swiss roll slices charlotte royale

Week (14) of cakes, some challenges and happy INDD! :)

Cake news and fun

Last week’s baking went from super easy fluffy spelt scones with a cute little story to the more ‘majestic’ lemon mousse and raspberry charlotte royale.  This lovely cake might seem complex but I’d like to say you really can make it quite easily so do have a go!  It’s really worth it!

Week 14

Then today I made my first healthier spelt lemon poppyseed cake!  Like the charlotte this was also an ‘invented cake’ drawn from a hotch potch of ingredients and applying knowledge of various basic recipes.  It’s a lovely buttery cake with a crunch so a little more tweaking and the recipe should be hitting cyberspace soonish!  Since I’ve just discovered International No Diet Day (INDD), a May 6th annual celebration of body acceptance,  in this spirit I’ve already tested a third of my cake!  🙂


Just a quick update:  mid-April I posted a challenge proposal for anyone who liked the idea of making tres leche cakes together.  I’ll be publishing our ‘group’ post Tres leches cake challenge linky party – the cakes we made! on May 14th (probably a ‘cosy’ little party!).  So if bloggers could post their cake stories, photos and recipes (optional) on the 14th and link up to the group party post the same day (or slightly later) that would be great.  And non-bloggers, could you get photos and comments to me by May 11th to include in the post?  I know two bloggers have already made the cake.  Anyone else out there?  Looking forward to seeing them! 🙂

Are you up for it?!

Or maybe you’re interested in a new Perfecting Patisserie challenge at Lucy’s Bakingqueen 74.   I took my little Charlotte Royale along.  Click on the image if you’d like to link up and bring some of your goodies to the May challenge! 🙂It’s always lovely to see you but this weekly roundup post is going to be short and sweet dear reader.  Less rambling and more time for us all in the kitchen or on the sofa! 🙂   So I bid you farewell and Happy International No Diet Month Day to you!  Wishing you lots of happy eating, cooking and baking!! 🙂

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Baking on Sundays with my French mum was a lovely part of my childhood. Later I experimented with baking books or internet recipes and did the pâtisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Still trying out new recipes and inventing cakes with influences from all around the world, including some healthier ones. Yes, love cakes!!! Hope you'll love them too and have fun baking. :)

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