Mary berry birthday madeira cake recipes

Classic Madeira Cake

Classic Madeira Cake

A few weeks before the birthday party I did a practice run of the cake to get to grips with using fondant icing and the recipe I’d tried out – Mary Berry’s Madeira Cake – went down so well with everyone there was no question that I’d be using it for the real thing
Top 10 best dessert recipes

Top 10 best dessert recipes

Hana baked this one from a cheesecake recipe by Mary Berry. I have baked (and eaten) quite a few in my time and one of my favourites has to be this White chocolate cheesecake with Raspberry coulis
Inspired by #GBBO

Inspired by #GBBO

It did not taste that nice – the texture wasn’t right – and there was no discernible crack, Mary Berry would not have been impressed
Five festive frugal things I did this week #16

Five festive frugal things I did this week #16

I used an old faithful recipe from the Mary Berry Christmas Collection*, where the pastry gets a lift from adding a bit of icing sugar and the grated zest of half an orange (recipe is also in this article)
DIY children's parties: birthday cake

DIY children's parties: birthday cake

I think the Mary Berry method is then to bung all the cake ingredients into a food processor, mix it up, and chuck it in the tins