Jen: Those who know me or have been following the blog will realise that I’m a very prolific baker (not just for the past three years but actually for as long as I can remember). Having family and friends around to bake for has been a great help. I’ve baked for birthdays and anniversaries galore and have even had the privilege of baking a 3-tiered wedding cake.
My tastes and ideas have developed over the 3 years. I’ve tried to challenge myself with each project so that I’m always learning new skills (that said I do have my favourite stand-bys for when time is tight). Other people’s opinions are also very important to me and I try to create cakes to suit the recipients’ tastes as well as being mindful of allergies.
My philosophy is keep it simple and I certainly tried to stick to that here. Having watched a steady rise in the popularity of naked cakes recently this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. After a fun day of sampling some amazing cake flavours around Edinburgh I wanted to up my game on the flavour front and create something more unusual. I don’t know if I managed but it certainly tasted good!
(white chocolate sponge filled with caramelised peaches and cardamom buttercream dusted with icing sugar and dotted with delicate fondant flowers)