I have not always been a frosting person but people change. I’m still not at the point of luxurious swathes of buttercream swirled into peaks of sin-mine’s a more tentative swipe across the top of the cake, unevenly plastered. Clockwise from top: blackcurrant tea cake, pumpkin and coconut cake, carrot cake and vanilla apricot cake. The last one was stuck to the pan and refused to dislodge. More on my stinginess with parchment paper later.