Drowning in Cake

Coffee and Pecan Cake

Coffee and Pecan Cake

Last week it was my Dad’s birthday, the big 60.

And, as his doting youngest daughter, I made him a birthday cake, which was super tasty (even if I say so myself!)

It was meant to be coffee and walnut but I used pecans instead, which are just as tasty, although I think they might not be as healthy as walnuts, but if you can’t over indulge on a birthday, when can you?

Now this was just the tip of the iceberg.
One cake is easy, nothing to complain about, especially when you have a Kenwood Chef (he is my baby!). My mission however was to make cupcakes for my Dad’s birthday party, about 100 cupcakes, and about the same amount of mini pizzas.
Not as easy as making one cake.

Still, I love a baking challenge, I just pretend I’m on The Great British Bake Off. So, with my copy of Mary Berry’s Baking Bible at hand I set to work. To be fair, the recipe I chose was Mary Berry’s all in one cupcake recipe so it wasn’t as taxing as it could have been and it still makes yummy cupcakes.

After baking on Thursday night, Friday night and icing them all on Saturday (while also making mini pizzas) my mission was complete.
Cupcakes = 95
Mini pizzas = about 70 (some were lost in action!)

I will leave you with pictures of my cupcake journey!

Mary Berry's Baking Bible

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible
Awesome book!

Cake Ingredients

Cake Time!

Cupcake cases

Crap cupcake cases from Sainsbury’s

Double Yolker

Double Yolker, I had about 4 of these, what are the chances!

First lot ready

First lot ready

First cupcakes cooked

First cupcakes cooked

95 Cupcakes cooked

95 Cupcakes cooked!

Cupcakes iced and waiting to be eaten

Cupcakes iced and waiting to be eaten – it looks like it says ‘160’, my Dad isn’t that old!

Hopefully I won’t have to do this again for a while, it’s hard work making cakes, but it is fun eating them!