Sunday 29 May 2016

Love Cake May 2016 round up

We've spent the month baking the cakes we are best known for to show off for this month's theme of Signature Bakes. Let's have a look at what everyone has been making this month.
After an afternoon of gin and Vikings (read the tale!) Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary realised she had better get back in her husband's good books. What else would do than his favourite Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes? These are classic combination of chocolate cake topped with a vanilla flavoured buttercream.
Never wanting to waste an ingredient but always willing to try something new is the basis of Caroline of Caroline Makes... cooking. Her signature style can be seen in her Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes. Using inspiration from a recipe by Ros of The more than occasional baker Caroline has put a whole Ferrero Rocher in each of the cupcakes before topping with Nutella buttercream.
If anyone is known for her love of small chocolate cakes then it is Choclette from Tin and Thyme. Her latest creation is Chocolate Whisky Cakes. Made for a local bookshop talk these are definitely ones for the grown-ups!
When it comes to birthday cakes you need a good recipe to fall back onto and Johanna down under in Australia at Green Gourmet Giraffe has got one. She adapted her recipe for mud cake to base her Malteser and Milo Mudcake on. This is a combination of dark chocolate cake decorated with milk chocolate fingers and Maltesers.
I finished off the month with my trusty Chocolate Layer Cake. It's a quick and simple cake filled with chocolate buttercream and works as a great base for covering with decorations. On this occasion I left it plain and it went in no time at all!

Thank you to everyone who joined in this month. I'll be in a couple days when hopefully the weather will be hotting up but the bakes will be cooling down...

1 comment:

  1. There are some lovely bakes there! Chocolate cake would have been my signature bake, if I'd had the time!


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