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Marden March Complete

Off Topic: 14 mile Marsden March 2017

On Sunday 19th March 2017 I completed the 14 mile Marsden March along with my wife, Jemma, and her sister, Aislinn. I'm pleased to say that so far we've raised over £1,300 plus gift aid and there's more still to come in. All funds go towards The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity who have been doing an amazing job supporting my wife's other sister, Amanda. The full story is on our fundraising page

Many thanks to everyone who sponsored us.

Winter Themed Birthday Cake

Off-Topic: Winter Themed Cake

This is possibly my greatest success so far with my cake making. I needed to create a winter themed cake for my mums birthday. I had the basic idea of creating some pinecones with cereal and using a chocolate flake as a log. I also had ideas of adding some chocolate orange segments and some mini marshmallows for a bit of colour. I was also very keen on trying out wrapping the cake in chocolate that protruded over the top of the cake.

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Off-Topic: MacMillan Bake Sale

My work was running a cake sale for the MacMillan Coffee morning last Friday, with a competition for the best cake. Having recently discovered an amazing chocolate cake recipe, I thought I'd have a go. I gave it my best shot, and I'm quite pleased with the outcome. It was the first time I had attempted the chocolate wrapped around the outside, and so made a few mistakes, but I feel confident I could do it again much better. I have managed to crack tempering chocolate though.

The design I went with was inspired by a pin I found on pinterest while looking for inspiration.