• The Boom Bakery

    Welcome to The Boom Bakery! The concept of the blog is to share what I've been baking, where I've been eating cake and the progress I make towards making my dream a reality. Please feel free to share what you've been creating I'd love to hear from you.

Butterscotch Brownies

Today was miserable and grey so I thought I would make some comfort food brownies. For Christmas I received a beautiful set of Nigella Lawson measuring cups so gave them a go. It made the recipe from my Magnolia Bakery book a dawdle. The recipe on page 41 usually contains pecans but due to allergies … Continue reading

The finished house built of carrot cake

A house that carrot cake built…

This cake is probably the biggest I have ever made! It was great fun but it took one evening to bake the four cakes and about 4 hours to assemble and ice. The cake itself was the carrot cake recipe from the Humming Bird Bakery book, baked in 25cm x 25 cm silicone mould for … Continue reading

His and Hers Apple & Cinnamon Cake

Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Winter is coming! So a nice warm apple and cinnamon loaf was in order while the rain poured down earlier. I adapted this recipe from a Mary Berry loaf cake recipe which uses carrot and orange zest. It makes a loaf about 900g (2lb loaf tin) and took about 45mins to bake at 180oC/gas mark … Continue reading

Lemon Cake with Lemon Icing

Another creation last weekend was the lemon cake from my new Home Sweet Home book. I made it for a friend’s birthday as it is an alternative to banana cake. Instead of three layers (which wouldn’t fit in my cake tin) I just made two deeper layers. I must admit the lemon cream cheese icing … Continue reading

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

For my birthday I received a new baking book, Home Sweet Home from the Hummingbird Bakery. The book is much larger than their first book (I only have the Cake Days app) and the photos are still fantastic. At the request of a colleague I attempted the salted caramel cupcakes. The sponge was a chocolate … Continue reading

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at the Sanderson is an exquisite experience. The attention to detail is spectacular from the tea pots and crockery to the riddles wrapped around the napkins and the “Drink Me” potion labels. We sat in the outside courtyard which felt a world away from the truly central London location. The tea choices were … Continue reading

Engagement Cupcakes

This year I’ve had a spate of friends get engaged and I ended up with two sets of engagement drinks on one evening. I thought it would be a good excuse to try out a new recipe so I used the Peggy Porschen chocolate cupcake recipe. The recipe was divided into three main parts; the … Continue reading

A tour of Vancouver’s bakeries

So our adventures have brought us to British Columbia, with its amazing scenery and great coffee. On our first morning we awoke with a need for pastries. I found Breka Bakery on Bute St through foursquare was the closest bakery to us so off we set. The gigantic croissants were the size of your face … Continue reading

Big Kid Birthday Cake

I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks now and hadn’t had the time. So while the next lot of cake is in the oven and I’ve got a whole extra hour I thought I’d catch up on a couple of posts. The other half’s birthday was two weeks ago and handily … Continue reading

Pampered Chef Treats

Recently I attended a Pampered Chef party and bought myself some nice little treats for my kitchen. I could have gone wild but I don’t have enough storage space for all the things I wanted. I set myself  the rule of only buying things that I could hide in a drawer so I got: A … Continue reading