Cakery Bakery: Cinnamon roll cake

I finished work on Friday. Not forever, but for long enough. Oh, it was like being let out of school before the long summer holiday, only with several hundred added Braxton Hicks. I bought a newborn car seat, in celebration (by heck do I know how to live). And then I made a cake. It … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Cinnamon roll cake

Cakery Bakery: Strawberry cream puff cake

We made it to May! I don't have any maypoles handy, and I'm not keen on the idea of gathering nuts, in May or otherwise. But, do you know, it feels like an awfully long time since I made some cake. It being May and all, we decided to bake something appropriate for sunny weather. … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Strawberry cream puff cake

Cakery Bakery: Mince pie pinwheels

This afternoon I took a big, deep breath. Because we're almost there: Tim's last day of work before the Christmas break was today, and we have a quiet, lovely weekend planned before next week's festivities. This evening, with Henry in bed and Tim out with friends, I thought I'd watch You've Got Mail and bake. So I … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: Mince pie pinwheels

Christmas Cakery Bakery: the Hummingbird Bakery’s sweet and salty chocolate cake

Whoa, wait, hang on a minute. Christmas is in how many days? I haven't done a thing. Well, we have a Christmas tree, though it's getting more undressed by the day (saucy). And I have half a knitted garland for my living room. But no presents and no prep. I need to get a grip. … Continue reading Christmas Cakery Bakery: the Hummingbird Bakery’s sweet and salty chocolate cake

Cakery Bakery: the celebratory Swedish tea-ring

Hey, you: want to make a giant cinnamon pastry? It doesn't have to be your birthday. Actually, the Swedish tea-ring isn't exactly a pastry - it's too bready for that. Otherwise, though, it really is an oversized circular cinnamon roll that will bring you joy, especially when you bury your face in it (recommended). Shall … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: the celebratory Swedish tea-ring

The Great Cakery Bakery Pumpkin Quest: Classic pumpkin pie

Yes, I went there again. I had a tin of pumpkin left, and felt there were still pie mountains to climb. Reach for the stars, you guys. Reach for the pumpkin stars. On the advice of several astute commenters, I used the recipe on the back of the Libby's canned pumpkin tin, and felt that … Continue reading The Great Cakery Bakery Pumpkin Quest: Classic pumpkin pie

The Great Cakery Bakery Pumpkin Quest: Hummingbird Bakery pumpkin cheesecake

There's a nip in the air today. An icy draught has been blowing up from the bottom of the stairs, freezing our feet, and it smells like woodsmoke. Little boys like nothing better than running around and yelling on autumn days like this, so we'll be off to the park in a few minutes. Just … Continue reading The Great Cakery Bakery Pumpkin Quest: Hummingbird Bakery pumpkin cheesecake

Cakery Bakery: the Whisk Kid’s Rainbow Cake

If there's one thing I've learned when it comes to baking, it's that you should never bake something for the first time if it absolutely has to go right. Well, you can, if you want. And if you're an instinctive, super-confident baker you could probably do it and have it go marvellously. Not me, though. I … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: the Whisk Kid’s Rainbow Cake

Cakery Bakery: frozen peanut butter chocolate pie

Our house has been shamefully dessert-free for ages. We are supposed to be dieting (ha). Well, no more of that nonsense. I found a recipe for a frozen peanut butter chocolate pie, and only had to mention it once for Timothy to make a strangled noise of excitement. Peanut butter and Timothy have a special … Continue reading Cakery Bakery: frozen peanut butter chocolate pie