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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