England has actually got some sun, and it's been here for more than a week! This has resulted in being inundated with BBQ invites, and my traditional favourite burger cakes sprung to mind. This time however, I wanted to try something different. A monster sized burger cake.
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.
New episode of Doctor Who equals a totally epic evening. We didn't realise it was also Eurovision night... it's probably best if we just forget the latter part. So a group of us decided to have a gathering to celebrate the viewing of the season finale (we're all geeks and proud of it), and to follow the theme there had to be some epic geeky treats. With a limitless time-frame I would have loved to try my hand at a cakey Dalek or a 3D TARDIS, but here's the result of an afternoon...
It was the deadline for the next series of The Great British Bake Off earlier this week, and I decided to send off an entry form at the last minute, because you never know! Anyhoo I haven't heard anything back so I guess I didn't make it - but looking forward to the show starting again and will definitely try again next year - hopefully with a lot more baking skill!
So to commemorate here's a cake I made earlier, for a good friend who moved to the states.
A selection of older cakes I’ve previously made for special celebrations. You can’t celebrate ANYTHING without cake. Think these have made quite a few people happy – mission accomplished!