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This is a page just for my cakes and recipes. I work in IT, but I also love creating cakes and experimenting with all sorts of food and recipes. The main reason for me to make a site is to keep a record of my recipes and experiments. I hope it might even be helpful to other hobby bakers and home cooks. Please feel free to ask me anything, or suggest other ways to do things.

Most of my cakes are late night experiments for close friends and family, I don’t bake professionally and I work full time, so I pretty much only make cakes for friends and family.

 

Macaron Recipe and Tips for Perfect Macarons

A perfect macaron should be just set in the middle, with a soft and very slightly chewy centre and a thin layer of crispy outer shell. The surface should be smooth, almost shiny, and a macaron must have a clean “foot” where it expands and rises up from the tray while as it cooks, and …

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Lace Mat Chocolate Mousse Cake

Lace mats have become more and more popular with cake decorators but they are a unitasker. Most of us might use them a few times a year to make edible lace, but that’s it. Kevin from Bake boss made a great video showing how to use them to create decorative patterned jaconde sponge layers. The …

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Orange Dark Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

This is a variation of the Australian Women’s Weekly mud cake recipe. 675g Dark eating chocolate – chopped, 400g unsalted butter 2 tablespoons of very finely zested orange zest, (at least 3 or 4 big oranges). 390 ml freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon of natural vanilla extract. 275g brown sugar 260g plain flour 75g self-raising …

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Mexican Paste – Sugar Paste – Flower paste

Mexican paste is great for making fine flower petals. If you mix it with fondant it creates a great paste for sculpting figures. This is my favourite paste for making sugar flowers, it is fast to make, cheap, super reliable and lets me roll paper thin petals for flowers. Ingredients: 3 teaspoons CMC or Tylose powder …

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