Monday, 13 August 2012

An apple a day

According to his wife, birthday boy “A” loves apple pie and isn’t a fan of icing.  To meet specifications and please the man of the hour, Upper Cut Cakes gal “E” chose a recipe for Apple Pie Cake that is chock full of fresh fruit and baked in a pie dish.  The cake was so moist that she felt whipped cream was sufficient accompaniment, making sauce unnecessary.

But what’s a cake without some adornment or special decorative touch?  So staying true to the icing-free mandate, “E” ringed the birthday cake with homemade cinnamon cookies (biscuits) in the shape of little apples and affixed with small dollops of whipped cream.

The cake proved a hit at the party but fortunately a slice was saved so “A” could enjoy a second helping at tea time!

("Apple pie cake" made with crunchy Braeburn apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg, baked in a pie dish, decorated with delicate and crispy cinnamon-covered cookies in the shape of apples, and served with freshly whipped cream.) 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Always happy to help a worthwhile cause Uppercut cake gal, Jen was delighted to be asked to bake cupcakes for a fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The hot tub experience followed by afternoon tea proved to be a real success.

(Lemon cupcakes with buttercream icing decorated with individually handcrafted fondant daffodils)