dragon cake

Dragon Cake

I took a cake to my mum last weekend, as it was her birthday. Last year, I made her one with a Welsh dragon on to celebrate her heritage, and this year I decided to stick with the same theme. My mother has liked dragons for as long as I can remember. She has 100s…

Städter Rodonkuchen

Review: Städter Rodonkuchen

The lovely folks at meincupcake.de got in touch a little while ago, and asked if I would like to take a look at some of their products.  I have ordered from them in the past, so of course I said yes. Straight out of the box, the Städter Rodonkuchen pan appears nice and heavy. I…

Strawberry Milkshake Skull Cake

Strawberry Milkshake Skull Cake

My sister, like me, likes things a little on the macabre side. Last year I made her a Nightmare Before Christmas birthday cake. This year, I wanted something that reflected the macabre on the outside, but my sister is also a little girly sometimes – more so than me, that’s for sure – so I…

christmas tree cake pops

Christmas Tree Cake Pops

The third item in my 2014 goodie box is some Christmas Tree Cake Pops. Cake pops have become increasingly popular in recent years. I first came across them on a site by Bakerella, and she really was to go-to place for information and inspiration when I first started making cake pops. There are two main…

Dairy-free Chocolate Layer Cake

It was my mum’s birthday recently and she has a lactose intolerance. She loves her cake, and prior to her allergies, a lover of chocolate. I wanted to make her a cake, and it had to be chocolate. An American friend of mine passed me a recipe that used oil as the fat, and had…

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layer Cake

As I have done in previous years, I went to visit family and of course took dessert. As it was Easter, a chocolate themed cake seemed appropriate, but I wanted to add peanut butter into the mix. One, because I love peanut butter, but also because I think of the many various flavour combinations out…