Sunday, 12 July 2009

Happy Birthday Mum!

It's my mum's birthday today, so I decided to have a go at making her a birthday cake. It's a chocolate sponge with chocolate fudge butter cream, I made all the little blossom flowers using a plunger cutter and piped in the center of each flower and then added a few leaves. I used a pastry cone to pipe the writing with royal icing. This is the first time I have used a pipping bag and I know it's not perfect but I'm pleased with how it looks and my mum really enjoyed the cake, as you can tell from the picture!

In September, I am starting a cake decorating course with my mum and I'm looking forward to learning how to do everything properly.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Low Fat Rasberry & Cottage Cheese.

When I found this recipe I wasn't sure about the combination but after tasting them they are delicious and extremely easy to make!
If you are trying to watch your waistline these cupcakes are the ideal treat. Next time I am going to try them with blueberries instead of the raspberries.