Cakes and birthdays

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baking, birthday, cakes, frosting

I fell off the blogging wagon about ten weeks ago and realise it is a bit like falling off a gym or diet regime. So without further ado these are a few of the cakes I have made in that time.

The Vegas theme was requested for a 30 year old's birthday. It really was great fun to do and with so many moulds around it was easy to get a good look.

The music themed cake was created at such short notice I am amazed it turned out so well. Fondant covered kit-kats for the piano keys and a spaghetti maker to roll the black fondant evenly and voilà. I normally use fondant instead of Swiss buttercream for top layer but was happy with the finished effect given it was my first time.

Final one for this blog- THE best chocolate cake EVER- according to my expert tasters, my daughters. The double chocolate cake recipe is from Miette, named after the San Francisco bakery,

Any questions on any of the above I'd be happy to answer.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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