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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast year I made my friend Ro a birthday cake. It was huge. So, this year when she invited me to her 30th birthday celebrations, I asked her if I could make her a giant birthday cake again. Her response was “that is possibly the silliest question I’ve ever heard”. In the end though, it wasn’t as big as the previous year – I think it would have been hard to beat it! Click here to keep reading.

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imageLast weekend it was my Grandma’s birthday. She loves knitting so when I saw these in one of the Hello Cupcake! books I knew I had to make them for her. I thought they would be fairly quick to make and decorate, and they were. However, I didn’t quite leave enough time for th cakes to cool down before I had to ice them so I ended up icing them while they were still warm – not something I would recommend! Click here to keep reading.

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photo (85)Later this year I’ll be making my sister’s wedding cake. She wants one of the layers to be a chocolate biscuit cake, so, as a trial run, I decided to make a couple of the layers of her 30th birthday cake as chocolate biscuit cake. I wanted to try two very different recipes to see how they tasted and how easy they were to marzipan and ice. My mum made the top layer – it was a very rich, fruity, and slightly alcoholic chocolate biscuit cake. I made the middle layer – a biscuit cake which was more similar to rocky road. Click here to keep reading.

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