More (decorated) bakes

As you might have noticed, I changed the subtitle of this blog! It used to beย Japanese and Korean inspired lunchboxes and some bakingย but as I have been baking so much lately – and as I want to show off my bakes ๐Ÿ™‚ – I changed it to Bento and Baking.

I have already shown some of my bakes inย previous blog posts (what about a Hamburger anyone? Or how about going to the farm?) but below are some more cakes I have baked and decorated this year:

Vanilla cupcakes with cute strawberry/rose decoration. A chocolate cake with sugar roses. Rainbow cake with chocolate buttercream and a Victoria Sponge.

A cake with spots! It was a vanilla sponge with caramel buttercream. And a daisy/rose cake with a checkerboard effect (vanilla & chocolate).

A woodland tree trunk – chocolate sponge with chocolate (fudge) buttercream. A gluten and dairy free vanilla sponge with vanilla “not-butter”cream. And two emoji cakes: a lemon one filled with lemon curd buttercream and a chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache.

Don’t worry, I have not been eating these all by myself :-).ย They mostly get shared with friends and colleagues. Obviously they’re not complaining…

I think my favourite of these cakes is the tree trunk one, I had so much fun making it and Iike how much it resembles a tree trunk. The most challenging one was the gluten and dairy free one, I made this for a colleague of my OH, as she hadn’t been able to enjoy any of the other cakes before. Measuring out all the pleats was a bit tricky andย also because I had to adapt my recipe to be gluten and dairy free. Luckily it worked out well and she really enjoyed it.

Which one do you like most?

Roses for the weekend

It is May Bank Holiday this weekend here in the UK, Orthodox Easter in some countries and I am sure there are other holidays or special days all over the world. Thought it would be nice to “give” you some flowers for whatever occasion you might celebrate/enjoy this weekend!rose-smiley

(I learned this week how to createย theseย sugarpaste (fondant) roses.)

Am away for the weekend so there won’t be a lunch blog post on Monday, but am planning one forย Tuesday.