Rachel Allen Cake Diaries Image Name: Rachel Allen Cake Diaries Description: Rachel Allen The brand new series "Rachel Allen Cake Diaries" Tx: Wednesdays at 7.30pm on RTÉ One begining 5th September 2012

Rachel Allen returns with a brand new series which features a myriad of life events that can all be made so much more pleasurable with cake

Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries is a brand new series in which Rachel takes a personal look at how cakes can and do play a part in a life full of family and friends. Rachel reveals that cake is about so much more than the traditional celebrations we all recognise.  Her “Diaries” reveal a myriad of life events – from the big family occasions through to coffee with friends – that can all be made so much more pleasurable with cake.

Wherever you are, or whatever you’re doing, Rachel reveals that there is a cake to suit the mood or the moment.  It might be muffins, cupcakes, brownies or blondies, a show-stopping triple layer cake or a fool proof sponge.  With tips on icing and decorating, as well as baking and serving, this is a series packed with great advice and absolutely stunning cakes that everyone will want in their own kitchen diary.                                   

PROGRAMME 5 Have Cake Will Travel

When the holidays are approaching Rachel’s diary fills up with days out – and she has some fantastic ideas for cakes full of summery flavours to perk up that packed lunch…  Intensely chocolate beetroot brownies have a deep earthy richness that travels well.  Lemon and rosemary polenta cake and Brittany butter cake are perfect picnic fare. And rhubarb and custard swiss roll is a great way to finish off a barbecue.