Sunday, 10 June 2012

Pretty giant Cupcake

This giant cupcake was made for a young girl turning 21.  They wanted something very girlie and pretty.  So I made it pink and purple lots of  glitter and flowers.  Love to know what you think of my giant cupcake Thanks for reading Hannah's Buns blog :)

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Thursday, 7 June 2012

I love P B Make up bag




I made this make up bag for a young girls birthday cake.  She didn't want it pink or too girlie.  The cake is a Vanilla sponge with strawberry jam.  I made the make up out of sugar paste and rolled fondant. Hope you like the cake.













Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Jubilee Whoopie Pies

Last week I made these amazing new cakes for The Garden Room Beauty Salon in Ridgewell.  The owner Lyndsey McCormack wanted to have some of these wonderful Whoopie Pies for her clients to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.  Lyndsey has the most wonderful little beauty salon I have ever been to. She has been working in the beauty industry for over 10 years and has recently set up her own business.  Lyndsey offers many treatments including waxing, massage and Bio Sculpture gel nails at very reasonable prices.  Please contact her on 07981490754 for any enquires or to book an appointment.  So moving on to the Whoopie pies these ones I made were vanilla sponge with Vanilla butter cream the easiest way to introduce you to these delicious cakes.  There are so many flavours you can incorporate with these cakes.  I have had a lot of fun coming up with some new combinations for example chocolate and peanut butter and raspberry and marshmallow fluff work well together.  I have included a recipe for the vanilla whoopie pies for you to have a go, good luck and happy baking.




Ingredients



115g Soft unsalted butter

200g Caster sugar

1 Large egg

1 half tsp Vanilla Extract

225ml Buttermilk

1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

Half tsp Baking powder

275g Plain flour

200g Unsalted butter

400g Sifted Icing sugar

1 tbsp Vanilla extract



·        Preheat the oven to 180’C and grease a large baking tray with butter and flour.

·        Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and set aside.

·        In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.

·        Add the egg and vanilla and mix well until combined.

·        Fold in half the flour and mix, and then add half the buttermilk and mix.

·        Repeat with remaining ingredients.

·        Use a piping bag to pipe little round moulds about 3cm round onto the baking trays. (make sure you space them out as they do spread when baking)

·        Bake for around 10 to 12 minutes.

·        Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the tray then place on a cooling rack.

·        To make your butter cream beat the butter with an electric whisk.

·        Slowly add your sifted icing sugar and vanilla. (You can add a little milk if the butter cream is too hard)

·        Then you pipe on one side of the whoopie pie and sandwich with another.


There are so many designs you can do on the whoopie pies you can leave them plain, Pipe butter cream on top or cover them with rolled fondant.  Take a look at my face book page for some ideas.


Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee Cupcakes for A revolution




These cupcakes are so great and I think I'm aloud to say that i am very proud of them.  They took me most of the day to make but I was so happy with how they turned out.  I made gold crowns out of sugar paste using a heart shaped cutter I then made a sausage with the sugar paste and wrapped it around the heart. I then cut the bottom of the heart with a knife and made a rectangle shape and stuck it to the bottom of the heart.  Once they had gone hard I made some royal icing and piped some dots on the crowns once the icing was dry I painted them with edible gold paint and that's just the crowns! They do take a lot of time to make and are really for something special like the Queens Jubilee I hope you enjoy the pictures and have a great Jubilee weekend :)

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Dinosaur Cake






This was a dinosaur cake I made for a little boys 4th Birthday.  All the decorations are made by me out of fondant and sugar paste.  Hope you like it and if you would like to order a cake from Hannah's Buns please check out my website www.hannahsbuns.co.uk


Monday, 21 May 2012

Christening cupcakes

These are some pink cupcakes I made for a little girls christening.  I wanted to make a few different designs on the cakes. I made vanilla cupcakes with vanilla butter cream. I made all the sugar paste items on top hope  you like the designs.

I made some little pink booties, rattles, babies, alphabet blocks and bowes.





Thursday, 10 May 2012

Blueberry Muffins



I made these blueberry muffins for the beauty salon A revolution last week.  To be honest with you I wasn't  too keen on muffins before I made these, but that's because I had only tried the type you buy in the supermarkets which really put me off.  These I must say are a hundred times better than shop bought. I am sharing the recipe with you then you can see for yourself how much better homemade muffins can be. Hope you enjoy making them. Hannah's Buns signing out :) 


Ingredients

6 tbsp Sunflower oil
280g Plain flour
1 tbsp Baking powder
Pinch of salt
115g Soft light brown sugar
150g Frozen blueberries
2 Eggs
250ml Milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 finely grated lemon rind

  • Preheat oven 200'C
  • Line a muffin tin with cases
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl then stir in the sugar and blueberries
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs and add the milk, oil, vanilla and lemon rind
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and and pour the egg mixture in.
  • Stir till combine but do not over mix
  • Pour into muffin cases and cook for around 20 minutes until golden and risen.
  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes in tray then cool on cooling rack.









Thursday, 3 May 2012

Passion fruit cupcakes by Hannah's buns



Hannah's Buns passion fruit Cupcakes were made for A revolution beauty salon last week. These reminded my of when I worked at The Swan in Lavenham as I made these cakes for afternoon tea on occasions. I really like the flavour of these cupcakes because they are so different a sharp flavour but sweetened with the sweet butter cream.  I did two different styles one type cut in the middle and filled with passion fruit butter cream and the others were brushed with apricot glaze and turned in desiccated coconut then cut and filled with the butter cream. 






Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Pirate ship cake



A lot of work went into this cake but I was so pleased with it when I was finished and I hope you like it too.  I first made the pirates out of rolled fondant one with a patch and black teeth the other with a gold earring and a wooden leg.  I then made a treasure chest, sails for the ship and no pirate goes without a naughty parrot companion.  Next I made two big rectangle cakes and once cooled I cut and carved them into the desired shape.  Once I had covered the whole ship with butter cream twice I coloured the fondant and rolled it out and covered over the whole cake.  Then when I had trimmed the fondant I used a scalpel and turned the fondant into wooden panels.  I then made port holes and painted them a outline of gold.  My wonderful partner  cut me the wood for sails to sit on and then I covered the board sea blue with royal icing and piped some waves on too.  I added the sharks for a little extra to my design. Thanks for reading :)









Saturday, 28 April 2012

Rosie in the park



Rosie in park was based at Cambridge's Parker's piece.  To be honest it wasn't the best day the weather was cold and rainy so there was not much of a turn out.  I was not too happy with how many stalls were there either. It had about 15 stalls and 7 of them were selling food including cakes so it was hard to sell. 
I went for baby themed as it was to raise money for the Rosie part of Addenbrokes hospital.  I made baby chocolate cake pops and baby rattles in pink and blue.  Chocolate and vanilla whoopie pies with lemon and marshmallow frosting.  On these whoopie pies I made some sleeping babies and covered them in blankets.  I also made chocolate and peanut butter whoopie pies.
Also on the stall I had some Gingerbread men,  Lemon Macarons and vanilla baby cupcakes. I hope you like the pictures just a shame there wasn't a big turn out.


Whoopie babies


Baby and rattle cake pops


Gingerbread men

Lemon Macarons



Friday, 27 April 2012

Lemon Macarons



Lemon Macarons these are  my favourite ones I have made so far.  I recently bought an amazing book from Pierre Herme and I want to try as many of the Macarons as I can. The macaron its self is plain but inside is the most wonderful lemon curd butter cream. The only thing with macarons is they do take time to make and you should plan in advance to make them. Once they are made they need to rest in the fridge for 24 hours and if your really organised you should used 1 week old egg whites too. I am really happy with my picture at the top. I think my photos are really improving now and showing off my bakes well. I will be putting a recipe on for macarons very soon so watch this space. If you want to order some of my macarons please go to my website for details Thank you





Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Me to you Bear cake

I am so proud of my bear I made for this cake.  I coloured rolled fondant grey and made a simple bear shape. I then made some royal icing and piped all around the bear to give it a fury look. The longest bit was the pipping but I think it looks so effective but I must say I did feel like chopping my arm off after though!  The great thing about this bear of course is it all edible which I love :) The cake was for a girl turning 21 and the mother wanted something plain and defiantly no pink or flowers! So I made the cake pale blue and do a few squares with stitches on like the me to you bear has on him. Hope you like my take on the me to you bear.




Monday, 23 April 2012

Milkshake and ice cream sundae cupcakes




I really love these cupcakes I think they are so cool and so much fun. I made these for a charity event in my home town. The lady was really pleased with them and she put them into the raffle.  I Made vanilla cupcakes and decorated them into milk shakes and ice cream sundaes. I saw something like this on line ages ago and really wanted to make them. I hope you like my cupcakes and thanks for reading much more to come this way :)

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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Chocolate and orange Macarons


Last week for the beauty salon I made chocolate and orange macarons. I use the chocolate recipe in my new Pierre Herme's book and just changed the chocolate as the one he uses I think you need to buy from France. Then I made my own orange butter cream to go between them. They were very lovely and had lots of flavour but the texture was a little different. I think it was to do with adding melted chocolate to the mix. It made the macarons more hollow but they did still have that chewy texture.  I hope you like the pictures and thank you for reading.  I have so many blogs still to write up so please come back again :)


Friday, 20 April 2012

Burnt butter cupcakes, Snicker and peanut butter muffins.

A gentle men order some cakes from me to take to his work for his birthday. He said he didn't mind what I made just some nice cakes to share around. I made burnt butter cupcakes which i had seen in one of my Nigella cookbooks and they seemed very interesting so i was naturally eager to try them out. The burnt butter cupcakes tasted lovely as they had a wonderful nutty taste to them. I also made snicker and peanut butter muffins which melted in your mouth as you ate them.  I also made my very popular carrot cake which i turned into cupcakes. As i was informed the cakes all went down a treat with his colleagues.





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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Disaronno Cake



I was really excited about making this cake because I hadn't done one like this before and I had a little look on the web to see if anyone had made any so I could get some ideas and there wasn't any that I thought were that good. I have a edible printer so I was going to print the label out on that and stick it to the cake but sadly when I came to make the cake my printer decided not to work :( I made my cakes as close to delivery time as possible so I didn't have time to get the printer fixed before the cake was due so I had to make the label myself. The cake itself is almond with almond butter cream as this is what the customer asked for and i really liked the taste of the cake. I cut the cake to shape and made the lid out of sugar paste. I then covered with rolled fondant and painted the cake using my edible paints. I'm very happy with how the cake turned out hope you like it too! www.hannahsbuns.co.uk also on facebook :)




Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Lemon Tart


A lemon Tart is one of my favourite desserts! It's quite funny because before I was taking over with the cooking bug I never really tried anything else apart from chocolate desserts. If we went to a restaurant it was always be a chocolate fudge cake or chocolate ice cream I would go for. Then when I started to cook I realised how much I had missed out on these wonderful flavours I didn't even try I felt rather stupid.  This pastry is one of my favourites using icing sugar and lemon zest. I got this recipe from a very old Marco Pierre White book (white Heat) and it really is a wonderful lemon tart. I have just made a mini one as I love cute and small desserts and only being 5 foot myself I always say all good things come in small packages :) I have just prepared some fruit on the side and sprinkled some glitter on top which I learnt from a lovely lady Christine, who I met on Baking mad. She put it on her cheesecake and it looked lovely. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed my blog

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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

The Hungry Caterpillar Cake



The hungry Caterpillar was the  choice of cake for one of my niece's 4th Birthday this year. So that it was I gave her and she really liked it.  My wonderful boyfriend made the leaf out of wood for the cake board and I covered it with icing and painted the leaf with edible paints.  I made the Caterpillar out of fondant and the same with the food around the cake. I wanted to get the colour as close to the colours in the book as I could so I painted them all by hand. I hope you like it, I felt a little bit of an artist making this cake with all the painting I done for it but I think it gave the cake a better look. Would love to know what you think of my take on The Hungry Caterpillar. Thanks for your time Hannah x