Monday, 20 December 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Christmas and New Year Holidays

Its Chritmas time! So as you will all be super busy getting ready to go away, or cook big meals, or finish that work project, or do that essay, I thought I would just post some pictures of the cakes I've made for love.

 And my parting thoughts till 2011 - I hope you have loved and been loved, had happy times to remember fondly, look back with a sense of achievement and satisfaction, enjoyed your birthdays and anniversaries and I wish you lots of joy filled celebrations next year. xx Janet

Monday, 13 December 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Christmas Cakes

As we dig ourselves out of the snow and move steadily towards Christmas week I know the only sensible topic for the blog is Christmas Cakes.
For adult prechristmas parties designer cupcakes are definitely the right choice:not too big or small, can be eaten without a fork and plate, look divine and can match your theme or colour scheme, and yes they can be laced with alcohol if ordered from a specialist baker.

 These pretty things are actually a traditional vanilla cupcake- but the brief was for winter wonderland - so I used ice blue vanilla buttercream and a blue and white fondant topper with a royal icing snowlfake designs. The delight was in the 4 different textures - featherlight sponge, rich melting buttercream, soft and creamy fondant and a crack from the royal icing snowflake - beautiful
For children a smaller size fun cupcake is needed - these are the snowmen I made for the Kings Hill School Christmas Fete last weekend - Yes the snowman's head is all fondant -so they really pack a sugar hit- but kids need a bit of extra energy to sustain them till the end of term.
If you need any cakes for your Christmas Parties be sure to order by Friday 17th December - last cakes will be baked on Thursday 23rd for collection that day so phone 01732 843518 or text 07714 286911 or email

best wishes, Janet

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Once Bitten Forever Smitten - Let it Snow

This week has been a wonderful white out - ok I know very frustrating if you had to do something but we passed on our booze cruise to France and I iced our Christmas Cake instead.
 So if you would like a special Cake for a Christmas Birthday let me know as soon as possible (I have  several family birthdays to bake for so I need to get organised) text 07714286911 phone 01732843518 or

Kings Hill School Christmas Fete has been postponed due to the snow and will now be on Saturday 11th December 11 - 2pm - come along for Christmas fun and cake, 
best wishes, Janet