Macarons

50th Birthday Macaron Cake

macaron_cake_afternoon_crumbs_1

It seems my blog is having a bit of a macaron moment. Not sorry. I made a similar macaron cake to this one last year for my cousin but in rainbow colours. I seriously love the idea of combining the two things to make an epic looking cake. I had promised my pilates teacher and friend Donna that I would make her a macaron cake for her 50th birthday and seeing as she forgot this, it was an even better surprise when

Read More

Chocolate Orange Macarons

chocolate_orange_macarons_afternoon_crumbs_1

Well this is very exciting! I’m so happy to finally show you the new and improved Afternoon Crumbs site. Yaaaay! My ridiculously talented friend Steve designed it for me and I’m more than a little bit in love with it. I hope you all are to. It has lots of new exciting features such as ‘Pin’ buttons, social links and my face. Oh yes. I’m really pleased to have this great new setting to share with you some exciting posts and I can’t wait to start this next part of my cake-filled journey. I couldn’t help but make a little something to celebrate

Read More

Anemone Cake

This cake was for my lovely neighbour Gabriele’s 40th birthday party this weekend. She had the most gorgeous garden party with a seriously cool marquee, delicious food and plenty of dancing. I knew a cake that was pretty and elegant would be her style and so I drew inspiration from this black and ivory Peggy Porschen cake for the design. It was my first time making anemones (which I still have trouble pronouncing – why?!) and they turned out really well. I love how the monochrome makes

Read More

Fluffernutter Macarons

It’s always so great when my friend Jade comes to visit. We spend the whole time laughing at stupid things, reminiscing and eating far too much. This trip she visited with her lovely boyfriend Brad and we managed to lure them out of London this weekend for a family BBQ. On her last visit I made all of these but this time I went for something a little smaller scale but super tasty. We used to live on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at school and when we discovered that putting Marshmallow Fluff with it was a thing we thought it was amazing. I don’t know if Jade and I were just easily amused back in school, but we found the name Fluffernutter ridiculously funny and there was an equally hilarious song that went with it. To make the macarons I

Read More