Cutting + sticking + sewing + baking. My creative life.

Cake Update

Let’s have an update on my recent cakes.  I had a break from Cake of the Month in August as I really needed it!  Yesterday I finally made the winning cake for July Cake of the Month.  The question was: –
I am going to make an intergalactic, time-travelling Dr Who cakeanoid for July Cake of the Month. Just answer the following question; if you had a TARDIS or similar time-travelling machine which moment in history/space/time would you visit or re-visit? Answers below and I will pick a winner.
And the winning answer: –
 I would not travel far, just back to the summer of 1992 when I’d finished school and had the best summer ever, no responsibilities, great weather, and just heaps of laughter.

For my husband’s birthday this year I thought it would be good to start the day with a mini-birthday cake for breakfast.

We had dinner with our parents and children in the evening and he had his main birthday cake then.

The recipe was from a very interesting book by Harry Eastwood called Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache.  The recipes all contain vegetables and are made with spelt or rice flour.  This light chocolate cake had 200g of butternut squash in it.  It was moist and delicious and I didn’t tell anyone about the veggies until after they had finished (I never do with my family!).  I think this cake could count as one of your five-a-day!

I got some fabulous, unusual British berries which were a limited edition from Waitrose.  They tasted a bit like raspberries.  Looked fancy 🙂

Well, that’s the end of my cake update.  More baked goods to come, I’m sure.
Love Melanie x

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