Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Weekly Round Up

As if receiving a £150,000 Aston Martin for her Birthday wasn't enough, Frankie Sandford of The Saturdays tweeted a picture of her birthday cake from her footballer boyfriend, Wayne Bridge.

Nylon Mag shared a gigantic 'cupcake' in a Louis Vuitton shop window. Topped with a...suitcase?

Source: @nylonmag

Photos of Nikki Reed's wedding surfaced over the weekend. The Twilight Saga actress wed her American Idol beau, Paul MacDonald back in October. Link to some more of the gorgeous photos here.

Actress, Betty White, celebrated her 90th Birthday this week with a TV special celebrating her 75 years on the screen. Check out her cake below which was created by US baking super-giant, Betty Crocker.

The customised chocolate cake was layered with chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache and even included a small replica of her beloved dog Pontiac, crafted from white chocolate that was hiding among the roses.

Betty Crocker Wishes Betty White Happy Birthday

What's more, miniature versions of the 3 tier birthday cake were created for each of the 400 guests!

Betty Celebrates Betty

Betty Celebrates Betty
Source: Betty Croker

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Choc Bombs by Primrose Bakery

This week, the Primrose Bakery revealed their new 'Choc Bombs'. These are cute chocolate cupcakes topped with marshmallow covered in melted chocolate. We're dying to know how the marshmallow has been swirled on top of the cupcake so perfectly!

Celebs, Instagram & Baked Goods

I am in love with Instagram and since I've started following more artists/chefs etc, it's only fueled my addiction. For some reason, and I am no stranger to this either, Instagrammers love to take pictures of their food. Below are some sweet and savoury treats by some of my favourite famous instagram users. x

@jamieoliver's amazing whoopie pie

this is actually mine (@shleeblee) MTV sent some cupcakes to Atlantic Records UK

@nylonmag's christmas bagels

@therealjessicaalba shares baked cabbage


Monday, 19 December 2011

Decorating Your Christmas Cake

I'll be honest, I haven't been feeding my cake anywhere near as much as I should have. Oops. At least I can still make it look pretty. Check out some ideas for your cake this year.

My new favourite is from Delia Smith's Waitrose Christmas Cake mix this year. I love the silver balls sitting inside the icing! Check out her video on how to ice your cake to look just like this here!

"Red Ribbon"

When in doubt, just keep adding snowflakes. 

One for the Chocoholics

"They make it look so effortless." - but actually took about 10 hours

"I have way too much time on my hands" - when sometimes, less is more.

"Delia stole it from me" - sure she did...

"Two birds, one stone" - save time and money with a Christmas-Wedding cake

The "American Dream"...? - step away from the piping bag

Oops, now how did that get in here?!

"Neat Freak" - when they get michelin on your ass with rulers and weighing scales

Christmas cake pops! - enough said

"White Christmas"

"It's the recession - bung anything on the top" (which probably costs more than icing)

And finally, the pièce de résistance...

"Simple Swirl" - when cake tins come in handy as a clever cheat!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Blake's Back In The Kitchen

Domestic goddess: Blake Lively has made no secret about her love of baking Sweetie-pie: All proceeds from Blake's S'mores cupcakes for Sprinkles will go to Oxfam's famine relief fun for Somalia
Our favourite Gossip Girl, Blake Lively, just can't get enough of baking. We've already seen her pictured creating cake pops with none other than Bakerella's Angie Dudley and with Christmas just a week away, she's been back in the kitchen.  This week, Blake dug out her festive threads and paid a visit to New York's Sprinkles Bakery to bake some of her upcoming S'mores cupcakes.

The 'Green Lantern' actress, who has made it no secret about her love of baking, co-created the S'mores cupcake with the Sprinkles Bakery founder, Candace Nelson. They will be available in early January and all proceeds will go towards Oxfam’s Somalia famine disaster fund.

 Hot stuff: Blake raises the glamour stakes in the kitchen

Amanda Seyfried Goes French for 26th Birthday

Check out the Birthday cake presented to Hollywood starlet, Amanda Seyfried, earlier this week. The actress with in New York for the unveiling of Clé de Peau Beauté’s Spring 2012 Collection where she was given the huge cake. As a massive fan of Paris, thème française cake is not something I would turn my nose up at. However, that Eiffel Tower needs a little work. F&F - take note.

The birthday girl: Amanda poses with her extra big birthday cake

Many happy returns: Amanda seemed overwhelmed by her large birthday cake

Source: Daily Mail

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Delia Smith's Christmas Cake for 2011

YouTube is a godsend for everyone really, isn't it? Last year we posted Delia's step-by-step pictorial guide to icing your Christmas cake (see post here) and this year, she's embraced the digital age with a video how-to. hurrah!

So if you're stuck for decorating ideas this year, and you like the look of Delia's festive cake this year, check out her video below:

The snowflake cutter Delia Smith uses is by Tala (RRP £8) and available at Waitrose. Yes, I have purchased my very own set.

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