Sunday, 23 September 2012

#BFF Club

BFF Club started in January after a birthday trip to Birmingham for three of our birthdays ended up with us all buying BFF mugs from Urban Outfitters.  We decided that once a month one of us will bake a cake and we will meet up for a good old gossip and catch up with our bestest, dearest friends.  It's finally my turn to host (save the best til last or something like that, hehe!)


As I am the resident baker of the group I knew expectations would be high and I didn't want to disappoint so I decided to bake not one but three cakes!  Two are tried and tested recipes and the other is something I have been waiting for an excuse to bake!




I have made this Nigella Malteser cake a few times now and it is always a big hit.  You can find the recipe over on Helen's blog and whilst you're there be sure to check out the many other amazing recipes. 




Next up is Hummingbird Bakery's carrot cake.  This recipe is the best I have found, it makes a dreamy moist sponge and the cream cheese icing is just the perfect balance of sweetness.  I decided to make this cake square as I have yet to use my square pans and needed all my round ones for the last cake!  Not sure I like it being square but I guess it's a bit different :)

Finally I have been looking for an excuse to make this for ages.  I followed Claire's recipe to make sure I had enough batter for each layer.  It's essentially a victoria sponge cake and as I have already made a cake with cream cheese frosting I decided to add jam and use buttercream to frost it.  I am lucky enough to work round the corner from an amazing cake suppliers and buy my gel colours there, I mostly use the sugarflair ones which produce the vibrant colours you see below...






























 

26 comments:

  1. Omg, I want to be one of your BFF's, they look amazing, but the malteaser cake in particular, think I'll have to give that a go. This is a really lovely idea, I might have to suggest it to my friends!!

    Allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  2. The BFF club is a lovely idea! The rainbow cake looks amazing!! x

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  3. O-em-gee!!!your cakes look amazing!i would love to have a piece (or 10) of each!!that malteser cake looks dreamy,but they look so scrumptious!yummy!

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  4. Err WOW how long did it take to make all those? I'd love to try making a rainbow cake but don't really have an occasion for it!
    The Life of Emily-Alice

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  5. Thank you! Can't wait for an excuse to try!

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  6. These are amazing! I want to join! I can't decide which cake I love more. x

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  7. Woweee the rainbow cake came out amazingly well! I need to attempt one of these soon. My last attempt failed and that was only two colours haha! xx

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  8. AWhhh this sounds like the best club ever! Id love to be able to do something like this! Those cakes look divine! xx

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  9. Please make me a cake ;) They look delicous!
    xx

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  10. OH MY!
    What an amazing selection of cakes & great idea! Love it & may need to borrow it
    Loving the rainbow cake - need to try this one!
    Ruth - Room31.co.uk

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  11. I love love love your cakes! carrot cake is my fave so I will be testing this recipe out this week. Great post

    www.mytwenty1.com

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  12. mmmmm bring some to L'Spa please!! xx

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  13. OMG Sarah, all your cakes look amazing - especially the rainbow one, which I have been meaning to try for a while! I MUST attempt it soon, although doubt mine will look as good as yours.
    Love the sound of BFF club too!
    xx

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  14. OH. MY. GOD. Not only is this the cutest idea ever which I might just have to steal but your cakes look bloody epic, you should be very proud! x

    p.s I am currently running a great give away if you care to check it out! x

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  15. Oh my goodness. I can barely make rice krispie cakes. Actually salivating.

    xx

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  16. Please post me these cakes! This post has made me so so so hungry!

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  17. Those cakes are amazing. I bet your friends love having you over haha. The BFF thing is so sweet :)

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  18. Your cakes all look amazing and I don't even like cake! Haha. I made a rainbow cake decorated like a zombie back in Jan for some friends' joint birthday. It's my fav to make as noone is expecting to cut into it and it be all colourful!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  19. You are bloody amazing. Thats all.x

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  20. I really need to try making a rainbow cake! One day...one day.

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  22. WHY are you so talented?? I can't bake to save my life.. or maybe I can.. i just don't have the patience. I would love to be able to bake some obscene cakes tho and also anything bakeable in the shape of a PANDA

    x

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  23. Oh my!! Look at all that! Yum!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  24. I'm not sure if I've drooled more over these cakes or your clothes- both utterly scrummy! I'm following.Rx

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  25. Which colours (numbers) have you used?thanks monika

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