Toffee Apple Cake

27 11 2010

This cake was a last minute bake when I realised I had a large leftover Bramley Apple from my Chutney making this morning.  Inspired by the crisp, snowy weather I decided I wanted something autumnal and this simple cake was the perfect choice.  The recipe is from my very first baking book called simply Baking by Catherine Atkinson & Juliet Barker.  It’s a great book for beginners with full page recipes alongside full page pictures with additional step by step images for many of the recipes.  Although I have 60+ books now, it’s still a book that I return to for classics and this is one of those that I have made several times.

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Picture Post: Latest cakes

26 11 2010

Yet another speedy post to add a few recent cake pictures.  I’m not sure I should even make excuses for my bad blogging behaviour because I’ve left it so long and I’m not sure how long it will be until my next one.  I do have a few posts in progress and a possible competition but feel I should wait until I have more time to devote to it properly.  In the meantime some cake pics to tide you over.

This cake was a lot of fun to design and create.  It was for a friend on twitter who was the 2nd person ever to follow me and for that I am truly thankful, I’ve met a lot of wonderful tweeps through her and discovered a whole world of kitsch that I didn’t even know existed.  Her hubby and son are pretty darn fabulous too.  The brief was a retro caravan with Michael written on the board.  I may have got carried away with the additions but I couldn’t resist as I knew a few of his favourite things and wanted to make it personal for him.  I was also lucky enough to see his reaction as his mum kindly videoed it for me.  That was a lovely treat for me as I often don’t see the recipient’s delight when they see the cake for the first time.

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