Saturday, 14 April 2012

My First Official WEDDING CAKE !!!

So before you start thinking that I have done some amazing Martha Stewart wedding cake, let me lower your expectations, I haven't.  But I must confess I did get the inspiration from her to use white flowers with a touch of colour.

It was a small cake for my housemate’s sister who was getting married at the Registrar office before her big wedding in Spain the following week. I was so privileged to have been asked to make this cake for her. The first time she had tasted my version of the Hummingbird cake was when I had made it for her sister/ my housemate’s birthday (KG). She fell in love with it and asked if I could make it for her birthday.

On the day she looked gorgeous and she had no idea that she was getting a cake. She thought I was just being my usual self which is I am constantly baking everytime she visits.

They loved the cake and she wished I was making her official wedding cake in SPAIN. Everyone loved the cake and all their diets were thrown out the window. Before the cake was all eaten my housemate managed to take a picture of the cake.

I was so proud and excited that I had made something to beautiful and that it was loved.
There is still hope for me yet.
I love pretty things and this is my best cake yet. 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

White Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

I was extremely excited about trying this new recipe and what better combination that strawberries and white chocolate.
But I was highly disappointed when the cake came out. I made cupcakes because they would be easier to dispose of when I took them to work.
The recipe was good and easy to follow. My disappointment was the white chocolate. There was not even a hint of white chocolate flavouring and it just added to the sweetness.  And note to self never put fresh strawberries on cream the night before because the morning they will have wilted.
I’m hoping that someone else will give this recipe a try and let me know how yours turns out
I have to admit that the cupcake looked gorgeous and decadent despite the disappointing taste.