Sunday, 11 July 2010

Cakes by appointment

More delights created without that intergalactic terror known as Apocalypse Oven:

From left to right: Sultana & cinnamon buns with orange icing, chocolate cupcakes, cream tea butterfly cakes, vanilla cupcakes and lemon drizzle buns. Not pictured: Marzipan & cerise cakes.

And just to prove that I made them, here's the 'before' 'during' pictures:

These were for a friend who hosted a Hen Day picnic. They're all et now.


  1. You and SP have a lovely kitchen. Have you christened it yet?

    The cakes are lovely too. Please send some.

  2. Thank you, 'Petra.

    In answer to your question: Yes. Although, I hasten to add, not during the baking & making of cakes!

  3. I'm all befuddled now.

    Must find someone to help me out in my kitchen

  4. Glad to hear you didn't christen it while baking. Nobody wants THOSE cream cakes.

  5. Butterfly cake, please!

    Oh Hai Pete!

  6. Egad, you really do work magic.

  7. CAKE!

    That olive oil is the only virgin in your household.

  8. Delish!!
    I will also put in an order for the butterfly cakes. I like licking the cream out of the middle.

  9. Anonymous12/7/10 12:24

    You did some with marzipan?


  10. Am I too late for Cake!
    Lovely really have been busy working your magic...

    Your friend would have been very impressed with all the hard work you have put in and such an array.

    next time i'm catering i'll place an order.....

  11. They look lush :-)
    I like cake
    *Except MJ's

  12. Those look so good!! Too pretty to eat....but I'd manage! :)

  13. Nummy nums! I'll have one of each, sir!

    I wish I was a better baker. Or cook. I'm handy with a microwave though... :)

  14. Looks colorful, festive, and delightfully delicious! How lucky those party goers were to sample your treats!

    It's usually during the presentation of the finished product that chefs like to preen and show off their goods--Nigella likes to thrust her boobies on the screen make oohing sounds while licking her fingers. What did you do when you presented your fine creations?

  15. Yum.

    Out of the Stralyan Women's Weekly Basic Cookbook:

    Anzac Biscuits

    1 cup rolled oats
    1 cup plain flour
    1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
    1/2 cup coconut
    125g butter
    2 tablespoons golden syrup
    1 tablespoon water (or 1 and a bit)
    1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda (baking soda to Americans)

    Mix oats, sifted flour, sugar coconut.

    Zap butter, syrup, water in jug in microwave for 30-60 secs. Stir in bicarb until it foams. Stir into dry stuff.

    On a greased flat try put flat measuring teaspoons of mix 5cms/couple inches apart.

    Bung in Apocalyse Oven near top for 5-10 mins. Whip out of Oven at first whiff of readiness as the bastards scorch fast. Pale for chewy, brown for crunchy. Enjoy!

    Freeze for up to 2 months. Eat on Anzac day/ Remembrance day/ Memorial day. Do not call "cookies".

  16. 'Petra: Do. But be careful - You wouldn't want any accidents with the waste disposal unit.

    Tim: Oh, don't be so sure.

    xl: Winging it's way now.

    Snooze: Unfortunately, not all spells turn out so successfully.

    MJ: Your comments are back!

    And, yes, it is.

    Miss Scarlet: I'll bet you do, you dirty minx!

    Mago: Ah, another marzipan fan. As I told Dinah once: "Marzipan is for life, not just Christmas."

    Princess: You're never too late for cake. I can always magic up another batch.

    BEAST: Thank you, and fear not. I won't be inviting MJ around while icing cakes.

    Tara: Thank you. If it makes it any easier, just shut your eyes.

    Michael Guy: One of each makes up a nutritional, balanced meal.

    Eros: And thank you, too.
    When I handed them over, I tried not to drop them! Sadly, I'm not quite up to Nigella's standards.

    Spike: mmmm... I must give those a try!

  17. They're easy as pissing.

    Note to self: Do not watch Nigella before posting cake-related comments.


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