Saturday, May 30, 2009

Will wanting to be as high as the clouds

I've not been feeling well and my new medications makes me very sleepy as in staying in bed/sofa until lunchtime!
I was really good today and made myself get up at 9am to take Will to Hatton. We got there nice and early and Will got to play on the new JCB ride for ages before anyone else arrived.

I love this photo of him wanting to reach the clouds :o)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Mustang Cake based on a Mustang Transformer

I've been baking again!
I saw my husband's mustang transformer and thought it would be good to copy. A work mate is leaving and wanted to make a car cake (my first one) and I'm really pleased with it.
I hope they like it at work
*Update* My son saw the cake this morning and told me it didn't match so added the back red lights and the wing (more images on flickr)

The Cake was based on Mrs Beetons recipe for maderia cake
10 eggs
400g sugar (aster)
400g butter
500g SR Flour
a bit of baking powder
about 4 capfulls of vanilla essence
took just under an hour to bake at 150 though the other cake burnt I was using my new 12inch square tin that you divide up into various sizes these were 6 x 12 inches
Silverwood foldaway cake pan from Lakeland

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Burger Cake !

Will with burger cake
Originally uploaded by emtysoe
My friend was having a BBQ today and was trying to think of cool cake to make and decided on a burger as it was a BBQ.

It's made of 3 layers ........
bun - vanilla sponge with teddy bear brown icing
burger - chocolate sponge with chocolate flavour icing
with cheese, lettuce and tomato icing

stuck together with white chocolate butter icing and sesame seeds is white fudge icing - my husband did that bit :o)

took about 4 hours or so to make using the standard 1 egg to 50g of butter, flour & sugar. I added vanilla essence to all layers and added chocolate powder to the chocolate layer.

Made with help of Maude -