cake baker in Ashbourne

Introducing the Cherry Ashbourne!

For years, the Derbyshire town of Bakewell has enjoyed fame in the confectionary form of The Bakewell Pudding / The Bakewell Tart / The Cherry Bakewell. Well, Derbyshire has a new contender... The Cherry Ashbourne! Why should Bakewell own all the glory?! This contemporary version of the Cherry Bakewell was created in the kitchen of bake...ashbourne - hence it's signature name: Cherry Ashbourne. "But what is in a Cherry Ashbourne?" I hear you cry! Well, <<To be read in the voice of the M & S food lady>>: "A rich, moist chocolate cupcake, filled with the finest Morello cherry compote, topped with silky vanilla bean frosting and finished with a decadent gold-dusted fresh cherry. This is not

A very busy weekend!

Phew! What a weekend of baking! Four decorated celebration cakes AND four dozen cupcakes! First up was a Hot Wheels cake complete with a sugar paste loop-the-loop. Plenty of flames licking up the side of the bright blue cake, a name banner in the style of the Hot Wheels logo and a hand painted chequered flag. Next was a chocolate baby shower cake for a mum-to-be who doesn't know whether she's having a boy or a girl. I love the combination of the lemon and pale grey set against white. I created a quilted effect on the board and topped the cake with a handmade fondant baby elephant, pearlised balls and flowers. The third cake was a total celebration of girliness! A classic victoria spong

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