A Trio of Afternoon Tea Treats

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to dust off my pastry skills last week, and I loved getting back into it! 

A lovely local client throwing a birthday party was looking for a delicious birthday cake and some afternoon tea treats. I was more than happy to help.

I offered a trio of afternoon delights - lemon & lavender mini loaf cakes, almond & blueberry tartlets and rose & raspberry macarons. And the delight on her face when I dropped them off made it even more special.

Afternoon Tea: Rose & Raspberry Macaron, Lemon & Lavender cake, Almond & Blueberry Tartlet
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese buttercream - birthday cake with sugar flowers

I adore afternoon tea, and love all the etiquette and history that goes along with it. I'll be exploring it more in the coming months, and announcing some exciting plans for a new offering later this year. I'm so excited about it and can't wait to share! But for now, I leave you with these tasty little morsels and the promise of more to come...

If you're looking for a cake to celebrate a special occasion, get in touch here!

 

 

Caked To Order

I'm excited to announce Caked's new service - Caked To Order!

Whenever you're in need of cake, simply choose from Caked's new Winter menu for delicious mini cakes or layer cakes.

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Three festive flavours are available:

Red Velvet - luscious red velvet sponge with vanilla buttercream and decorated with gorgeous gold discs.

Winter Spice - light white chocolate sponge with spiced vanilla buttercream and coconut flakes.

Chocolate Gingerbread - decadent spiced chocolate sponge with spiced vanilla buttercream and topped with mini gingerbread men.

Layer cakes are available in 6" or 8" sizes, while mini cakes are available in boxes of 6 or 12. Check out the new page for details and pricing here.

And if you can't choose between the flavours, why not go for a mixed box of 6 or 12 mini cakes - the perfect festive cake trio!

Don't forget to personalise your cakes! Add a piped message of your choice to your layer cake, or add your company logo to your mini cakes and layer cakes.

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For the full menu and details on pricing, personalisation and delivery, visit the new page here. I'm looking forward to helping you celebrate the festive season with Caked!

Pimm's Layer Cake in time for Wimbledon

For the next two weeks, I'm looking forward to distracting myself from Brexit Blue's with Wimbledon, which starts today. 

With the sun shining on the first day, I'm hoping each afternoon and evening will be spent with the tennis on and patio doors open, constantly flitting between the kitchen, garden and TV. Heaven.

To celebrate, today I made a Wimbledon-inspired layer cake. 

Wimbledon Pimm's Layer Cake

Layers of the lightest Genoise sponge, filled with Pimm's infused Chantilly cream and Pimm's drenched cut fruit. Topped with piped Chantilly cream and piled high with cut fruit and sprigs of mint.

Wimbledon Pimm's Layer Cake - fruit

Genoise sponge was one of the first cakes we learnt to make during my time at Le Cordon Bleu. The difference now is that I can make it using a mixer without any guilt, unlike at school when we'd have to whisk and whisk until our arms dropped off. Genoise doesn't contain any raising agent, instead incorporating air into the eggs and sugar to create a rise. This makes for an incredibly light sponge, perfect for creamy cakes.

Wimbledon Pimm's Layer Cake Slice

To recreate that woozy feeling from sipping Pimm's and sitting too long in the sun at Wimbledon, I used plenty of booze. So despite the lightness, this is definitely a cake to eat on a lazy afternoon.

So who's for Pimm's?