job to make a pretty cool cake they would like. So where did I go wrong? Pretty much every step of the way! Continue reading

Molten Chocolate Fondant (Lava cake)

I would have posted this earlier, but I was too preoccupied with becoming a Pokemon Master. For you lucky ones who somehow avoided Google’s April Fools Pokemon Challenge, Google planted Pokemon all over the world on Google Maps, leaving everyone with … Continue reading

Cheesecake for Mother’s Day!


I just find the concept of Mother’s Day extremely commercial and superficial. I was in a skincare shop the other day, which specialises in products for problem / acne skin, and they had a big display urging you to ‘Treat your mum this Mothers Day’ – with a basket of skincare products. Because nothing says I love you more than a basket of acne treatments. Continue reading

Some more old stuff

So I shunned human interaction last night in favour of attempting to bake an unusual cake, but I’ll post about that later as it still needs to be decorated (and I’m currently laying in bed ignoring the voice in my head telling me to get up and make the trip to the shops). So for now just a few more things I made last year, last ones I promise!

ffRainbow cake! This actually turned out a lot better than I expected. I used a recipe for a white sponge, split the mixture into 6 and added a different colouring to each one. The hardest part was choosing which order to arrange the rainbow in!

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Some old stuff

Before I start I just want to apologise for the poor quality of the photos coming! Last year I was living in university halls, which meant it was always easy to find a group of people to come eat my cakes, often before I had time to get a good photo of it! I never thought I’d be posting them on a blog so most the photos are quick snaps on my phone before I allowed my friends come and destroy the cakes, but in future I’ll take better pictures! Also when I bake next time I’ll try add photos of each step and of course post the recipe! But the pictures below are from months back so unfortunately I don’t remember them all. Anyway I hope to bake my first thing tomorrow morning so check back over the weekend for that!

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