Easter treat boxes

I am going to London for Easter weekend but I am visiting family tomorrow so decided to make some treats to take with me.

I made quite a few things to fill the boxes. Some may say I got carried away again.

Cakesicles and cake truffles. These were all made with vanilla cake, buttercream, sprinkles and white chocolate.

Next up were NYC cookies (vanilla and chocolate) stuffed with chocolate chunks, peanut m&ms, and mini eggs.

There was also lemon cupcakes with lemon icing.

and finally we have chocolate mini egg brownies

I made 4 larger boxes, and two smaller boxes to take to people. I finished them with some Easter chocolate coins I picked up at Asda.

1st Birthday Cake

A family friend sent me a picture & asked if I could do a pink fault line cake “loosely based on this but not exactly the same”.

This was the cake I made:

It was made with 4 layers of vanilla sponge, with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream. The toppers are:
– Strawberry Shortcake Hershey Kisses (1 painted gold)
– White chocolate Lindor (painted gold)
– Home made sugar lollies

I’d never made lollies before, but I had made some sugar “glass” for these stabbed cupcakes a few years back, so I felt comfortable in giving it a go.

I used an “oreo” mold to keep them round and flavoured them with cherry flavouring. Looking back, I should have put the sticks the other way in so they didn’t have the pointy bit inside the lolly.

The final image show sthe inspiration against the actual result.

My Brother’s 40th Birthday Cake

As per the title, my brother celebrated his 40th birthday this month. I made him a cake for his birthday which came to a Family meal (for us to all singe “Happy Birthday” to him) and then it went with him for a further celebration the next day. Thankfully, it seems to have lasted the trips!

The card wasn’t from me, and the balloons had started on top of the cake

I made a rainbow striped cake, with a balloon banner on the top. All went well, except the red buttercream kept pulling out of the cake when I was running the scraper along… very annoying! Still, it turned out as I pictured in my head when I was planning this.

The cake photoshoot (with a black background) – balloons on top

It also looked great set up at his party venue for the Saturday night

I don’t have any pictures of the cake once it had been sliced up, but it was my standard vanilla cake layers with buttercream and strawberry jam. This one was 5 x 8″ cake layers, and a LOT of buttercream!