October has been an extremely busy baking month for me. First there was the Cake and Bake Show which certainly gave me more inspiration than I knew what to do with! Then there was Hubby’s birthday and what is the point in having a baker for a life if she can’t make you a decent cake? So I did! Then a friend had asked me to make her daughters birthday cake for her. I was so flattered to be asked I was never going to say no.
So here is a round up of what I made.
First up were Chocolate and Lime Macarons. I made green macarons and filled with with a dark chocolate ganache and a homemade lime curd in the middle. (These were really good).
Obviously in the interest of jumping on the blogger Halloween train I made some Halloween Biscuits.
Next up, after a suggestion from another friend, I made Gin and Elderflower Macarons. This time they were grey macarons filled with an elderflower buttercream and a gin and tonic jelly.
Pinky requested pink cake… Obviously it had to be pink! So together we made some pink Vanilla Cupcakes with a Vanilla Italian Meringue Buttercream.
Up next was Hubby’s birthday cake. I took this opportunity to make two types of cake I had always want to try in one go. A Sprinkle Piñata Cake. The smarties in the middle were a huge surprise to him. It had to be smarties as they are his favourite.
Lastly the birthday cake for my friends little girl. I was given a brief of a chocolate cake and a picture of the sort of thing she wanted. This was my interpretation and I was very please with it…. I hope my friend was too.
November will be filled with baking but it is unlikely to be this full…. Hopefully one day soon I will be able to bake even more than this.