Saturday, 30 April 2011

Pets De Nonne, which means...

"Nun's Farts". Hehehehe.

You can totally tell I'm turning 21 next summer.


(I know I know, I didn't do a royal wedding related post. But if you really want, you can hop over to see the chocolate digestive biscuit cake, which is not quite as elegant as the one Prince William chose, but it will do :) Also, William and Kate are now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, where I spend my time predominatly studying procrastinating (i.e. baking) who needs Fiona Carns when they can have someone like me baking for them?? I just don't understand.)


I bought this to back to university at the beginning of term, que lots of:

"Would you like another fart?"

"Where are your farts?"

"She did do that, but it was quite half-farted".

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Spicy Pork & Herb Chilean Chocolate Burgers

Woah. Woah woah woah... this isn't a pudding. Or a pie. What's it doing here?! 

Because it's got chocolate in it! 

That's right, it's from the Green & Black's cookbook, and with every chocolate cookbook the inevitable had to happen. Savoury chocolate food.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Bento box: the Easter rice bunny and a hatching chick

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are all prepared for the next week or so of bank holiday breaks, ice cream eating, and the inevitable sunburn.

Unless... you are like me and go to an Oxbridge university which does not recognise such a thing as a 'bank holiday', but you can still do number 2 and 3 :)

(in the library.)

I was originally going to make an Easter basket cake, as it would be quite interesting to try and weave a basket out of icing and see how that went, but then I saw Cooking-Gallery's blog, fell in love with the cutest bento boxes, and forgot all about cake.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Green & Black's Brigadeiros (gone wrong) - International Incident Cake Pops Party!

So I shall call them upside down cake pops instead!

What? You don't know what cake pops are?? :O I saw them on Bakerella and I thought they were the cutest thing. 

I was meant to make brigadeiros (a Brazilian chocolate truffle) from the Green & Black's cookbook (which I have finally added a countdown to in the sidebar! As you can see, I mostly just have the weird recipes left) after I made the fish cake, but then I had all this cake left I decided to put them in the milk mix. Also because the original brigadeiros recipe went a bit wrong (read the recipe section to find out why...)

I also made some fruit shaped ones as well, which I shall do another post for. This is because cake pops aren't as easy to ice as I thought they were, and I want to show you my better attempt first :)

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Fruity Fishy Cakey...Thingy

"I'm a little yellow fish, in the deep blue sea, won't somebody save me?"

That song takes me back to the days of B*Witched and N Sync, and when people wanted to Reach for the stars. Basically, before the days when 16 years olds sang about babies. 

And then I was going to say I'm bringing some old skool cool into baking, but then that just sounded weird.


I mean, it's not like I'm obsessed with fish or anything, it just happens that I made sushi cake a while ago, and this recipe is from the Green & Black's cookbook. So obviously I had to make it!

It did say I could make it any shape I wanted to, so why didn't I made a chicken? Or a sheep?

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Chocolate Crusted Lemon Tart

I get cranky if I haven't baked for a long time.

When I'm cranky, I don't want to bake.

Well. Thank god I managed to break that vicious cycle.