Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Cake with Raspberries

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My children love a family birthday and never let one pass without having candles on a cake! With my birthday falling just a few days after Easter this year I decided to bake a cake which was a bit more wholesome after the chocolate-laden weekend my children had experienced the week before.

Earl Grey, Lemon and Lavender Cake

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This cake was a winner when taste tested by my family, so much so that I plan to add it to our wedding and celebration cake menu, perfect for something a little different!

Dark Chocolate Tonka Bean Cake with Raspberry Glaze

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Bundt cakes are my go-to style for beautiful looking cakes for gatherings of family and friends when short on time. With a little bit of baking and a drizzle of icing you have something that looks amazing and easily forms a centrepiece for any table.

Choosing Wedding Cake Flavours

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With many of our 2016 brides and grooms in the process of choosing their wedding cake flavours I thought I would write a little post to take a peek inside our cakes and offer some tips on flavour choices!

Styling and Displaying your Wedding Cake

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The display and styling of your wedding cake is something that I ask all my clients to consider. After many months of work, it is worth making that last little effort to ensure your cake is a stunning centrepiece and a talking point for your guests.

Clementine Cake with Star Anise and Cinnamon, Cranberry Curd Meringue Buttercream and Pistachio

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With Christmas around the corner we are inundated with images and recipes for all sorts of delicious baking so I thought I would add to the mix with this seasonal spiced Clementine Cake with Cranberry. I think it looks so beautiful with the subtle orange and pink tones from the clementines and cranberries further contrasted with some green pistachio macarons! It has a lovely moist texture and paired with the silky meringue buttercream, would make a lovely light alternative to some traditionally heavier seasonal cakes.

Antonio Riva-Inspired Blush Copper Design

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My latest wedding cake design was inspired by the stunning gowns of Italian designer Antonio Riva. Having stumbled upon his work I couldn't but be captivated by the sharp silhouettes and bold modern detailing.

Botanical Glamour Styled Shoot

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I was thrilled to have been approached by Lovebird Designs to design a cake for a styled shoot at the beautiful Kilshane House in Tipperary.

Chai Spiced Apple Brown Sugar Cake, Brown Butter Icing and Blackberry Jam

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I have been experimenting for some time with apple cake recipes in a quest for one that has a clear autumnal flavour, is traditionally moist, but also cuts cleanly, a stringent requirement when making wedding and party cakes. Whether this Chai Spiced Apple Cake makes it to my menu or not I adored the flavour combination, and after much interest when I posted this picture on social media I thought I would share the recipe!

Caramelised White Chocolate

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I can't remember where exactly I first came across caramelised white chocolate but having heard of it needless to say it was something that I had to experiment with. I mean the words alone: caramel, white chocolate, caramelised white chocolate...what could there be not to love!