The List


To get this thing rolling, I have decided to make a list of all the things I want to bake in order to shortlist potentially saleable cakes. Whilst looking for pictures of cakes I have previously baked to illustrate this post, I instead came across a picture of a cat that looks like Hitler (I’m sorry okay, but this is going to become a thing, and anyway, I couldn’t find any decent baking photos, shameful I know).

I’m thinking the list will probably be added to as time passes, but here is the initial list. There is one item which will be added at a later date once I’ve worked out if there is any level of feasibility in my creation of them.


The List:

  1. Brownies (the good kind, made with ground almonds instead of flour to make them extra gooey and lovely)
  2. Red Velvet Cupcakes 
  3. Small Salted Caramel Tarts
  4. Peanut Butter Pie 
  5. Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Icing
  6. Caramel Cheesecake
  7. Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake
  8. Honey & Pecan Loaf
  9. Black Bottom Cupcakes
  10. Raspberry Streusel Cake
  11. Gingerbread (in house, man or tree form – there are so many options)
  12. Baked Blueberry Cheesecake
  13. Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies (the most extravagant kind of brownie you will ever encounter. Man they are rich, but incredibly tasty)
  14. Lemon-Almond Cream Bread (YES. I just found this recipe and it looks fantastic, so why not?!)
  15. Banana Bread
  16. Lemon Curd (I know this isn’t a form of cake, but I want to make it to use in cakes, so it’s here)


I’m sure there are plenty of other things that I’ve forgotten, but those 16 are a start which will keep me busy for a while. 


Yesterday a man came into the bookshop I work in and said “I am humbled by all your books, because they make me see there is so much I do not know”. It was a pretty awesome statement to make, although I just stood there awkwardly and thought to myself “wow”.

I’m feeling a bit the same, in the sense that I’m looking around at all these other bakeries and blogs with people who are amazing bakers and have icing abilities that I will never have, and I realise that I’ve got a lot to find out, but that’s okay, because this is a journey. Even if it will be a long one. At least if it’s difficult some days, I’ve still got a picture of a tiny kitten doing the Nazi salute in a mug. That will make everything better. 


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily Cooks Vegan says:

    Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies sound delectable 🙂 Can’t wait to see your recipe x

    1. lizzie says:

      Yeah, they’re sooo good! Unfortunately the first and only time I’ve made them most of them ended up on the floor 😦 so I’ll have to put them as high priority! x

  2. Veronica says:

    I’ve never made brownies with ground almonds but I totally believe you on the ooey gooey part!! I do make chocolate cookies with almonds instead of flour-to die for! I must try this!

    1. lizzie says:

      Cookies with ground almonds sound really good! We should recipe swap 🙂

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