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!

Inspirational Shoot at Horetown House

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We were thrilled to be asked to design cakes for a recent inspirational…

Apple and Blackberry Cupcakes

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I am a huge fan of blackberries, not only for their flavour…

The Art of Cake

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I have recently been organising and decorating my little home cake studio and had been in search of some art to adorn the walls. Fortuitously, I came across the beautiful work of watercolour artist Enya of Enya's Art of Patisserie through Instagram and fell in love with her pretty paintings of cakes, cupcakes and french patisserie. Turning cake art into actual art..how exciting!

Jenny Packham Inspired Wedding Cake-Design Inspiration and Process

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My style is naturally minimalist but I have always adored the exquisite beading of Jenny Packham bridal gowns which are simultaneously decorative and yet elegantly understated. For some time I have wanted to translate this into a cake design and with one of my cake resolutions of 2015 being to embrace more decorative elements a recent week off gave me the perfect opportunity.

Our Favourite Natural Wedding Cake Styles

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The trend for rustic wedding cakes is continuing with ‘naked’ cakes still making a regular appearance at 2015 weddings. Here at Cove Cake Design we have been putting our own twist on natural styles…take a look at our favourites!

The Gloriette Cake Stand

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Since becoming a cake decorator I have developed a slight obsession with cake stands which has in recent times surpassed that of my love of a good handbag. Rather than hiding handbags, I now retort ‘Oh, that old cake stand!’ if my husband remarks on a new one. The majority of my stands have been purchased on the online treasure trove that is Borrowed Blue Boutique.

Celebrating The First Anniversary of The Dining Room

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This week celebrates the first anniversary of the opening of The Dining Room in Dun Laoghaire, an inter-faith outreach project which sees volunteers from all walks of life preparing hot cooked lunches for the homeless, elderly and those experiencing food poverty and loneliness. I have had the pleasure of contributing in my own small way to this project by regularly donating the results of my love of baking, recipe tests and photo shoots.

Celebrating the launch of Cove Cake Design’s New Website: Lemon and Rosemary Bundt Cake

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For my first post I am going back to what started me on this journey, a love of baking, by sharing with you an easy yet striking cake recipe, Lemon and Rosemary Bundt. The beauty of this cake defies its simplicity, making it perfect for even a novice baker who wants to make something a little special. It is dense, moist and cuts well, easily feeding a little crowd...