Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Been Baking!

Thought I would share my latest bakes with you. At work we take cake for our birthdays and I would never live it down if I bought one, so it was Rhubarb and Ginger cake (Jamie Oliver recipe)...
and a Crunchy top Lemon cake (Mary Berry recipe) that I took to school.
 Well, you should've heard Steve's protests! He needed cake too, so at the weekend I tried a recipe from a new book called 'Love Bakery' for Rhubarb and Custard cupcakes and made these...
Well, I made 12, but there are very few left now! I was quite proud of my custard frosting and the little decorations I made from ready roll icing.With these you take a core from the middle of the cake with an apple corer and fill it up with jam or stewed fruit - Yum!
Finally I did make a card for a colleague...
I used some Dovecraft clear stamps, coloured with promarkers and glittered. They were  stuck onto a gingham 'tablecloth' made with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set.
I'm entering this one into:
Moving along with the times where the theme is Have some cake and
Craft your passion where the theme is Check it out, using gingham, plaids and checks
Thanks for looking, and I hope I didn't make you too hungry!


Fliss said...

Just as well I've just had my dinner and am not hungry Sally as these look really yummy!
Gorgeous card too and I nearly bought that stamp set a couple of weeks ago. Might have to treat myself now.
Will have to look up the rhubarb and ginger recipe too as I love both of those things.
Fliss xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Ooh yummy! I bet your colleagues look forward to your birthday every year!
Yummy card too.
Hugs, Clare x

TAM said...


Zoechaos said...

Yum yum having tasted your baking completely Steve's need and what a reward he got. The cake thats just the cherry on top! XOXO Zoe

Jules said...

Mmmm.... I can smell those gorgeous cakes from here. They look super scrummy!!

I hope your birthday was a good one!!

Your card is lovely too - it matches your post perfectly.

I think you have made us all hungry now!! LOL!!

Love Jules xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow .. i adore Rhubarb .. so my mouth is watering now lol...must give that cake a try!
Love the cupcake card .. so cheerful and colourful
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x
ps - Happy Birthday xx

Tanya S said...

Fabulous card hun and sweet "sweets"!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions!


Wow Sally - my mouth is watering! Your cakes look so tasty, and I am going to get out my Mary Berry cake book to look for that recipe!
Your cupcakes card is beautiful too,(love the colouring), and what perfect images for the challenge at MAWTT this week - thank you so much for joining us.
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

MMm love the cakes and Rhubarb and Ginger one looks stunning, I want smellyvision on the computer.
Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

lisa said...

Yummy!!!!!! These look absolutely delicious, Sally. My mouth is watering. I love lemon drizzle cake and your cupcake put me to shame. I had a cupcake book for Mothers Day and must have a try at them.
Bet your colleagues love you to bits when you walk in with a cake box!!
Hugs Lisax

Lynne K said...

Mmmm! Yummy! And the cakes look absolutely delicious too! xx


Hi Sally - Congratulations on coming in the Top 3 at MAWTT's cake challenge! Well done!!
Sylvia xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

OMG you have made me hungry ! My first love is food and then crafting and you managed to combine the two . What a very talented lady you are. Gorgeous cakes and even gorgeouser ( it's not a word I know ) is your pretty card, well done