sweet as nectar | hummingbird cake

I love to cook but I wouldn’t consider myself as a baker. It’s just too finicky.

But the odd occasion arises (usually after an epic Pinning session or for a competition) that I have the urge to bake something beautiful.

Martha Stewart's Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Martha Stewart’s Hummingbird Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

On Sunday I got my apron on!
Warning: the results won’t be like Martha’s picture above!

Hummingbird Cake

Recipe via Martha Stewart: Hummingbird Cake [here] and Cream Cheese Frosting [here].

baking in my Retro Pop rose skulls apron!
baking in my Retro Pop rose skulls apron!
Butter Cream Frosting
Butter Cream Frosting (so hard not to keep licking the spoon!)
underwraps
underwraps
Melly's creation; Hummingbird Cake
Melly’s creation; Hummingbird Cake

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Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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