How to make a Minecraft Block Birthday Cake

My now 11 year old is mad on Minecraft and has been for a couple of years now. He loves everything Minecraft and asked for a Minecraft block birthday cake for his 11th birthday. I lack the skills (and time and enthusiasm) to bake and decorate something really complex, but I can bake a good … Continue reading How to make a Minecraft Block Birthday Cake

How to make a Pokemon Pokeball Birthday Cake

For his birthday every year I bake my son a birthday cake. Each year he presents me with a set of grand plans for the cake, and each year I tone down his idea a little to something I can manage with my limited skills. Over the years I’ve learned how to bake pretty darn … Continue reading How to make a Pokemon Pokeball Birthday Cake

How to make a really easy Volcano Birthday Cake

For my son’s 7th birthday he wanted me to make him a Volcano Birthday Cake. I am by no means an expert cake decorator, so I knew whatever I made would need to be really simple to put together. The great thing about making a volcano cake if you’re not an expert cake decorator, is … Continue reading How to make a really easy Volcano Birthday Cake

How to make a really easy Train Birthday Cake

Children’s birthday parties can be fairly hard work, with lots to remember, from party food, party bags, games, music, costumes and cake. I’m all for making life easy (and on a budget), so this year instead of buying an expensive cake we opted to make our own. The small boy wanted a train birthday cake … Continue reading How to make a really easy Train Birthday Cake

Great Bakes: Coffee and Rum Bundt Cake

September is my birthday month, and while it’s nice to be a bit spoilt, I do usually end up baking my own cake, which is fine. I can never much be bothered to decorate a cake for myself, so I usually end up making something simple, and equally simple to decorate. This year I had … Continue reading Great Bakes: Coffee and Rum Bundt Cake

How to make a Warhammer Purity Seal Cake

I’ve been a mum for 12 years now, and for about ten of those years, I’ve asked my son what kind of cake he would like for his birthday. I’m no Mary Berry, but I can knock up a good sponge cake, and I’m happy to give pretty much anything a go. Over the years … Continue reading How to make a Warhammer Purity Seal Cake

Recipe: Oreo cookies and cream cake

My son loves Oreos. They’re the thing he asks for when we need him to do something he doesn’t want to do, like take some medicine, or finish his French homework. So when it came to his birthday cake this year, he asked me for an Oreo cake, so I took to my kitchen, got … Continue reading Recipe: Oreo cookies and cream cake

How to make a Giant Butterfly Cake

I’m a keen baker, but lack confidence in my decorating ability, so I tend to go for simple styles. Occasionally I’ll bake something incredibly pretty, like my lemon curd cake. It was so pretty, it was featured in BBC Good Food Magazine, which was nice. For my birthday this year, I was low on time … Continue reading How to make a Giant Butterfly Cake

Beautiful Bakes: Raspberry and Lemon Sponge Cake

Back in March, for Mother’s Day, I baked a lemon curd sponge, which really was something special. I’ve baked it a few times since, and it’s even appeared in BBC Good Food Magazine, but this time I wanted to mix things up and bake something similar, but with fresh raspberries. I baked a regular sponge … Continue reading Beautiful Bakes: Raspberry and Lemon Sponge Cake

How to make a Double Chocolate Twirl Cake

My nephew is brilliant company and whenever his birthday swings round, I always bake him a cake. This year he asked for a chocolate twirl cake; the details were up to me, he just wanted his favourite chocolate bar incorporated into his birthday cake. Say no more little man, your birthday wish is my command. … Continue reading How to make a Double Chocolate Twirl Cake