1.03.2014

1st blogoversary! Chocolate & Orange Fondant



Happy New Year everyone!! So it my blogs birthday....I started it on the first of January 2013....I've been blogging a whole year! Before I get to anything else I would like to say thank you to everyone who has read, commented on my little blog I really enjoying reading your thoughts. I love it..... my mind is always thinking about what my next post could be and I'm forever wandering the home sections of every store looking for something pretty to put in my pictures.

So to celebrate I have made a chocolate &Orange  fondant, I wanted something a bit fancy and new so I decide to give these babies  ago. Oh boy am I glad a did,they were actually rather straight forward to make and as long as you stick to the timings all will be well. I used this Channel 4 food recipe by Ramsay but I used a different Ramsay cooker temp+time. I preheated my oven to gas mark 6 and had them in for 11 minutes exact and yes is it could have been runnier but I can live with it.  To flavor them I used some orange zest and orange extract as I was using  a very Dark Chocolate and I wanted to make sure you could taste the orange flavor. They were soooo nice, you get lovely chocolaty sponge from the base and top, then sandwiched between them is the silky smooth chocolate center...divine.  Not too sweet not too chocolaty...(like that even exists) just perfect, I devoured this with a bit of sweetened whipped double cream..


To kick start 2014 for my blog I wanted to make some resolution for My Cupcake Habit.

  • I want to challenge my self and bake/post some complicated trickier bakes ....must try and be brave!
  • I also want to try some different flavor combinations and different ingredients as I find my self just sticking to my favorites....believe it or not their some relatively normal fruits and things that are yet to pass these lips....so I aim to bake with them.
Back soon Bye :) 






14 comments:

  1. Happy New Year and Happy Blogoversary!! The 1st birthday is really exciting and it's a great achievement so do pat yourself on your back and congratulate yourself. This is a great bake to celebrate with - I want to eat it off the screen! Best wishes for 2014!

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    1. Thank you ros! Im looking forward to many more.Happy new year to u too.

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  2. Happy New Year - it feels great when you pass that one-year mark! You've got a great blog, and I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2014. Chocolate Orange fondants are a lovely place to start - YUM! :)

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    1. Aww thanks susie! Im excited about new things for 2014 too. Happy new yr to u! :-)

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  3. Happy new year

    Ooh yes, loving that fondant filling!

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    1. Happy new year to you too! it was scrummy.

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  4. Congratulations on your first year anniversary, I had mine back in October. They look delicious, I love fondants. Laura@baking in pyjamas

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    1. aww thanks Laura, congrats on yours as well! Thanks

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! I do love chocolate fondants and this one looks like the perfect consistency - nice and spongey with a super gooey inside... mmmmmm :-)

    Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk

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    1. thanks Aimee, it was my first time tasting+ making one so i was quite happy with it.

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  6. Happy (belated!) Birthday!
    Thank you so much for linking up to tea Time treats with such a fabulous looking treat.
    Janie x

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  7. Goodness, those cakes look so perfectly gooey and delicious - thank you for sharing! Happy blogiversary to you!

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