Chocolate Coffee Cake

The busiest time for birthdays for my family is from September running all the way through to February (with a few more birthdays scattered throughout the rest of the year).  This has its pros and cons.   It means that I need to be really inspired, present-wise, to make sure I have something to give everyone for both Christmas and birthday, but on the plus side it means I generally get to eat and sometimes make lots of cake.   Continue reading

Double Chocolate Cake

My sister asked me to make my nephew’s Christening Cake a few months ago which I was slightly nervous about but very excited to do.  I spent ages trawling through loads of recipes and ideas of what I could make and came across a delicious looking chocolate wedding cake recipe which sounded perfect.  I then had to decide how to decorate it.  Continue reading