Baking with Dr. Oetker

Wow, when did I actually do a baking post on the blog? It’s been a good long while eh? I just don’t seem to get the time any more( or I tell myself I don’t have the time) but actually it doesn’t have to be a lengthy and involved process, and sometimes the simple recipes are just as good as one that takes up four pages of a cook book.
The folks at Dr. Oetker recently sent me a huge envelope filled with some of their latest cake decorating products so I decided it was perfect time to whip up something sweet- no need for anything fancy, I just used a basic cupcake recipe I have stored in my head and added Ben’s favourite glacé cherries and a hefty dose of desiccated coconut.
The new products all look so good and I have ideas for all of them so watch this space for some more baking posts! For these cakes I made a basic vanilla buttercream and decorated half with Zebra Chocolate Triangles and some more desiccated coconut for a more grown up finish. The other half got a touch of Ocean Pearls as I didn’t want to add any clashing flavours and these are just so pretty I was dying to use them!
I baked the cakes in the new Edible Wafter Cases which are genius! You only get six in a pack so they work out quite pricey for every day baking but for a special occasion they are perfect and there’s no mess because you eat the case too.
Next on my list is chocolate cookies studded with Rainbow Popping Candy for a bit of fun…then I’ll be thinking up ideas for the rest of the range.

What have you been baking lately?


5 comments for “Baking with Dr. Oetker

  1. The cases sound inspired!!!! I like these decorations. Wish I wasn’t such a cake klutz! X

  2. Oh I love baking! I recently made some chocolate peanut butter whoopie pies. Looking forward to seeing your popping candy cookies. I love popping candy, it reminds me of my childhood, I used to get through packets of the stuff 🙂 xx

  3. These all look delish! I haven’t done baking for a while x

    Josie’s Journal

  4. Katie

    oh my lord, rainbow popping candy?! That’s two of my favourite types of food right there, multicoloured and popping. I wish I had things like cupcake recipes stored in my head, I have to look them up (or use a box haha). Butg between this and Bake Off I have a massive urge to bake now.

  5. So pretty! Love the decorations. xxx