Category Archives: baking

INTRODUCING MS RED VELVET, ALL THREE TIERS OF HER…


A rather quick post from me and one that doesn’t really need much chat (you’ll be pleased about that….). Introducing Mymonkfish’s wicked three tier red velvet sponge cake with cream cheese frosting made especially for the lovely ladies (and the odd gent) of the ‘Edinburgh Cake Ladies’.

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THE FIRST RULE OF CAKE CLUB……

It’s been a while since my last blog post so to make up for that fact what better subject to talk about than CAKE!

There’s a buzz in the air at the moment about ‘secret supper clubs’ so it goes without saying that sooner or later a ‘secret CAKE club’ would be born. Continue reading

MR PREDICTABLE’S ROYAL BIRTHDAY SPONGE…

A very quick baking post while we’re perhaps still in ‘Royal Wedding’ mode! In true  Mr Predictable style my other half decided to share his birthday this year with the much anticipated marriage of Wills and Kate, honestly, the gall of the man!  So, in true Mrs Monkfish style I thought I’d better whizz him up a home made birthday cake to celebrate the whole affair.  Continue reading

THE JAMMIEST OF HEARTS…MY RED VALENTINE

Not sure I need to say that much about what you see before you except that they’re jammy, they’re scrumptious, one is not enough (true about most of the baking activities I undertake) and of course they are very very romantic 😉 Continue reading

MAMA MAMA MIMI AND HER GLORIOUS BAKEHOUSE


Of late this blog mostly seems to have been about cake….OK OK, I hear you, it’s been ALL about cake – so I thought I’d finish the ‘ongoing theme’ off nicely (for a while) with a review of Mimis Bakehouse, the new ‘cake kid on the block’ down in lovely sunny Leith.

What better way to spend a lazy sunday afternoon than with a pot of tea or two……. Continue reading