Chocolate Easter Cake

Chocolate Easter Cake with torn Buttercream Inside Shot_Baked by Kirsty
Chocolate Easter Cake with torn Buttercream_Baked by Kirsty

This delightful Chocolate Easter Cake was made with Chocolate Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched with Vanilla Condensed Milk Buttercream. To create this striking torn and broken buttercream effect, a layer of chocolate buttercream was covered top and bottom with a spring fresh lemon-yellow buttercream. The chocolate buttercream showing through was a perfect background for some buttercream grass with candy Easter Eggs nestled about and a chocolate Easter Bunny or three.

Vintage Cake Collection

Vintage Cake Collection Showcase-2_Baked by Kirsty

Once upon a time a birthday cake was a simple but exciting treat. All it needed was a few candles and maybe some Hundreds & Thousands. These cakes are my tribute to those simpler times. They are all about the cake, with simple and neat buttercream frosting, soft vintage colours, a blank canvas for you to add candles, a cake topper, bunting or balloons. And let us know if you would like sprinkles – we have great mixes that will compliment your cake.

 

 

Some flavour combinations to consider:

Vanilla on Vanilla

Chocolate on Chocolate

Lemon on Lemon or maybe with Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla on Chocolate

Classic Birthday Cake – Yellow Butter Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

The cakes from the Vintage Cake Collection will be equally at home for a graduation, baby shower or house warming party. Timeless elegance no matter the occasion.

 

Vintage Heritage Buttercream Colours_Baked by Kirsty
Vintage Collection Pink Purple_Baked by Kirsty
Vintage Collection White Purple_Baked by Kirsty
Vintage Collection  Purple Yellow Green_Baked by Kirsty

Occasion Cakes

Nutty Orange Carrot Cake_Baked by Kirsty

Sometimes an occasion just needs cake. A casual gathering of friends, maybe a book club meet up or a treat for a small birthday. With all-round favourites and naked or semi-naked cakes that are all about the delicious cake you are sure to find one you will like. But if buttercream is your weakness a fully coated cake with buttercream swirls and roses will be what you are after. Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon and Nutty Orange Carrot are just a few of our favourite flavours.

Semi-Naked Vanilla Cake

Semi-Naked Vanilla Tea Cake_Baked by Kirsty

This Vanilla Cake is perfect for any casual occasion. Visitors coming for tea, a book club gathering, a cake for teacher and with the addition of a few candles would even make an impromptu birthday cake. The soft buttery vanilla layers are peeking out from a thin layer of delicious Ermine Vanilla Buttercream. Also referred to as a Heritage Frosting, Ermine Buttercream is a mildly sweet buttercream made from a cooked flour pudding, beaten together with butter to a silky smooth texture that tastes just like ice-cream. Soft colours are added for a fresh effect and then piped in roses, swirls and stars. Sugar butterflies and small sprinkles finish off the minimal decorations. Purely optional of course!

Chocolate Italian Sponge Cake

Chocolate Italian Sponge_Baked by Kirsty

A versatile cake that is soft and pillowy and so easy to flavour. Vanilla and lemon are often the traditional choice and both delicious but I wanted to try a chocolate version and I was so glad I did. Lots of eggs are whipped with sugar to a thick foam and the flour and cocoa is gently folded in – very carefully so that all that wonderful air is not lost.

The baked cake is so soft – if it is baked into a tray it can be rolled into a Swiss Roll but baked in a sandwich pan yields a nice tall cake. Because of the very delicate texture this cake is wonderful paired with a silky Swiss Meringue Buttercream or a light whipped chocolate cream, yes – you read correctly. Chocolate cream! It is not suitable for stacking into a tall cake but is perfect for a tea party, a book club gathering or even as an easy dessert after a dinner party.