Spring Flower Cupcakes

Spring Blossom Cupcakes

I really love cupcakes. They are easy to transport. They are fabulous for meetings or parties, no cutting or slicing. If you need to feed 30 people just order 30 cupcakes. Simple. But the thing I love the most about them is that there are so many ways to decorate them with buttercream. Buttercream swirls, buttercream blobs, buttercream stars and buttercream flowers. I had so much fun decorating these. The colours were so cheerful, the flowers surprisingly easy and yet so striking and really beautiful. The soft lemon cupcakes were the perfect vehicle for this delicious, silky buttercream. I may have put a whole bunch of pics on the gallery, so if you need a spring pick-me-up head over there, I am sure these guys will cheer you up! I know they cheer me up every time i look at them.

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.

Signature Biscuit Box Cake – Oreo

Signature Biscuit Box Cake ft Oreos_Baked by Kirsty

The only problem with constructing a Signature Biscuit Box Cake featuring Oreo Cookies is when to stop adding Oreo’s. Boy are boy are these cookies delicious! It is possible to bake Oreo Cookie crumbs into the cake but for this one we exercised some restraint, we did, however add Oreo cookie crumbs to the buttercream and pressed the few left over crumbs onto the side for a delicious Oreo crumb skirt. We also used them to coat the Oreo cake truffles and to make Oreo Cake Crumbs that were hidden in the buttercream between the layers for a surprise crunch.

Taking inspiration from the Oreo Cookies themselves this cake was made from Velvet Chocolate cake layers sandwiched with white Vanilla Condensed Milk Buttercream and sprinkled with crunchy Oreo Cake Crumbs. Then we lovingly covered the cake with Oreo Buttercream frosting and went to town decorating with chocolate dipped Oreo Cookies, buttercream filled Oreo Cookies, chocolate shards with Oreo bits and Oreo buttercream swirls. Whilst a chocolate drip is optional we think it takes this cake to the next level of deliciousness as does the addition of Cake truffles. It is also possible that a few Lindt chocolate balls got in on the fun and found their way onto the top of this cake.

What would you include on your Signature Biscuit Box Cake? Or even inside? Include it all in your order if you dare!

 

Sketch vs final Cake

When a client asks for a Signature Cake I really try to make each one individual and unique. The basic structure of each Signature Cake remains common, for example they all comprise of cake layers sandwiched with buttercream, smooth iced and then decorated. But it is in the decorations that I try to add a unique touch. Often this needs to be communicated to the client and so I resort to sketches. Now please let me make it very clear – I am not an artist and these are very rough sketches but I am rather pleased to see that my ideas, however roughly mapped onto paper, have translated quite well into the final cakes.

 

Cake - Chocolate & Raspberry Signature_Baked by Kirsty
Chocolate Shop Sketch

 

Signature Chocolate Shop Cake.

Flavour: Chocolate and Raspberry

Cake: Chocolate Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Chocolate Heritage Buttercream.

Decorations: Raspberry Meringue Rose Lollipops, Chocolate Discs with sprinkles and Raspberry bits, Lindt Raspberry Sensations and Chocolate Drip.

 

Ice Cream Parlour Sketch
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Signature Ice Cream Parlour Cake.

Flavour: Classic Vanilla

Cake: Vanilla Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Vanilla Heritage Buttercream.

Decorations: Ice Cream Dropped Cone made of a cake ball ice-cream and wafer cone, a Cupcake Shake made of a vanilla cupcake with buttercream and chocolate, topped with a jelly cherry and straws, Cupcake Sundae made of cupcake layers in a sundae cup with buttercream and Chocolate Drip topped with a jelly cherry and spoon and finally a mini buttercream wafer cone on the side. Rainbow sprinkles and buttercream swirls finish it all off with a sprinkling of colour.

 

 

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Merry Monster Sketch

 

Signature Cakes with Character – Merry Monster

Flavour: Chocolate and Orange

Cake: Chocolate Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Orange Curd Condensed Milk Buttercream.

Decorations: Furry buttercream coating, chocolate mouth and topped with marshmallow stalk eyes with Candy eyes and buttercream hair oh and hairy eyeballs LOL!

 

Candyland Sketch
Cake - Candyland Signature with Smarties_Baked by Kirsty

 

Signature Candyland Cake

Flavour: Vanilla Velvet

Cake: Vanilla Velvet Cake layers, sandwiched and covered with Vanilla Condensed Milk Buttercream.

Decorations: Chocolate discs decorated with whole and bits of Smarties, Chocolate letter G, Smarties on the sides and rainbow sprinkles, buttercream swirls. The sketch noted Smartie coloured drips but “just chocolate” was the request. This shows that the sketch helps when preparing a cake to specification so that changes can be made to the final cake.

Signature Cakes with Character – Merry Monster

Merry Monster Cake-Chocolate Orange_Baked by Kirsty

 

BOO!

 

Hope I didn’t scare you but that’s my name, Boo!

I am a Stalk-Eyed Monster Cake that Baked by Kirsty made especially for Halloween.

 

My Orange Curd Condensed Milk Buttercream fur tastes really good with my three Chocolate Velvet Cake layers.

 

You can tell my age by the number of eyes I have. And in case you were wondering … they are made of marshmallows and candy sweets perched on handy lollipop stalks – so you can grab them and eat every bit! Except the lollipop sticks – please don’t eat those! Maybe I could join you for your next Halloween party and with a bit of luck you might get the hairy eyeball!

 

Signature Ice Cream Parlour Cake

Signature Ice-Cream Parlor Cake-Decor_Baked by Kirsty

We all know that dropping your ice-cream is the saddest thing of all time. But not if you drop it on your Ice Cream Parlour cake. This glorious cake can be any flavour you like, just like ice-cream. So choose vanilla or chocolate. Or maybe strawberry? How about mint? Baked by Kirsty will then bake up delicious Cake layers, and other Cake decorations and Cupcakes that all go into assembling your dropped and dripping Ice-cream Cone Cake, Cake Sundae and Cupcake Shake. All this is perched on top of your chosen cake layers sandwiched with your choice of buttercream, swirls and not forgetting that chocolate drip. Sprinkles and straws finish off the look with cherries, wafers and chocolate sauce or maybe marshmallows and strawberry sauce. It will be up to you to choose which bit you grab and eat first – we are sorry we cannot help you with that decision.

This is a fun party cake where ice-cream, shakes and sundaes are made of cake!

 

Besides being colourful and delicious we think that it would be extra fun to mix 4 Ice-Cream Parlour Flavours and Decorations. Maybe you want to try a …

 

Vanilla Cake with a Chocolate Ice Cream Cone Cake, a Strawberry Sundae and a Banana Shake. We think it will be a taste extravaganza!