These little cuties are the result of my one-day course at the excellent Cakes4Fun in Putney.
Food writer Harry Eastwood has proved that you really can have your cake and eat it…
I made these little fellas for my friend’s baby shower party. Cupcakes and baby showers – they both seem to be the thing to do these days!
In the Brookes family, my brother Tim holds the title of Cake Master™. High-flying property litigator by day, calorie craftsman extraordinaire by night, he produced this little (sorry, ENORMOUS) chocolate and salted caramel beauty – officially the best cake I have ever been made – for my 29th (ahem) birthday earlier this year.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that cake is one of the best things in the world. Cake can heal, cake can bring joy, cake can bring people together. If only Britain and Germany had sat down over a nice cup of tea and a slice of lemon drizzle and discussed all their differences in 1914, then the world would be a very different place.
Ingredients 6 ounces currants 6 ounces sultanas 4 ounces glace cherries 3 ounces mixed candied peel, finely chopped grated rind 1 small orange grated rind 1 small lemon 5 ounces butter, at room temperature 5 ounces soft brown sugar [...]