Sunday, 25 March 2012

Birthday Cake and a Raspberry Party Tip

I had some lovely birthday drinks this weekend with lots of friends over to share cake with and make cocktails for (my Rhubarb G&T needs a tweak but it's going to be good!). I also tried out this cute idea from Cup of Jo - ice cubes with raspberries - they looked great all piled up in a tall glass.

Du Pain et des Idées



I was passing through Paris again a couple of weeks ago and had just enough time to pop into Du Pain et des Idées and stock up on some exciting and amazing smelling breads - orange water flavoured brioche and pain des amis - massive loaves of flat bread with a really tasty crust. It was such a treat to take a big bag of still warm breads home on the Eurostar. Here are a few pics that I managed to snap - I definitely recommend paying this place a visit if you're lucky enough to be in Paris this spring! It's also inspired me to find the  brioche tin that's been hanging out at the back of my baking cupboard for a while.

 
 
 
 

Monday, 19 March 2012

A Vintage Red London Wedding & Some Very Tall Chocolate Cake

I was so proud to make the cakes for our friends Jon & Kate's beautiful London wedding. The centre piece was a very tall six layer chocolate Guinness cake with alternating chocolate fudge and salted caramel buttercream icing. I love how raspberries look with chocolate and the red cake bunting was inspired by Coco Cupcake. There was also a colourful selection of cute mini fruit tarts filled with custard, blackberries, raspberries and pomegranate, mini Victoria sponge cakes and mini cupcakes in rhubarb and rose, choc raspberry, salted caramel and lemon with a lemon curd filling.

Kate looked amazing in her beaded cream dress and red lipstick and there were flashes of red in lots of the detail. The cake pops followed suit and wore red lips too!

 
 
 
 

 

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Addicted to Pops: Red Lipstick Cake Pops

These red lipped beauties remind me of that classic 80s Robert Palmer video for Addicted to Love - very appropriate as they formed part of a dessert table for a gorgeous London wedding last weekend - more on that to follow...



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