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All in one Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipe is for an 8″ round tin.  It can be doubled up for a 10″ square tin.


8oz/225g self raising flour

8oz/225g castor sugar

8oz/225g margarine softened

2 tsp baking powder

4 large eggs

4tblsp cocoa

a little warm water

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and add the …

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Athlone Advanced Sugarcraft Course week 3

This week both classes had to bring in their own maderia cake which would be transformed into a jersey, couch or handbag. 

The handbag proved to be the more popular choice.

They all turned out lovely and they should be quite proud of themselves.

Here are the photos

Next week we will be making sugarpaste …

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Maderia Recipe

Maderia Cake

8″ square or 8″ round cake

320g butter (softened)

320g castor sugar

7 eggs (large) beaten

320g self raising flour

160g plain flour

1 tablespoon lemon/orange juice

Preheat the oven to 160C.  Grease an 8″ square or 7″ round cake tin and line with greaseproof paper.

Cream the butter and sugar until light …

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Athlone Advanced sugarcraft course week 2

Our class was divided in two so we now have a 4.30 p.m. class and a 7.00 p.m. class.

We started by making piping bags from parchment paper.  Once the bags were made we then proceded to practice piping lines, letters and loops.

After the ladies cleared their worktops off I prepared a 10″ maderia …

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Great turnout at first night of Athlone IT Course

The Advanced Sugarcraft course I am teaching in Athlone IT started last Monday 19th Jan, 09. 

We needed at least 10 people to turn up and register on the night to ensure the course would go ahead.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see 24 ladies come out on what was a very cold and …

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