Tag Archive | cherries

Cake aux fruits (dairy-free)

….aux fruits!

….aux fruits!

With all the cake baking going on this week, hubby’s sweet tooth was starting to grow so he asked me to make him a cake. One from his childhood that his grand-pa (a true great chef) used to make. When it’s a cake from his childhood, especially from his grand-papi, I’m always very reluctant to make it as it’s always not quite right and I’m being compared to a family legend.

Anyway, after a bit of huffing and puffing, I went ahead and agreed to it. Then he says…’I want it in a loaf thin, don’t forget the cherries, you know the cherries I mean?, the glacé cherries, grand-pa always had cherries, he always baked it in a loaf tin, the big fat round cherrries, yes, leave it whole in the loaf tin, I like the cherries like that in a loaf tin…did you find the cherries, go ahead and add lots of cherries, don’t worry, I like it full of cherries’…….and I’m like, if I hear cherries or loaf tin one more time, I’m gonna chuck this batter and loaf tin at him. Continue reading

Journey of a Birthday cake….in pictures


It’s my sisters birthday today and she ordered herself a cake from me. She knew what cake she wanted but left the flavour of the buttercream up to me! (Excited? Yah haaaa!). So I decided to go for something exciting. Not a flavour I’ve used recently but one we used a lot where I worked in Paris and after a guessing game over at my Facebook page……the answer is Cherry.

So here she is, Lemon cake dressed in elegantly in Cherry flavoured swiss meringue buttercream. It’s all in pictures as today, words are failing me. Also, who knew Cherry turned a purple-ly colour when it mixes with buttercream….hmmmmm

Enjoy mes cheris!

Ps: I just received these comments below as she took the cake with her to work. It made me smile comme ça :-), Continue reading

Cherries ‘n’ a melon basket

My southampton lovers came over this weekend (’twas soo surreal) and spent the evening with us. Dinner was light, dessert was simple and company was great. Thanks again for gracing us with your presence Sam and Ben. Lots of laughing in the company of friends is always medicine to the soul and I must admit it had been a difficult and emotional day but having you guys there made it all history. Thanks again. So to you all, here is what we had for dessert and don’t worry dinner recipe and pictures to follow soon. Continue reading