So it begins.
First up is an apple and almond cake, which is great served with custard or ice cream
While that was baking in the oven I made a couple of batches of Welsh Cakes, also called bakestones as you bake them on an iron 'stone' on top of the cooker. Mine is my great grandmothers and was made for her by my great grandfather in the blacksmiths shop at the local coal mine.
Next up was a choc chip cookie cake. A new recipe to me. This is going with the daughter to her dance troop rehearsal so I'm looking forward to the feedback.
A family favourite, salted chocolate caramel brownie cake. This is best served with a spoon and icecream as it's very gooey.
That was the mornings baking done. It was cupcakes in the afternoon using the brilliant flavoured icing sugars from Sugar And Crumbs. I love these icing sugars they have an amazing taste to them.
First up chocolate cupcakes with Salted Caramel icing.
Next was choc chip cupcakes with Turkish Delight Icing
and finally Jaffa Cake cupcakes using Sugar and Crumbs orange flavoured cocoa powder in the icing and a spot of orange marmalade hidden in the cupcake.
Finally as it's the daughter 21st birthday today I made one of her favourite desserts
White chocolate cheesecake with summer berries
By the end of the day my to do list was all crossed off
and the cake tins were full.
I was shattered but Stan was happy as he got the (nearly) empty cream pot as a treat.