Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sheepish cakes

Some sheepish pics of the Shaun the Sheep inspired birthday cake and cake pops that I made for Jack - our gorgeous 3 year old nephew this summer - happy birthday Jack!

Pie & buildings in the sky

I've just got back from a trip to Chicago to see the amazing skysrapers and check out the equally amazing food there so I thought I'd share one of my favourite stops offs - this is not my Banana Cream Pie but Hoosier Mama's. The Hoosier Mama Pie Company is a cute local pie shop in the Ukrainian Village area of Chicago that makes proper old fashioned Tom & Jerry american style pies in all sorts of flavours. Here are some pics from the shop...

The spoils... Cherry, Banana Cream and Apple.

And two of my favourite buildings - Marina City and the new Trump Tower.

Now I need to try a recipe in the Rhubarb & Rose kitchen - I have my eye on this gorgeous looking recipe for strawberry & rhubarb recipe from Smitten Kitchen.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Mermaids & Pirates Ahoy!

This week I made lots of lovely mermaid and pirate themed cakes and cake pops for 6 year old Lily's birthday party (happy birthday Lily!). The big cake had three layers of vibrant sea coloured vanilla sponge inside, the cupcakes were chocolate with coordinating decoration (both topped with blue or 'skull and crossbones' flags) and the mermaid and pirate themed cake pops were hand painted with a red velvet centre. Thanks to Lily's mum Judith for the last two great pics. 

Friday, 2 September 2011

Retro Czech Packaging

One of my favourite things to do in other countries is to check out their supermarkets! These baking supplies are from my mother in law's kitchen in their Czech summer house. I love how everything seems to come in little cake sized sachets over there - from vanilla sugar to baking powder to poppy seeds.


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