Monday, 26 July 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Perfect Buttercream

I am often asked how do I make perfect buttercream - well its partly about ingredients and its partly technique - before I give you a few professional tips here are some really mouthwatering pictures of Buttercream Cupcakes

You can see more cakes on the website and you can email me with any cake queries you might have.

Perfect Butteream needs soft unsalted butter- I like Lurpak as it has a finer flavour but President is also good - beat until it is aerated and whiter than when you started, its best to use an electric mixer for this. When you add the icing sugar make sure it is very dry and you have sifted out any lumps - I like to stir  mine in first- as it saves covering the kitchen in icing sugar -  then beat it for a good 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Beat in vanilla to taste and hey presto you will have perfect buttercream ready for filling or icing a cake.
In the winter months when its colder you can add a tablespoon of milk per 100g of butter to loosen the mixture so it spreads or pipes more easily.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - School's Out

Ideal for an end of term football party here is a very realistic Football cake. What boy would not love to tuck into this with his footy mad friends or maybe a novelty cake like this would be the ideal gift for that 'hard to give to' Uncle, Nephew, Boss.

Wondering what was the favourite flavour at the Cake Tasting Day? Here is picture taken on the day by Samantha Jones professional photographer

 and check out the website blog for full details of what happened.  And you can order cakes there too!
best wishes

Monday, 12 July 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Cake Tasting Day

Have you ever wondered what courgette cake is like? Have you had a cream cone cake? And what is all the fuss the Americans make about Red Velvet? Come along to the cake tasting day this Friday 16th July between 10 and 2.30 to find out the answers for yourself.
In the interests of market research I will ask you to eat some cake, let some buttery frosting melt in your mouth and try to eat a unique range of English Garden Chocolates slowly enough to give me some feedback!
Let me know if you are coming

What do you think of these raspberry cone cakes? Add your comments below, they are a large cupcake sponge baked in a wafer cone, topped with raspberry conserve and vanilla buttercream, yum yum

In twitter word Wednesday is all about Weddings, so what do you think of these individual cakes as favours for wedding guests

This week I will be adding new pictures every day to tempt you to come along to Friday's tasting.
Best wishes, Janet

Monday, 5 July 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Website is Live!

the website is live so instead of reading the blog today take a look at the new site - I need lots of feedback   

ps its not just wedding cakes but that's the domain name for now