AMAZING Chocolate Cake with OMG Peanut Butter Frosting!

 

The perfect cake for any chocolate and peanut butter fan!

Last week was a very busy week in the ZoBird Kitchen.  Besides making plenty of cakes for other people I made a delectable cake for me and Grant too, meaning I spent a majority of last week and the weekend in the kitchen baking my little heart out…madness I hear you cry…BLISS I hear me sigh!  This cake was the last of the week and was made for my good friend Mr Rigby who has only been in our Create Dept since September but is already a well embedded member of the Create family…it’s also a huge bonus that he loves cake like me! Continue reading »

Nature Cake!

Birthday cake inspired by nature!

This cake was a commission from a friend who was going to her close friend’s 30th birthday party.  The only stipulation was that the cake was white with leaves on it.  Above is the final product and below are details on how I did the different components.  It was a great little project because i’d never tried something like this before and because the brief was so open the possibilities to make this look ‘natural’ were endless. Continue reading »

Toffee Coffee Cupcakes/HUGE Cupcakes/Muffins!!!

Toffee Coffee Cupcakes with sprinkles!

My fiance Grant LOVES coffee cupcakes, he always suggests them whenever I ask the dreaded ‘What shall I bake?!’ question, and until 3 months ago it infuriated me as I didn’t like coffee.  Something weird happened though and after a coffee out with friends, and perhaps a combination of sheer determination too, I am now a self-confessed coffeeaholic much to the glee of my mate Nic!

So this Tuesday just gone I decided to make coffee inspired cupcakes for our school department lunchtime.  Even though the Hummingbird Espresso ones are Grant’s favourite I was desperate to make some with my own twist.  I found a Toffee Mocha Recipe on the Baking Mad website and made them unique to me…. Continue reading »