Jackson Pollock Fondant Fancies

Feel free to pick your own artist to inspire you with these mini cakes. The mad-cap Pollock approach to decorating is a great relief after you spend hours carefully prepping your buttercream sides. Fondant Fancies Time: 6 hours… feel free to break this into two sittings, buttercream-ing the sides is by far the most time consuming and laborious. Ingredients For the cake 5 medium eggs, weigh … Continue reading Jackson Pollock Fondant Fancies

Bake Along with Bake Off – Part 3

And so we enter the final bake off stretch, and our final moments with Mel, Sue, Mary and the other one.  We begin with the most grasping-at-straws theme yet… Week 8 Tudor Week. No further comment. I really wasn’t feeling any of the recipes. But I’d been promising to make a pie. So I manned up and leaned into hot water crust pastry, but slightly … Continue reading Bake Along with Bake Off – Part 3

Bake Along With Bake Off – Part 2

The baking continues amongst the growing bake off controversy and the questionable choice of ‘batter week’. Week 5 Pastry week – back where bake off is supposed to be. As I’ve made breakfast pastries before and because I had no idea what I’d do with 48 amuse-bouche Bakewell Tart was the obvious choice. The finished product was more ‘informal’ than I would have liked, but … Continue reading Bake Along With Bake Off – Part 2

Bake along with Bake Off

I love baking, but rarely get round to doing any. So when Great British Bake Off started this year I thought: sod it, I’m getting involved. And so Bake along with Bake Off began. The rules are simple, pick whatever you fancy from the week’s signature, technical or showstopper challenges and get it baked before the next episode. Also, in the spirit of being adventurous, don’t just pick the … Continue reading Bake along with Bake Off