Archive for Edd Kimber

Cakey Perry afternoon tea coming to London

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Events, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13/07/2011 by libbyplummer

Cakey Perry afternoon teaCakey Perry is an afternoon tea that’s set to tickle the taste buds of London from 29 to 31 July 2011 and is inspired by Katy Perry’s California Gurls video.

Described as “a high tea to melt your popsicle”, Cakey Perry is the brainchild of curator of cakes and chaos, Miss Cakehead, whose previous projects include the Cakes for Japan pop-up shop and the world’s first 18+ cake shop. The kitsch menu will include Molly Bakes‘ Perry Pops, Gummi Bear martinis and Edd Kimber‘s raspberry and chocolate macarons. You’ll also be able to help yourself to a mini candyland featuring peppermint patties, candy canes and flying meringues.

Snoop Dogg cookie

Me and my chums have already got our tickets – the lure of Snoop Dogg cupcakes was too strong to resist.

For tickets and more information, head over to Cakeyperry.com.

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Pacman Custard Creams

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, English food with tags , , , , , , , , on 12/06/2011 by libbyplummer

Pacman custard creams
When Edd Kimber, winner of the BBC’s Great British Bake-off series, posted a recipe for homemade Custard Creams on his blog, I knew what I’d be baking this weekend. Along with Party Rings, Bourbons, and Jammie Dodgers, the Custard Cream is a classic British biscuit and one that brings back nostalgic memories of growing up and trying to sneak another biccie from the tin.

Custard Cream
I decided to make my Custard Creams using Pacman cookie cutters from Firebox (why not, eh?) although I did also make Kimber-style rounds as well (although not quite as neat as Edd’s efforts).

Custard creams

I had a bit of trouble making the filling soft enough as I don’t have a stand mixer so I had to resort to using a bowl, a fork and brute force (plus a touch of not-quite-boiling water). It may be sacrilege to say so, but I think that they actually taste better than the real thing. Thanks, Edd!

Via: The Boy Who Bakes