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Fraisier Cake

Fraisier Cake

You will come across several variations on the subjects which are not just limited to the overall shape (round, square or rectangular), but also to the number of sponge layers and to the decoration on the top

Mini Strawberry Cakes

For a change, I used the all in one spongerecipe. With a hint of strawberry in the sponge, light and creamy frosting and a flower on top, these define summer to a T
Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Line the base and sides of the square tin with long rectangles of baking parchment. When the sponge is cold, carefully slice the cake in half horizontally, so you have two thin sponges of equal depth
Battenberg…with a difference

Battenberg…with a difference

Assembling the BattenergCut the slices of sponge into neat squares and arrange in a larger square with each flavour on the diagonal
CHOCOLATE & CHESTNUT BÛCHE DE NOËL + A GIVEAWAY

CHOCOLATE & CHESTNUT BÛCHE DE NOËL + A GIVEAWAY

Thankfully that didn’t happen this time and I got to decorate the cake with some gold leaf (there’s only a small amount because I’d nearly run out), tempered chocolate squares and chocolate shavings
Mokatines

Mokatines

Turned out to be a great little baking challenge for me, as it tested my patience and I got to learn more about genoise sponge but all within relative comfort zones
Mary Berry's Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake

Mary Berry's Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake

The sponge is light as air and as it's an all-in-one mixing method, you can't go wrong. Pour the icing over the cake, spread it gently to the edges with a small pallet knife and sprinkle over the chopped stem ginger
Mary Berry's fondant fancies

Mary Berry's fondant fancies

Cover four sides of each square with buttercream (not the marzipan top or the base). For the sponge, beat together all the sponge ingredients until smooth
Recipe for success

Recipe for success

Given enough time, the icing will set and you can cut nice, neat squares, though I'm not always patient enough (witness this photo from my blog post in June, with the brownies featuring as a surprise birthday treat for my youngest sister)
The Wedding Cakes!

The Wedding Cakes!

), Brownies, mini Victoria Sponges, tiffin, Bara Brith, Coconut Squares, Coffee and Walnut cake, battenburg, Cupcakes, Lemon Drizzle Cakes and a lovely two tier iced Fruit Cake for cutting (pictured up top)
A Fond(ant) Trip Down Memory Lane

A Fond(ant) Trip Down Memory Lane

Once the cake was cooked and cooled, I sliced it into one inchsquares, and topped each square with a blob  of buttercream
Thursday Chocolate Brownies

Thursday Chocolate Brownies

Now, how gooey, fudgy or more sponge like you want them (why would you. But a longer time will take them to more cake like realms