Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Giant Red Velvet Cupcake


Today was my last day at my current job (sob sob).  It's really sad to be leaving as I've had such a fantastic year.  The team have been absolutely brilliant and I've learnt so much from everyone. Don't worry, no long blubbery oscar worthy speech but cake and goodies :)

So I had to finish with a 'bang' well a cake of course and what better than a giant red velvet cupcake! I seem to make them for leaving do's and birthdays (giant chocolate caramel cupcake, giant strawberries and cream cupcake, giant chocolate cupcake) but you have to agree that they do have a certain 'wow' factor.
I've used my standard red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting recipe from the hummingbird bakery.
I also made my entry for this month's we should cocoa challenge which was a surprise hit. It disappeared even quicker than the cake!! Check back later to find out what I made.
It has been a busy baking week for me as it was my last week at work so I thought I'd push the boat out and managed to bake a total of 12 items, some of which are repeat bakes. I will try to update my blog every day/alternate day this week to keep up.
On a final note, I got the loveliest leaving present - a V&A fine china 2 tier cake stand!!! I'm soooooooo excited and happy as I've always wanted one of these and now I have one!! Thank you everyone.

8 comments:

  1. What a great bake-I'm sure your colleagues must be very sad to see you go with bringing such delicious treats like that into the office! And such a thoughtful leaving present

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  2. such a lovely present, I love cake stands. Great cupcake too I keep wanting to make a red velvet one, looks great! I like to push the boat out too when there's something going on :)

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  3. heavenly cake!... I imagine a giant hand reaching in and eating it in one swoop!

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  4. Fantastic cake, it does indeed have a huge wow factor. Your cake stand is to be hugely envied - at least by me. Do you have another job to go to? I bet you will be missed with all the lovely bakes you've been taking in. AND, what a teaser re We Should Cocoa ;-)

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  5. That definitely has wow factor! The red glitter is great. Can't wait to see what else you've been baking. Maybe some will be displayed on your lovely new cake stand?

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  6. Someone should have made YOU a cake for your last day of work! This looks great!

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  7. ---I want that Giant cupcake in my mouth this instant :)))

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  8. hi are you able to share your receipt for the giant cupcake red velvet cake as I can't find one anywhere ??

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