A simply scrummy icing….

I have been rather quiet on the blogging front. No posts and reading of all the lovely blogs I follow. I am stateside now for a short while and hope to put that to rights. A dear friend had a significant birthday just before I left Guernsey and while I had no hesitation in deciding…

Naked celebration cake

I have been pinning these fashionable cakes for a little while now, and a friend's birthday this week gave me the opportunity to give one a try. There seem to be huge variations on what can be classed as 'naked'- some are distinctinctly rustic while others are are smoothly finished. The essence is that they…

Very special chocolate cake filling

This cake is not for calorie counters, but if you want a party cake to go a long way, this is the one for you. If you have a favourite chocolate cake, then make that. The main point of this post is to give a 'shout out' for Heater Baird of Sprinklebakes. I pinned her…

Overindulgence with royal icing?

By the time I had finished with this plastic cake topper candelabra I felt sleeping beauty should should be fighting her way out of the ivy leaf icing! I bought this cute candle holders from Lakeland but gave it a personal festive touch with the green leaves and red berries. If you follow my blog…

Sculpted cakes

I have made a couple of sculpted cakes as a gift to friends, but this was my first car. I decided to add the traffic cones after I thought it sloped to one side- My excuse was a flat tyre! Great cake for a petrol head.   ©anneniven2012-14

Pistachio cake

How annoying is it when you see some amazing bake on pinterest and the link (if there is one) takes you to only a photograph on tumblr?! Well I am going to pull off that today because I can't for the life of me remember which recipe I adapted for this delicious cake. If i…

Cupcake flower basket

  This cup cake flower basket was so easy that I will make it again and get every cupcake looking a bit more like a perfect rose- but I think this is good enough to post. All you need is a container, big enough to take a round flower oasis. You can use wet or…

Chocolate and funfetti….

What better reason to get in the kitchen and bake than a friend's birthday? Being in America means easy access to Michaels-

Tiffany box birthday cake

  I thought the Tiffany box, lots of which can be viewed on YouTube, was an elegant, grown up sort of cake for my bestie in guernsey. Getting the colour of blue was trial and error, but I achieved not a bad match mixing Renshaw's jade green with grey. I believe teal green is available…