Birthdays are always exciting times of the year! I definitely love them, whether mine or a close friend, I always look forward to making the day special. Last weekend was one of my closest friend’s birthdays so I wanted to make her a cake that was not only reflective of her but also meant something to the both of us. And so, this is how the idea of the popcorn birthday cake was born 🙂 She loves going to the movies and always has her half salty/half sweet popcorn… Some of my fondest memories with her are just going to the movies and chilling! So, this post is for my Plume Plume! I hope this was a birthday to remember! 🙂
The cake was full of chocolatey flavour with a nutella filling (she is a nutella junkie). The icing was a vanilla frosting. The decorations included white chocolate buttons, tangy strawberry strips and cherry liquorice. The glorious popcorn was caramel and chocolate covered 🙂
My baking has been a bit off the last couple of weeks and I am not sure if it is the distractions that have hit me off guard or my lack of judgement or concentration in my food – for instance, I managed to bake some horrific hot cross buns this weekend which I threw away because I was that unhappy with them… Lets hope it gets better as I have a big birthday vision to bake for this weekend 🙂 On to my Easter post, last week was a long week both with work and emotionally and so I thought I would put my hardships aside and bake some Easter goodies for my extended team at work. I will be completely honest here and say that the presentation of these cupcakes are fantastic, 10/10 I can quote. I found the recipe from a Lindt Maitre Chocolatier which sounded promising. The icing is interesting, a little tangy but the roasted coconut balances it out. I found the carrot cake cupcake to be a bit bland and not light at all, I really should have used my mom’s amazing carrot cake recipe which I will definitely do next time. What am I trying to say? If you have your own delish cupcake recipe, use that and decorate accordingly… I won’t post the recipe as I wouldn’t recommend using it but you can find it here for your reference. I will, however, share some of my fun photo’s with you. Enjoy!