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…
The ritual of afternoon tea began in 1840 when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, asked for tea and bread and butter to combat ‘that sinking feeling’ in the late afternoon. Then, people tended to eat just breakfast and lunch, so it’s hardly surprising she felt peckish. The Duchess began to invite her friends to join her and, before long, this pause for tea became a fashionable social event.
Yesterday, as part of Sunday’s seventh birthday celebrations, we held a cupcake decorating competition. From directors and art editors to sales execs and subs, everyone unleashed their creativity in their own special way using the decorating tools provided (and others found elsewhere).
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!
Search online for ‘The World’s Biggest Cake’ and you’ll find a plethora of results. The world’s largest Christmas, Birthday, Wedding, Cupcake, even SpongeBob SquarePants cake will be there for you to wonder at and then wonder why.
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.