Friday, 18 June 2010

Happy birthday to me!

A birthday wouldn't be a birthday without chocolate cake (according to Danny, age 3), so he helped me make these Chocolate and Brown Sugar cupcakes. Served with cream and a cherry on top for that Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (that's Black Forest Gateau to you) -vibe.

Thanks for the suggestion, Danny. They were delicious!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming…

June 2010. Two dozen cakes for Brian’s world cup party: a mixture of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, iced with English (natch) strawberry buttercream and decorated with flags, footballs and football pitches.

I threw some football-shaped chocolate sweets into the boxes too.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Oreo so good

June 2010. Dave loves a baked cheesecake. In fact he makes one about every fortnight. So I thought that since I was visiting, I’d take some chilled Oreo Cookies and Cream baked cheesecake/cupcakes with me.

The cakes have a whole Oreo cookie as the base, and then more crumbled into the mix- yum! (thanks for the recipe, Martha Stewart).

Update: I'm not sure if Dave actually saw this as a challenge: before we'd even finished these, he started baking one of his own!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Adjö, Farväl!

June 2010. Goodbye to our lovely Swedish friends. I thought I’d send them on their way back home with a belly full of Chocolate & Brown Sugar cupcakes with English strawberry buttercream.

Check out my new stickers too :-)