The Monkey Cake, Part Three: Constructing a monkey

You’ve seen the recipes(here and here).. and read the story… but here is a visual guide to how we created the Monkey Cake.  Above is the namesake himself…. and below… we’ll you’ll get the picture!

The Monkey Cake, Part Two: The Decoration & Buttercream

So today is all about how to make the icing on the cake…. literally! And this is where Sonia came into her own on the cake making….without her I probably would have been in tears as my butter was too soft and I was struggling to get the consistency I needed to be able to…

The Monkey Cake, Part One: The Cake & The Story

We had a birthday in our house this month, and along with that, a special visitor from Adelaide, my friend Sonia.  The combination of the two was perfect, as Sonia was an old housemate of mine, someone who has a mutual love of food and also someone who has been spending a bit of time…

Kath Lyon’s Caramel cake a la Pam

My wonderful friend, and the original source of this recipe,  has kindly created this cake for me so that you can all see how it should have been made.  The good news is that the birthday boy still ended up getting his cake anyway! Kath Lyon’s Caramel Cake a la Pam  1/4lb butter (114g)  1…