Well hello, look a bit of a disclaimer to start with – this book is written by a lovely lady called Angela Romeo (what a gorgeous name!) who I met when I used to be in little recipe films for Sainsburys. This was not very long after the Bake Off had finished and was my first proper job where I made real money rather than breaking even, or, shock horror, pay to work. There is SO much of that in the early days of blogging. If you are new to it and feel like you give more than you receive then just hang on in there, it does get better! READ MORE
This is another Halloween idea, rather than a cake recipe as such. You will need to bake a cake first or buy one – about 20cm across. Any flavour will do. Cakes such as this one or this one would be perfect.
This cake caused just as much excitement as the monster drip cake did in my house. The legs caused a particular stir. You could use any accent colour fondant you wish instead of orange. Purple maybe? That seems witchy. READ MORE
This is more an idea than a cake. You will need to bake a cake first or buy one – about 20cm across. Any flavour will do but given it is Halloween soon maybe you might fancy adding lime marmalade as a slimey filling. Or colour the cake with purple and green food colouring. Or not. Your call. (Cakes such as this one or this one would be perfect).
These marshmallow monsters went down extremely well with my cake and treat loving sons (2 out of the 3). They were removed from the cake when my back was turned and snaffled. I think that’s a very good sign for any novelty cake. (Do excuse the poor quality phone snaps, I had to rush off to the Countryfile Live show so didn’t get any photos taken properly). READ MORE