Friday, 24 December 2010
Thanks to colleagues at Racepoint for raising £17.60, and to Hal for another generous donation of £10 (and for cleaning up after me once again!). These two lonely cakes were left over, so I'll be trying to sell them to my mum and dad later today!
Update: sold the last two cakes to mam and dad for a generous £5, bringing the total to £32.60.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Credit goes to Amy Lane for her black forest recipe (although I did improvise a bit too) and to Hummingbird Bakery for the ginger cupcake recipe.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
On the menu this month are carrot-cake cupcakes with an orange butter cream frosting and I even tried my hand at whoopie pies for the first time. These ones are pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese frosting, courtesy of the new Violet cakes recipe book I got from my sister-in-law (shhh, it was a Christmas present I opened early!).
Thursday, 28 October 2010
It's 10.45pm and the cakes are packed up ready to take to work in the morning. I hope I can get them there in one piece so I can raise lots of donations!
This month's cupcakes were based on this basic chocolate cupcake recipe topped with the a cream cheese icing, from the Hummingbird recipe book.
The pumpkin (expertly carved by Hal), will serve as this month's honesty box.
Here's hoping the first bake sale will be a success and that my colleagues will write me some reviews in the comments section (or at least pick a rating anyway!).
Thursday, 21 October 2010
So, I have a bit of a thing about cupcakes. Trouble is, I tend not to bake them as then I end up eating too many of them…
So, Cakes for Life is born: I hereby pledge to bake some (cup)cakes about once a month and ‘sell’ them to my lovely colleagues in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
On this blog, I plan to post pictures of my creations, updates on the amount of money raised, reviews of my creations (if my colleagues will be so kind as to oblige) and possibly share some recipes, hints and tips – although I’m not sure if I want to give that away!
You can even donate to Cancer Research UK without indulging in my cakes!