Cakery

Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Revisited {SMBC Recipe 2.0}

Are you keen to pipe buttercream like a professional? Or to smooth icing like a star?? Do you want a buttercream that doesn’t taste gritty, just smooth and not too sweet??? Then you need Swiss meringue buttercream in your life, and this post is for you 😉 I’ve been waxing lyrical about Swiss meringue buttercream… Continue reading Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Revisited {SMBC Recipe 2.0}

Biscuits & Cookies

Ginger Bikkies (or Cookies or Crackers!)

First things first: bikkies, biscuits, cookies – it doesn’t matter. You can call them what you like. Crackers, even! (As in, graham crackers, for those in the US). I won’t judge you. They’re all the same to me. The reason for calling them ‘bikkies’ is simply because this recipe traces its origins to Red Puppy Bikkie… Continue reading Ginger Bikkies (or Cookies or Crackers!)

Cakery

Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 2}

After that brief interlude by IBS-bleh, we’re back to IBS-bake and therefore cake! I’ve been busy with birthday cakes lately – hopefully photos to come in a post of their own, but first I must report on the promised wedding cakes… Wedding No.2: C + I = Buttercream Seascape This wedding cake was for my (very trusting!)… Continue reading Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 2}

Cakery

{A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Cheesecake Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

Ah summer and its long sunny days. What could be better than dining late during those warmer nights? Ending them with a delicious sweet treat, that’s what!  This month I’ve been trying out some gorgeous recipes that have been floating around the blogsphere; recipes where salted caramel, thick chocolate brownie and rich cheesecake layers interlace… Continue reading {A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Cheesecake Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

Cakery

Perfect Piping with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I’ve had a score to settle with Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing since promising to post about it several times…since forever!!! SMB, as it’s known in the cake world, is also the ‘problem child’ of frostings/icings and can cause much heartache to the amateur cake decorator, such as I am. But if I can do it, then so can… Continue reading Perfect Piping with Swiss Meringue Buttercream