Crystallised pear slices cake decoration

This cake turned out brilliantly well at every stage. It’s a stack of 3 x 6″ chocolate sponge cakes, sandwiched with fresh buttercream flavoured and coloured with raspberry compote or goo. Standard sponge ingredients: 8oz flour, butter and sugar with 2oz cocoa powder and a little coffee with sour cream to lift it up. I…

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Cherry Sponge Cake

Mr B is just better at some jobs than me. Fact. Otherwise I would do them. He can be, by nature, a difficult person to nudge along, though and he will very frequently  frequently often sometimes leave things n-e-a-r-l-y done. We’ve recently had a new fitted kitchen and Mr B has done a lot of…

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