Tag Archives: cake

Evolution Bakery: gone to the dogs.

23 Aug

It was Elmer J. Fudd’s birthday over the weekend and he was having a party.  The bakery elves made him a cake…

It was a chocolate sponge with a double layer of chocolate, cream cheese icing.  It was iced in choclate fondant and decorated with marzipan, fondant and piped royal icing…

The party was a marvellous affair with party games, jambalaya, crispy duck, dog friendly treats and mimosas…we all left with a party bag!

He is a very spoilt doggy!

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Delicious and must be a few of your 5-a-day!

21 Jun

We made a Fathers Day cake for Grandpa Michael…

We cheated a bit and used a Waitrose recipe that took about 10 minutes to make.  It didn’t look the prettiest but a cake with a whole bag of squishy fruit in it is never going to win Miss Sexy Cake 2010.

Summer fruit and almond cake

Here’s the recipe…

I told you it’s not pretty…even the Waitrose picture isn’t that nice looking…but it is so delicious you will want to wet hump it.

Here’s a cake that is a bit prettier (but infinitely kitschy tackier)…presented by the Flemish Flower (but not dropped upside down this time)…

How adorably crazy weird is that?!?!

It’s going to be a long fat year!

3 Jun

Aradia and Mr Whit have asked for a gilded, 5 tiered, Marie Antoinette inspired cake for their wedding.

As VP of Evolution Cakes I thought it was time to start experimenting.

It turns out it’s really hard to gild a cake…It’s going to take many months and many cakes to get to a satisfactory result.

We also had a go at making gilded jewels and scroll-work which were surprisingly easy…these cupcakes didn’t stand a chance…num num num!

I had a go on a Caribbean Cake with chocolate fondant as I think we’ll soon be sick of sponge cake.

  • 2 or 3 really squishy old nanas
  • 150g SR flour
  • 150g Soft Butter
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • juice and zest of a lime
  • 2 eggs

Just squish up the bananas and mix everything together in a bowl.  Whack into a lined cake tin (I used a 6 six inch metal one) and bake at 180°C until springy about 50 mins.  Stick a skewer into it to make sure the middle is done…or something else sharp and pokey…I used a lobster fork as they don’t get used for fuck all else.