When it doesn’t go that well…

Tomorrow I have an event at work, so I thought I’d make a cake. I made a chocolate cake yesterday, and I was going to decorate it with buttercream roses and for the first time ever I was going to use two colours at the same time for a lovely two-tone effect. It looked amazing … Continue reading

Week word: Treat

So, I’ve joined in a Week word. This week it’s hosted by the lovely Jen over on Timballoo. I’m new to it, but here goes. For me, a treat is usually food-related. I have treats too often, as evidenced by my waistline, or lack thereof. But hey, it’s tasty right? Last week I hosted a … Continue reading

The Crossing-Border Cake: Part I

Tonight I was asked by friends of mine to make a cake for their wedding for about 50 people. The wedding is in 6 weeks’ time, so plenty of time to prepare myself. There’s a, albeit lovely, snag: the wedding is in Spain. This brings a whole new level to cake-making logistics. It was hinted … Continue reading

In search of the perfect macaron – Part I

After posting about visiting Pierre Hermé and having the most divine macarons there, I thought the time had come to try my hand yet again at these devilishly difficult biscuits. So, I used yet another recipe, this time BraveTart’s macaron recipe. Last time I used Marian Keyes’ recipe and they turned out ok… I think … Continue reading

Pierre Hermé

A few weeks ago I visited the Pierre Hermé boutique in London. It was during my hen do, and I will do a proper blog about this later as we did a chocolate tour and it was amazing. I literally bounced up and down with excitement when we were about to enter the boutique. The amazing, … Continue reading

Making your own wedding cake: Part I

So, yes, call me crazy: I am making my own wedding cake. I am getting hitched in September and after many weeks of looking around on the internet finding cakes and bakers that I like, I fell off my chair at the sheer cost of the damn things. I know, I know, I know, you … Continue reading

Welcome to Foxy Bakes

Hello, I am Femke and I bake. Lots. For a while now I have been toying with the idea of sharing my tasty treats, and now is the time. It’s a dreary Bank Holiday here in the UK this weekend, and it’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I’m not British, although I do live here, and … Continue reading