"A party without cake is just a meeting", stated the legendary Julia Child. If you're vegan, or simply intolerant to dairy, you'll need a cake at your wedding or special occasion as much as anyone else. I may have expressed before how passionate I am about ensuring that anyone can 'have their cake & eat it', regardless of allergies or dietary needs.
For that reason, I don't charge a penny extra to anyone ordering custom cakes with special dietary requirements at Little Miss Cake Maker, meaning that a 'FreeFrom' cake costs no more than my everyday cakes, and the same goes for corporate cakes and wedding cakes. So this brings me to share my vegan friendly, dairy free sponge cake recipe, which is originally sourced from the Food Network.
This week I'm embracing the rural-ness of where I live - Wiltshire - and I'm very excited to be involved in an Open Farm Sunday at the fab local Gable End Farm, in Grittenham, Chippenham (not far at all from Royal Wootton Bassett). So to begin the embracing, I got some eggs - laid by their lovely flock of free range hens.
Love is in the air as it's Valentine's Day here in the UK, so I thought I'd give you something amazing to fall in love with... Guinness Chocolate Cake.
If you like Guinness, like chocolate, and like cake... you will LOVE this!
Dietary intolerances can seem a nightmare to work around, but a good friend (and customer) of mine recently planned a big celebration in honour of her well deserved graduation as a mature student at UWE Bristol. As she was bringing together friends and family from all walks of life it became clear that some dietary needs would need to be met.
Luckily for myself I can eat any kind of cake I please, but the thought of anyone being deprived of lovely freshly made cakes is far too miserable to bear. So, I embraced the challenge of a celebration in need of cake - catering for people that were both gluten-intolerant AND vegan. Continue reading
If you haven't seen Breaking Bad yet, this cupcake theme probably means nothing to you - but if you're a fan, just try and contain your excitement.
I've had the idea of Breaking Bad themed cupcakes since becoming engrossed in the show before it finished last year. When I get a theme in my head I love finding an excuse to bring it to life - so when I have a lightbulb moment and figure out the best way to bring the design to life whilst making it as tasty as possible, it's only a matter of time before I just go ahead and do it!
The moment I knew I had to do it was when I realised I had this on my shelf:
Edible neon sugar - in particular BLUE edible sugar crystals - well I just had to get cooking! Continue reading
So I'm hoping that by now you've come across Cakeopoly, as it's been a few weeks since I threw it out there to the public and ended up winning my first ever baking competition (Star Baker prize for the Faringdon Bake Off). While I've mentioned Cakeopoly in previous posts, I felt it deserved a special post of it's own, so I can show you the process I went through to make these super cute cupcakes! Continue reading
In my previous post last weekend, I presented my winning 'Cakeopoly' cupcakes and 'show-stopper' Magic Roundabout cake. There will be another lovely post to follow, all about the awesomeness that is 'Cakeopoly', but as I'm on the verge of opening my very exciting online cake shop for the people of Swindon (and hopefully eventually the nation!), I wanted to show you the Magic Roundabout cake properly, so here it is! Continue reading
What better way to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary than with some wibbly wobbly timey wimey nomworthy cakes?!
After recently spending time in the sunny state of California, I returned home to the South West of England with bags full of american candy. Thanks to demanding work-mates and the upcoming Halloween, I discovered the wonder of candy corn. They're addictive and yummy in a crazy, sugary, artificial kind of way, and I just had to make a cake version of it.
A much-loved colleague recently left for pastures new, and it seemed only right to make her an epic cake for her final day in the office. After all, she was one of our best contributors to the office 'monthly bake-off'.
If something sad is happening, cake can often cheer things up, and it seemed to do the trick this time...
I remembered being shown an amazing pinata cake on the lovely blog A Subtle Revelry (http://asubtlerevelry.com/a-pinata-cake) and on this Thursday evening, set myself the challenge to make my own version.