Bunny Cupcakes
Animals, Easter, Reviews

Review: The Cake Decorating Store

As a pretty passionate baker on a somewhat limited budget, I often find it hard to source some of the more exotic components baking can call for. I only have a local Sainsbury's and an Aldi to buy from- sometimes I struggle to find brown sugar there, never mind if I need some gum tragacanth to… Continue reading Review: The Cake Decorating Store

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Perfect Pancakes by Cake Diem
Cakes, Easter, Holidays and Celebrations, Recipes

Perfect Pancakes

Happy Pancake Day everyone! Growing up, Easter was never really a big thing in my house- I've only every received two Easter eggs in my life (cue violin music). But now I have the pleasure of cooking for myself I can make Easter related things to my heart's content. First thing to tackle: Shrove Tuesday.… Continue reading Perfect Pancakes

Jammie Dodgers by Cake Diem
Cookies, Perfect Presents, Recipes

Home made Giant Jammie Dodgers

https://www.instagram.com/p/kZEZtTkwu0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Happy Valentine's Day! Yes, once again it's time to bake a variety of heart themed things. This year I went for a British classic: the Jammie Dodger! They are delicious shortbread jam sandwiches with an adorable heart cut out in the top layer. How have these not been promoted to the traditional v-day treat… Continue reading Home made Giant Jammie Dodgers

Rice Krispie Footballs by Cake Diem
Bites, Decorations and theme, Holidays and Celebrations, No-Bake, Recipes

Chocolate Rice Krispie Footballs – Super Bowl Sunday

It's Super Bowl Sunday, guys! While the Super Bowl isn't that popular this side of the pond, I personally think it's fantastic. It's another excuse for a party, which is another excuse to EAT. After Thanksgiving Day, Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day for food consumption in the USA. Today is the second… Continue reading Chocolate Rice Krispie Footballs – Super Bowl Sunday

Football Shirt Cake by Cake Diem
Cakes, Decorations and theme, Party Time, Perfect Presents

Gemma and her Football Shirt Cake

You may not know this but I'm not the only baker in my household. My fantastic house mate Gemma makes the best butter cream icing in the world! And because its her favourite type of icing, there is always a constant supply of cupcakes. It's great living with bakers. Anyway for her boyfriend's birthday she… Continue reading Gemma and her Football Shirt Cake

Decorations and theme, Halloween, Holidays and Celebrations

10 super easy Halloween Bakes ANYONE can do

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. Not really for its origins but because it's a great excuse to throw a fancy-dress party where everyone is happy with the theme. And with themed parties comes themed cakes. And themed cakes are awesome. Around this time of year, you will see cakes depicting whole… Continue reading 10 super easy Halloween Bakes ANYONE can do

Homemade Oreos by CakeDiem
Cookies, Perfect Presents, Recipes

Home made Oreo Cookies

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmwd1hyAEWG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link "Today me will live in the moment, unless it's unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie" ~Cookie Monster Wise words indeed. I love how a simple little thing made with love, like a cookie still warm from the oven, can cheer you up instantly. It's one of the reasons I love to… Continue reading Home made Oreo Cookies

Red velvet Cake by Cake Diem
Cakes, Recipes, Valentine's

Red Velvet Cake

Hi everyone! I've returned from the pseudo-reality that is the exam season and I'm raring and willing to bake again for you lovely people. In fact, within two hours of finishing my last exam, a couple of my course friends and I baked this beautiful red velvet cake.Do excuse my rushed photography but this wasn't… Continue reading Red Velvet Cake

Bites, Decorations and theme, Holidays and Celebrations, Perfect Presents, Valentine's

Brownie Hearts (Plus Brownie Truffles!)

So a while ago I mentioned I had an insane brownie baking day, and I've finally gotten around to a follow-up post. I literally spent 4 hours in the kitchen only armed with some heart cookie cutters and a piping bag. It was the best of fun though it was exhausting work. And it's all Martha Stewart's… Continue reading Brownie Hearts (Plus Brownie Truffles!)

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake by Cake Diem
Cakes, Holidays and Celebrations, Recipes, Valentine's

Molten Lava Chocolate Cake

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! While I may not be into the heart-shaped candies and stuffed teddy bears, I do fully support an excuse for everyone to be nice to each other and for there to be a little bit more love in the world. Plus, it's a good excuse to eat more chocolate, starting with… Continue reading Molten Lava Chocolate Cake