Here at JuliaPalooza, it's any excuse to bake and what better reason than for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2018. For various reasons our workplace had to hold our coffee morning last week and I'm thrilled to say we raised £216.91! Read on for #bakeporn (and bonus background #bookporn!) For the coffee morning this year,… Continue reading Macmillan World’s Biggest #CoffeeMorning @macmillancoffee @macmillancancer #Cakes #Bakes #Cupcakes
Booo! Back to work today. Fortunately our Easter weekend was filled with these sweet treats 🙂 (And some reading!) Nom nom nom!
#It's beginning to look a lot like...# the homebake stall at the Christmas Fair! Chocolate cupcakes with piped plain buttercream and edible decorations Click or swipe an image to open the gallery:
One of my favourite things to bake is cupcakes: a) they (are supposed to) taste great, b) they're relatively easy to make, and c) they're fun to decorate. These are some of my favourites:
This year we made £145 for Comic Relief...and I came second. Again. Actually, this was quite an achievement since this year's entry looked like a dalek had humped a jellyfish and made a baby... (Triple layer Victoria sponge with whipped cream, raspberry jam and white icing...and some terrible piping)
We raised £133 and I came second 🙂 Whoop! Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and chocolate decorations and with chocolate icing and heart sprinkles:
I finally completed my friend's birthday cakes: two triple-layer chocolate sponges with ganache and cream and strawberries or chocolate sweets. I have also made an iced cream- and jam-filled Victoria Sponge, decorated with strawberries and moulded white chocolate : And a white chocolate ganache sponge:
A friend asked me to make some very special birthday cakes, which I was happy to do but I was a little apprehensive as I'd only ever really baked for myself and family before. We agreed that the cakes would be triple-layer chocolate sponges, filled with both milk and white chocolate ganache and whipped cream… Continue reading Practice milk and white chocolate ganache birthday cake