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Celebration baking by Lizzy of Scientist Chic

Hello all, my name is Lizzy and I write a little blog called ScientistChic. I’m so excited to be included in Franca’s series of guest postswhile she and her new husband are off on honeymoon! I hope they are having a wonderful time, forgetting about the world and just enjoying each other’s company.

Baking has always played a really important role in my life. Some of my earliest memories involve being taught how to make pastry at my Granny’s kitchen table, or learning the art of apple crumble from my Mum. So for this post I thought I would turn my eye to the main culinary event of any wedding: the cake.


These days pretty much anything goes where wedding cakes are concerned; these examples from the Hummingbird Bakery demonstrate that the sky is really the limit when it comes to cake design! I like the orange, purple and green stripes myself.

Anyway, I need very little encouragement to get my cake baking kit out, and even less encouragement to share recipes! So after a blissful afternoon in the company of my mixer and a lot of flour, I bring you my super simple festive cake recipe in honour of Franca and her big day. I started with a basic 4oz sponge recipe, gave it a citrus kick by adding orange zest, and finished it off with a white chocolate frosting.


[Citrus and white chocolate cake

Citrus and white chocolate cake Recipe

Citrus and white chocolate cake

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  • Helen 22 September 2011, 1:52 pm

    Yum that cake you made looks so tasty. We have lots of pears in our garden at the moment, I'm planning to do something with those.

  • Citizen Rosebud 22 September 2011, 4:05 pm

    Now I am hungry. For dessert.

  • oranges_and_apples 22 September 2011, 4:07 pm

    Have some!

  • SACRAMENTO Amate 22 September 2011, 5:38 pm

    Thank you dear Franca, I love the look of your new blog. You not only got married, you also move to Wordpress. is it???

  • oranges_and_apples 22 September 2011, 6:36 pm

    Not yet! I will do that on October, after my economics exam!

  • Leia 23 September 2011, 6:50 am

    This looks amazing! And yayyy you've nixed Disqus! 😀

    ♥ Leia

  • Fashionpearlsofwisdom 23 September 2011, 12:14 pm

    yum yum yum

  • Cosmia 24 September 2011, 9:09 am

    Oh my! The amount of icing in the middle of that cake.. amazing!!!