well the last few months have been interesting....

So my journey started in November when I was given the Great British Bake Off Showstopper recipe book for my birthday from my bestow following the amazing series 3. So I baked my husband a rather amazing chocolate fudge cake (covered in ganache and iced animals from shop), then I baked my granny some little London stout cakes (muffins make with chocolate porter), following those were lots of cupcakes for work for xmas ( seriously need some nozzles) then followed Christmas eve puds with a difference and my own version of a choc cherry kirsch cake. My grandad passed away end Dec following long illness and granny asked me to bake some cakes including coffee cake for the wake, 55 bitesize cupcakes in a variety of flavours and toppings plus a large coffee mocha cake with Bailey’s buttercream. All delicious. Then dad’s cake….shopping list now consists of
nozzles and/or piping kit
fondant tools
brushes
better rolling mat

next mission, cake for besties bday start of Feb. theres an ongoing thing that I always include something related to cows for her pressie so I’ve decided to make a carrot cake with a fondant cow on top. Have downloaded some pics to use to guide me. Will get everything bought next week or so then start baking!!

Corinne, Bristol, UK. started baking Nov 2012 & started experimenting with decorating Jan 2013. keen to learn, all tips/advice/areas for improvement welcome!

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