mckarlie

I have happiness in my heart and a thorn in my soul

Bipolar Baker

So most of you will know by now that I’m bipolar. I am also a stay at home mum and study part time, I often have to take time off study when having a depressive episode, but one thing that often keeps me going is baking, i’m a bake geek. I don’t really love eating a great deal of cake, but i LOVE creating different things, so i thought i’d try out posting pics for the first time and share some things I’ve baked

Husband's Green Lantern Cake

Husband’s Green Lantern Cake

Inside of husband's green lantern cake, chocolate with ganache layers

Inside of husband’s green lantern cake, chocolate with ganache layers

The above cake took me about six hours, the decoration was quite fiddly but hubby loves green lantern and superman and all those kind of guys, so i made a three layered chocolate buttermilk cake with chocolate ganache in between, it was pretty good!!

My Daughter's Angry Birds birthday cake

My Daughter’s Angry Birds birthday cake

The above one took me about 16 hours, it was a chocolate layer cake with fondant angry birds and decoration. One of the hardest ones I’ve done but it was so much fun. It felt like going back to kindergarten molding all the figures.

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

These are the ferrero rocher cupcakes, SO SO rich, ridiculous. But really tasty, I love the chocolates.

My daughter's pikachu birthday cake

My daughter’s pikachu birthday cake

The pokemon cake took me about ten hours, it was very fiddly and precise but she loved it. I get so much joy making things like this for my kids, they get pretty excited.

Donut eclairs

Donut eclairs

And lastly, possibly the most decadent. Home made potato donuts with stabilized whipped cream and home made raspberry jam. They were so tasty but I could only eat one, you could feel your heart clogging up! Haha.So i would encourage anyone who gets stuck in a down swing to find something you love to do, something you can do at home by yourself and get into it. Just doing SOMETHING can make all the difference, I’m a creative soul and so creating anything, be it a song a poem a painting a cake, it’s all cathartic for me.

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