Thursday, 25 December 2008

A Summary of Christmas Baking

Phew! What an exciting couple of weeks it's been! So many deliveries to so many cake lovers!

I have finally just been able to come out from the kitchen, out of the haze of flour and buttercream, on this Christmas night to tell you all about the magnificent amount of baking that has been happening over the last few weeks here at Bittersweet HQ.

We have been really busy making all sorts of magical Christmas goodies, which hopefully by now have brought lots of warmth and happiness to all the lucky recipients of the many gifts and birthday cakes we have sent out into the world!

There is so much to tell, so for now I will give you a photographic tour of some of what we have been cooking up...

Christmas Spice Dark Chocolate Truffles

Carrot and Coconut Cupcakes for hungry Ice Skaters

How cute are the decorations??

Triple Chocolate Brownies... 9 of the 400 we baked this week!

Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing. Only 4 out of the 600 hundred we baked this week....

Special Happy Birthday Cupcakes for a very special company

Sticky Toffee Birthday Cake with Sea Salt Caramel Fudge. Truly decadent.

Big boxes for a big hearted company, my old friends Collective.
Some of the coolest and most amazing people you will ever meet.

Who happen to really like nice cupcakes!
Including devastatingly good gluten-free/wheat-free cakes!

Deep, golden, buttery Pecan Pie. Warm, nutty, toffee-licious.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
Best wishes for a sweet 2009,
Bittersweet Bakers

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Just Brilliant

We went to see Eddie Izzard in the west end last night and I picked up this t-shirt. I am not usually a fan t-shirt sort of person, but not only do I love this sketch (watch it on You Tube if you haven't seen it before) but Cake or Death pretty much sums up how I feel about eating good food. What is the point of life if you don't eat something amazing every single day?

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Happy Birthday Cake for Steve!

A Ginger and Guinness Cake for Steve! Happy Birthday and thanks so much for all your help!

Also, here is an after photo of what the frozen ginger snap balls bake up into. Just perfect!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Christmas Cupcakes

I have never been one to go completely crazy for Christmas decorations, but as Christmas orders are coming in I have been thinking about how I will decorate them. I found these ridiculously cute decorations and actually can't wait to deck all the gorgeous Christmas cupcakes with these little beauties. Seriously cute...
If you don't believe me, have a look at them in action on these tasty pumpkin spice cakes.

See? Super cute.

The other stars in this box are the Tart Lemon cupcakes, Very Vanilla Cupcakes with silky chocolate glaze and then everyone's winter favourites.. Pumpkin Spice.

A whole Box of Tart Lemon Cupcakes for a particular addict. You know who you are.. and we just love you for it.

And Bittersweet to go! These are frozen balls of our cookie dough which make having Bittersweet biscuits any time a snap.

More lovely birthday cakes for London's discerning cake eaters... this time a luscious Banana Cake with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese icing. Delicious!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving in London

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans celebrating in London and to our loved ones across the pond!
We have so much to be thankful for this year and tonight we are giving thanks in many ways. All while eating pumpkin pie of course...

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

London's Sweet Tooth

Wow! It's quite amazing how the cold weather makes us all turn to a nice piece of birthday cake, a warm spicy cinnamon roll or a yummy chocolate chip cookie with our tea. We have had another really busy week here at Bittersweet and have delivered lots of deliciousness all around London to warm you all up. Especially the toffee and spice lovers, who have been out in full force!

Here's a taste of what's been baking in our ovens...

Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookies

the very addictive Tart Lemon Cupcakes

Spicy Cinnamon Rolls just coming out of the oven

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes for a modern twist on Thanksgiving

More Birthday Cakes, this time in Vanilla Cheesecake

with ginger crumb crust and Sticky Toffee Cake

as well as Chocolate Truffle Cake

and just for a snack, some Sticky Toffee Cupcakes topped with Sea Salt Caramel Fudge

and their big brother, a Sticky Toffee Birthday Cake with Sea Salt Caramel Fudge

Stay Warm London!

Friday, 14 November 2008

Sugar High Friday!

Busy, busy today!

Lots of lovely cake, going to lots of lovely people around London.

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

Cheesecake Brownies... hardcore chocoholics only.

A variety of tasty cupcakes, for the lovely Tricia raising money for Children in Need!

Celebrations aplenty this weekend! Hope yours is just as fun and flavourful.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Socktopus and Bittersweet Bakers Sunday

As you have seen below, Socktopus has opened in Chelsea! Not only is it a gorgeous shop for knitting fanatics (myself included!), but also will be hosting special knitting get togethers during the week and special meet ups on Sundays where Bittersweet Bakers will be providing sweet treats for hungry knitters. The first will be this Sunday 16 November, so if you have an interest in cake and knitting, please stop by......

.......I will save a cupcake for you!

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Would you like a cupcake?

Or maybe a whole box of cupcakes if you are feeling really naughty.. or just greedy :-)

This time of year, it's all about spicy Cinnamon Rolls for me...

Although, a slice of birthday cake is always nice too.

Hope you are having a sweet weekend!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Thank You Cupcakes

Some Super Vanilla cupcakes for Steve, thank you again for all you have done for the website!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Socktopus - Opening Party

Socktopus, a luxury sock yarn shop, has just opened its first location in Chelsea to much enthusiasm and success. We baked the cupcakes for the party, complete with handmade white chocolate sock decorations!

Cupcakes served: Very Vanilla Bean cake with White Chocolate Buttercream, Chocolate Truffle and Pumpkin Spice with Vanilla Cream Cheese icing. Yummy!
Congratulations Alice! I am so happy for you!

Friday, 31 October 2008

Birthday Cake for Casey

For Emma, whose darling daughter Casey turned 1 this week.

Very Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream.

Hello London.

It's finally here!

After much baking, eating and testing, Bittersweet was born this week.

It's been an exciting process and a long time coming. We are really looking forward to sharing the extraordinary delights we have created with you all. We have a genuine passion for flavour and believe that if you are going to spend your hard earned money on a little luxury, it should rock your world. Go on, you deserve it.

So, we are open for business.... our website is up, gorgeous cards and menus have been printed and even the first orders have been placed. Away we go! It's going to be a tasty ride.

Thank you to all who have listened, ate and gushed over the treats and more importantly to those who have made this part of the journey possible!

A huge, special thank you to Alex Black and Steve Little whose talents astonish and without whom the Bittersweet look wouldn't be complete.