Birthday Cake

Hello,

So last week it was my birthday, and I had a lovely day and got given lots of lovely presents, but the one thing I was missing was a birthday cake …. I know, I didn’t get to blow out candles on a cake (but I did get taken to the HARDWICK with my family and got given a suprise pudding !).

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Im guessing because I’m the baker in the famiy they expected me to Bake my own birthday cake, but I didn’t until the week after my birthday…

The cake that I made was a three tiered chocolate cake :- The bottom layer – oreo, The middle layer – Chocolate chip and The top layer – Brownie and in-between the layers a butter icing with a chocolate ganache over the top layer, topped with oreos. This cake was calorie galore !

I must admit I did give most of it away to friends and family, but it still didn’t last long.

This was a fun and very delicious bake. IMG_9904

Orange Cake

Hello I know it’s been a while since I posted.  Life has been busy, as soon as my GcSE’s  were finished I managed to come down with a horrible bug that kept me in bed for nearly a week.  When I was better it was back to school and I had to catch up on my end of year exams and in-between there has been a bit of football support for Wales.  I don’t really like football but the atmosphere here in Wales has been amazing and everybody has become a football fan.  The good news is school now over until September and  hopefully that means I have more time to do some baking.

As part of my get better plan my mam has been feeding me fresh orange juice and so I thought I would sneak a few  of them to make an orange cake.

I made  up a simple sponge adding orange zest and then when the cake came out of the oven I painted an orange sugar glaze over the warm sponge.  The heat helped the cake to soak up the glaze which makes the cake very moist.  For the icing a made a simple cream cheese and icing sugar mixture with some fresh orange juice.

The cake is lovely  and there isn’t much left.

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.  IMG_0699