Pear & Almond Tart

This is just a very brief post to share with you the apparently steal-worthy tart I made on the weekend, for my friend Bree (of Orange Ombré Sprinkle Cake fame) to share with her family . I used Dorie Greenspan’s recipe, found here, and adapted it so very barely that it would be disingenuous to […]

Two Tarts

My brief for this particular birthday celebration was ever so slightly more challenging than usual. My sisters’ boyfriends share a birthday and so we celebrated them on the same occasion. As they have fairly divergent tastes in sweets – one preferring lighter, fruit-based confections and the other seeing anything that isn’t chocolate-drenched or caramel-soaked as […]

Orange Ombré Sprinkle Cake

I’m going to have to think of a better way to name my posts – five in and already ending everything with ‘cake’ is making me go cross-eyed. I made this for my friend & colleague Bree, whose sweet tooth knows no bounds and whose favourite colours are orange, yellow & aqua. It’s an almost […]

Pink Pink Pink!

Another one from the archives – this is another one of Juliet’s birthday cakes, this time for her 9th birthday. This was the cake that tipped me over the edge in terms of a new outlook towards cake-baking for children. After killing myself to make a perfect Pink Lady cake, the girls at her party […]

Ladybug Cake

I made this Ladybug cake for my sister Juliet’s 10th birthday. She’d just done a unit on bugs for school and loved it, so I used that as my inspiration. Ladybugs seemed like the most toothsome insect, and I was really happy with the result. This cake was made a while ago so I don’t […]