The eagle eyed of you will notice that this is the product of a late night blogging session. Who’s up reading blogs at this time of night?!…Besides those of you who don’t live in England. I do have an excuse however, as I have been doing A LOT of baking.
Yesterday I embarked on another epic bake-a-thon! Last year I did my first bake-a-thon for my Dad when he wanted to take cakes to work for his birthday, and since I have done a number of bake-a-thons for cake sales that his work often hold for charity.
Yesterday, I was baking for my boyfriend Jon’s birthday (which is today! Happy birthday!) He too wanted to take cakes to work – he’s still very new so wanted to make a good impression! I told him he could have ANY cakes he wanted…after all, he was paying! But we decided to keep it relatively simple, one batch of vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla butter cream and dolly mixtures, one batch of chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate butter cream (made with a mix of dark and milk chocolate for depth of flavour and sweetness) and a sprinkle of M&M’s, and finally one batch of blueberry muffins!
In total it took 4 hours to make 36 cakes! I could probably do with a bigger oven and more cake tins…*hint hint*
Anyway here’s some food porn for you, a few snaps I took before boxing the cakes up for transportation…you know I think I’m going to have to start charging for my services!
If you would like recipes for these recipes check out the following links:
- Fairy cakes (for a simple vanilla cupcake)
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- Blueberry muffins (just leave out the lemon curd!)