Category Archives: Vanilla

An Excellent Cake

Matt had a birthday coming up. His team mates in the office got together to come up with ideas for his birthday cake. I can almost imagine the conversation: “What sort of cake shall we have made?” “I dunno?…” “what … Continue reading

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Gothic Crush

  I suppose you could say that as a Cake Creator, deep down, under  that frilly apron (not!), sparkly dragees and glitter I have a dark side. But when did this all start?  It all started when I was asked … Continue reading

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Shall we dance?

Kath loves to dance, she danced her way through life doing ballroom dancing. For her 80th birthday cake, I had to incorporate something relating the grace and style of dancing. This vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam … Continue reading

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Bless the bride

It was lovely to make these cupcakes, early one Saturday morning, for a special bridal shower breakfast, for a bride-to-be. A week before her wedding a group of us girlies got together for a breakfast and just to bless this … Continue reading

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Reminiscent Vanilla

“The scent molecules in vanilla are similar to those in breast milk. It’s reassuring…It reminds us of ice-cream and our mother’s baking.” – James Craven, head nose at Les Sentuers

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Cake or Cupcake? Drums, please…

“I prefer cakes to cupcakes, because cupcakes can be ready so quickly. But cakes are amazing too, you can have a slice every hour if you so wish :)My favourite type of cake is vanilla, because its just so sweet. … Continue reading

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Cake or cupcake? – ‘Places please’

“A slice of cake any day. There’s nothing like a bit of warm, soft, moist chocolate or banana cake accompanied with a dollop of fresh homemade vanilla ice-cream.” – Femi Olufowoju, jnr – Director

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Flavour file: Vanilla

Some people question whether there is actually a difference between Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Essence: Well to start with, here’s the dictionary definition of the two. Extract: Preparation containing the concentrated essence of a substance. Essence: Concentrated liquid used to … Continue reading

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Festive yummies

Two daughters… Same school… Class Christmas parties on the same day… Notice to bring food for the Christmas parties….the evening before. “I’ve put your name down for making cupcakes…”quipped Jemimah, my oldest daughter. “My class love your cakes…plus it IS … Continue reading

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We won’t go until we get some

Figgy pudding is a white Christmas pudding containing figs.  It can be boiled, steamed or fried.  This moist pudding dates back to the 16th Century.  It also appeared at the end of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – at Bob … Continue reading

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