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Hi all! My name is Becca and I am a 21 year old from Berkshire, England with an interest in all things cake. I have only been baking for the past couple of years and if someone had told me 5 years ago that I would be a passionate cake maker at the age of 21, I'm afraid to say I probably would have laughed in their face! I have had many cake disasters in the past (including a Barbie cake for my friend's 16th Birthday that was still raw in the middle when she cut into it...) However one Christmas I opened my stocking to find a Giant Cupcake making kit, and hey presto, my love for all things sweet emerged. I have developed this blog as a way of sharing my baking experiences with others. I love to read other baking blogs, you can learn so much from them and discover some great new ideas. Plus I just love looking at photos of yummy scrummy cakey goodness ;) (possibly a touch of 'food pornography' going on there!) Whilst I am still on a massive learning curve with my baking, I will share any tips I have with you as well! Thanks for popping by! Love Becca xxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Monkey cake pops

I made these little guys for my Dad's birthday this year. I got the inspiration from Bakerella, but as I couldn't get hold of some of the American "candies" she says to use I had to improvise. The centre was crumbled chocolate cake. I was running low on milk chocolate Candy Melts so I mixed some Galaxy Chocolate Counters in with them, and as I love Galaxy chocolate it worked out well in the end! The mouth is made from a Butterscotch flavour candy melt, and I used an edible pen to draw the mouth on. The nose is just a chocolate chip, and the eyes I made using little balls of fondant (Regal Ice 'Teddy Bear Brown') and used the edible marker again to draw on the dots. Finally, the ears are the left over Galaxy Counters (cut in half)! Some of them did turn out having lopsided eyes or a wonky nose but that's all part of the fun, and I think it makes them even more endearing :-)

Happy Baking!
Love Becca

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