This week has been a busy cake week, which is nice, but difficult as my oven is broken and there has been lots of loading stuff in and out of the car so I can use my Mums kitchen!

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First was the fishing cake, hope they liked it, my cake friend Lizzey asked me to do it as she didn’t have time!

Next came the lemon cupcakes, The Girl knew I had lots of baking to do and so reasoned that if the oven was on anyway I may as well make cakes for her teacher, Miss Jones, who she adores. Since the mix makes 12 Dan got some to take to work too, so I figure that’s my good deed for the week šŸ™‚

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Bit of Baileys left over from Christmas brought me to nutmeg cupcakes with Baileys buttercream (well, the oven was on anyway, right?)

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And finally my lovely friend Rachel needed a cake for the gorgeous Jack’s 1st birthday and a little something for her Mum too!

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My Dad’s birthday is tomorrow. He’s not getting cake. I’m not being mean, he wouldn’t eat it! Think tomorrow will be creme brulee for a change, maybe key lime pie, maybe both šŸ™‚

The nutmeg cupcakes I made to go with the Baileys buttercream are a recipe I cut out of a magazine a long time ago, no idea what one, they’re a nice change, not sweet really so they can cope with lots of icing.

85g soft butter
55g soft dark brown sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 large egg
100g self-raising flour
1tsp grated nutmeg
2 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 180 C
Beat sugar, syrup and butter until fluffy
Gradually beat in the egg
Sift in flour and nutmeg and gently mix adding milk
Pop into cupcake cases (allegedly makes 12, Iā€™d say more like 8!)
Bake for 15 to 20 mins šŸ™‚

 

A Week of Cake

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