Cthulhu Returns

Mmm, Insanity

The Cthulhu cake returns and this time it’s one slightly bigger cake. ¬†Same as before it is vanilla and chocolate sponge cake with a chocolate and caramel filling. ¬†Cthulhu was completely made of marzipan dyed dark green.

Traditional Baked Cheesecake

I love baked cheesecake and so I thought I would give it a go. I used a recipe for a more traditional sort of baked cheesecake like the ones you’d find in a New York deli. It was a long process to make it all but it was definitely worth it. The base was light and the cheesecake was moist and tart and somehow dense but not overly so. In short I hope I make this again one day.

Vanilla-Cherry Cupcakes

Just simple vanilla sponge cakes with a morello cherry filling inside. Iced with cream cheese and Wilton sparkle gel. I found the sparkle gel in Julian Graves so I couldn’t resist trying it out.

Gingerbread House

om nom

 

Well for my first ever attempt at making both a gingerbread house and royal icing it didn’t go too badly. I have learnt that you need plenty of gingerbread and that royal icing has to be so thick that a pallet knife can almost stand up in it.

I decorated it with green and red m&ms, smarties and haribo starmix. The marshmallows are loft insulation because there’s a gap in the roof heh.

Happy New Year!