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March 7, 2012
by Anke
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Cakepops – Bite sized works of art

Now, cakepops are the latest trend in cakey-ness, so that is what I made for my son to take to school with him. I love how small they are. Enough to be special, and way not enough to spoil an appetite.

Spent some time behind the moon recently and don’t know what cakepops are? Cakepops are cake popsicles, bite size morsels of cake, on a lollipop stick and beautifully decorated of course….. Continue reading

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March 5, 2012
by Anke
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Making a Lego birthday cake

A Lego party requires a Lego cakeFor inspiration I looked around the net, but the amazing examples I found did little but deflate my enthusiasm given my cake making skills. Betty Crocker to the rescue!!! A page with step by step Lego cake instructions was the answer to my dilemma……. Continue reading

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February 19, 2012
by Anke
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Spelt Lemon Drizzle Cake

When we were last in the UK my mother in law, B, made a cake I really liked. A Lemon Drizzle Cake, lovely and moist with just the right amount of lemoniness. It’s the type of cake that is nothing special to look at, it’s all in the texture and flavour.

The trip was in late 2010 and I’ve only now got my hand on the recipe. This turned out to be fortuitous because last night Jamie Oliver tweeted his Nan’s Lemon Drizzle Cake and it gave me a great opportunity to compare recipes. Continue reading

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February 1, 2012
by Anke
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Victoria Sponge with Strawberries & Cream

A sponge cake with strawberries and cream. Easy!

Or not. I’ve never made a sponge before and I have heard that there is a bit of a knack to it, which is probably the reason why it is still a constant contestant at fairs and fetes everywhere. Continue reading