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Dark Cake Trends 2016

Dark Cake Trends 2016, fashions come and go but when it comes to baking 2016 is all about the dark and mysterious, the rich and decadent. Here are some of our favourites for our little corner of North Norfolk for the up and coming year, it’s darkly fascinating.BlackCherry

When you think of cake for weddings, birthdays or other celebrations a dark cake maybe isn’t neccesarily a first thought. Maybe nice old chocolate cake might hit the spot, but move over Mr Hum Drum Chocolate cake, reveal centre stage a rich dark fudgey chocolate cake made with a hint of coffee, or a delectable Guinness cake resplendent with a dreamy cream cheese topping. More often than not my special celebration orders are requests for my gingerbread cake and cinnamon frosting which has been a favourite for the past couple of years, along with new pal Salted Caramel and its glorious cascade of molten caramel with crunches of sea salt.  They’re partnering up on some occasions too – nothing says we’re having a party like calorific abandonment and pure cakery hedonism!!

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To whet the appetite we have firstly have a couple of cupcakes and big cakes after my own heart, we’ve added caramel popcorn, halved Maltesers, crunchie bars, fudge and other sweet treats with a good glug of caramel on a caramel cake and matching buttercream.

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Smartened up these topped cakes can be simply stunning with some precise dribbling and piping, crowned with buttery crumble on a sticky toffee inspired cake.

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A meeting in the middle from the naked cake fascination that still holds true and cake tables is a pudding cake.  Think of your favourite comfort puds and pile ’em up with Chantilly cream and beautifully shiny toffee sauce.  something for everyone, it’s a sure-fire winner!

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If there are no allergy sufferers amongst your number (of which we could cater for undoubtedly) there’s a rather smashing peanut thing going on out there. Peanutty hot drinks have been hitting the shops and Reese’s Peanut Cups are over here and have no fear. We love ’em.  Perfect for your fellow nut lovers out there.

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More dark and brooding naked cakes, there’s plenty for everyone to whet all appetites.

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If cultured and swish is favoured how about this immaculate black fondant covered cake with our favourite gold leaf technique on the base cake, simply stunning.  Evergreens compliment the black and gold to perfection. Adorable.

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Still comfortably in its groove is the faithful naked cake of 2014/15.  It’s a look that’s still going strong as a tall, dark silhouette adorned with seasonal fruits and blooms.

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If these or any of the other cakes on our site or blog have captured you imagination contact us on 07932 874576 or email us on bunsoffun@hotmail.co.uk.

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Buns of Fun is 5 years old!

BUNS STARTED life at the kitchen table in North Norfolk and went on lots of beach picnics in the guise of freshly baked cupcakes, brownies and traybakes.  Coupled with a not-so-sober Burns Night where I made little Fimo babies for my guests as their place settings – Buns of Fun took shape that very evening.  Our Buns are lovingly created using fresh Norfolk ingredients where ever we can as Norfolk food tastes GREAT!  We’re so lucky to live here, Norfolk is a passionate foodie who can be found bursting from the hedgerows and fields in the height of Summer, nestling like little fruity jewels in berry bushes, gathering morning frost or dew in herbaceous beds.  Not to mention chickens with a Norfolk ‘cluck’ and Cooo’s with a milky moo.

TO CELEBRATE our 5th birthday we have a little venture for you – create a cupcake flavour or flavour combination and we’ll make the Winner half a dozen winning cupcakes to enjoy!*  You can have your favourite or unusual blends, what’s not to love!  Simply pop over to our Facebook page to ‘Like’ it, ‘Share’ our page and submit your recipe blend for our choosy panel of one (me) to pick a Winner by Burns Night 25th January. Win Cupcakes 5yo

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buns-of-Fun-Bespoke-CupCakes-and-Big-Ones-for-All-Occasions/165815876775637

*Please note this is only open to UK residents