swt creation wedding cakes

swt creation wedding cakes

Sunday, 19 February 2012


I have sooooooo many cook books i have some piled on the flloor in stacks lol !!! i just wanted to show you some of my favorite books and what i think of them .
Bea's of Bloomsbury i was very impressed with the cakes that where shown in the book the look to me in the book seemed to have a glossy vintage feel .I tried there red velvet cake which i made at home for the family it was wonderful lovely and light and the extra red flair food colouring really made the difference !!!.and the flavour with all the cream cheese and cream i don't think i could walk that night lol!!!  .I also tried there Rocky fudge bars which the recipe was once again easy to read and follow and they too where a success,the kids loved them .What i liked about this book the recipes seem very solid ,and the cakes look fantastic aswell as being fantastic in the taste .I love it that they do give you there tips and what they think works well with the cakes ,i love the fact that there is a variety of cakes in this book from muffins to cupcakes to cheescake to trifle .I hope followers you like this book as much as i do i give it 8out of 10.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

sweet creations

Hi my fellow followers ,i hope you like some of my new designs more to come later this week !! i am going to tell you what i think are the best tea-rooms around !!!!!..

Monday, 6 February 2012


Preparation time:15min
Cooking time 25min
Makes 56

600g unsalted butter
600g dark chocolate minimum 60% cocoa solids
broken into pieces.
900g granulated sugar
2 tablespoon vanilla extract
400g plain flour
2 teaspoon salt
500g dried cherries

Preheat oven 180c/350f/gas mark 4

Place butter and chocolate in heatproof bowl over a saucepan .
Beat the eggs ,sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl until the mixture is thick and creamy and coats the back of the spoon.Once butter and chocolate is melted remove from the heat and beat in the egg mixture,Sift the flour and salt together,then add them to the mixture and continue to beat until smooth ,then stir in dried cherries.Pour into roasting tin ensuring the mixture is evenly distrubuted  in the tin i then break some left over dark chocolate and sprinkle over the mix to give more texture .In the oven a light brown crust should form ,the brownie should not wobble ,but should remain gooey on the inside.leave to cool for 20 mins before you get you hands on it !!!.

cherry chocolate brownie

HI i am such a lover of chocolate brownie it is such a good chocolate fix when you have the cravings ,but i must confess i could eat it all the time lol!!
i love that you can mix a chocolate brownie up by  putting nuts ,mint ,orange,etc the list goes on .
For dinner partys it's great by adding a favorite ice-cream of your choice or bailys cream that tastes soo good !!.
Kids cannot resist the temptations of the CHOCOLATE BROWNIE. Leaving only sticky fingers and smiling faces.



Later this week i am going to be showing you some more of my favorites of what i think are some of the best tea-rooms around and more cakes and wedding cakes that i think are great too !!!
I will be showing you some of my designs on my cakes with the recipes to go with them and some of my courture cupcakes which should give you some ideas for you to get started !!!.Soon to come.


Hi fellow followers , am showing  you some of my favorite designs on how you can use macaroons on cakes ,these are some of my favorites ,i am a great fan of macaroons it took me a few days to get them perfect !!!!  and make shapes like hearts ,flower like shapes ,and dust them with icing suagar and variety of prints   ,sprinkles .And the same with the fillings there are so many to choose from ,my favorite macaroons our coconut and pineapple macaroons  they are so yummy !!!Here is a great reicepe i was given and have never looked back i use this one every time.

makes 16
75g ground almonds
115g icing sugar
2 large eggs whites
50g caster sugar
half a tsp vanilla extract

place the ground almonds and icing sugar process for 10 -15 seconds
sift mixture into bowl .
Place the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until holding soft peaks ,gradually whisk until holding soft peaks .Gradually whisk in the caster sugar to make a firm ,glossy meringue,whisk in the vanilla extract.
Using a spatula fold the almond mixture into the meringue one third at a time ,when all the dry ingredients are throughly incorporated ,continue to cut and fold the mixture until it forms a shiny batter with a thick ,ribbon-like consistency.
Pour the mixture into a piping bag fitted with  a plain nozzle ,pipe 32small rounds onto the prepared baking sheets  .tap the baking sheets firmly onto a work surface to remove air bubbles .leave at room temperature for 30min so when you touch the macaroon there is nothing sticking to your finger the macaroon should have a shiny film on top.Preheat the oven 160/325f/gas mark 3
Bake in the preheated oven 10-15mins,cool for 10mins then carefully peel the macaroons of the baking paper ,then leave to cool completely.Enjoy!!