Saturday, 14 August 2010

Mad Hatter Wedding Cake

Here are a few photos of including this gorgeous, Mad Hatter's Tea Party inspired Cupcake Wedding Cake for the lovely Rhiannon and Dan.

Dan and Rhiannon's Wedding

Monday, 3 May 2010

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

We all knew going in that this weekend's weather was going to be less than ideal. However, being stuck indoors can have its perks! Especially when you are a baker procrastinating over a deadline and have some yummy Blueberries to use up!

So these are my Bank Holiday Blueberry Babies..I mean Muffins.

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

I don't normally make muffins in my professional baking repertoire (maybe I should??) so when I needed a good reliable recipe I went to my go-to guide for the classics The King Arthur Baking Companion. I miss using King Arthur Flour, as they really do produce a superior product..but I digress.

Recipe is here
and will work with any yummy seasonal fruit you happen upon in the coming months and can be tweaked in any way you desire! It's very easy and certainly doesn't require much brain power on a sleepy Sunday (or Bank Holiday Monday!) morning to produce excellent results.

The only tweaks I made, were to double the vanilla and I didn't over fill the muffin tin as you would normally to get those mega muffin tops. My blueberries were exceptionally juicy and I had bad visions of spending my Bank Holiday Monday scrubbing exploded blueberries out of my oven. But by all means, go wild! I also decided to make a crumb style top, out of medium oats, brown sugar, butter, flour and cinnamon all rubbed together then drizzled on top before baking. This gave the muffins a fragrant crispy top that so many people love. Again, this a perfect place to experiment with toppings and flavours. Also, a good tip for fruit muffin making in general, always lightly toss your fruit in a little flour before adding to the a batter as it keeps them from sinking to the bottom of your muffins.


Hope you are having a great day off..


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Springtime in London

We are all suffering the effects of the ash cloud and if you are stuck somewhere and have had your life upended, our thoughts are with you! But if you are on the other end, its hard to be down about it on a day like today. Blue skies, warm sun, flowers bursting out from every branch...and the slow pace. The empty streets, the silence and the peace. I think in a way it's been nice to slow down for a few days and to literally, stop and smell the roses.

So this afternoon, I came home and sat in the garden, had a cup of tea and a truly amazing sweet-tart lemon bar. Really, as close to tasting spring as you can get. The flavour bursts with sunshine and when there is nothing else to do but wait, can you ask for more?

Bittersweet Bakers

Sunday, 18 April 2010

A Very Good Day for Cake

We make cakes all the time for lovely people all over the big smoke, but today we really went all out to make two particular lovely ladies super happy!

Firstly, the super cool Mademoiselle Robot got married today and being the truly unique and stylish girl that she is, she wanted a decidedly unique and stylish wedding cupcake display.




Secondly, the amazingly creative and super talented Emma, otherwise known as Erqsome celebrated the big 3-0 with a super lush vegan chocolate cake!


Doesn't she look like a cake loving super spy?? Oh, yes she does.


Hope you have enjoyed this glorious weekend, even if you are stuck somewhere because of the stupid ash cloud.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Bollocks to Baking!

I know, it's been ages since we have reported happenings around Bittersweet HQ but we have had our little hands literally full of yummy goodies for weeks on end now leaving precious little time to catch up with you all! How have you been? We certainly hope all silly notions of diets and detoxes have fully been banished and you are back on the cake wagon, woot!

Spring is here it seems and with it we have a new menu with new flavours! We hope that it inspires you to give us a call and try out something new and exciting.

In other very exciting news, Bittersweet Bakers was written up by the gorgeous ladies of Domestic Sluttery, who we caked up for their 1st birthday party! They celebrated in style and we hope this the first of many birthdays to come! They were so kind and we really appreciate the glowing review!! Thanks girls!

Here are a few photos of what's been happening around here lately...

And my personal favourite the SUPERSIZE cupcake!!
Giant Cupcake!!

And some lovely Valentine's Cupcakes

Valentine's Cupcakes

Valentine's Cupcakes

Take care cake lovers!