Cinnamon, Fruit & Almond Cruffins

Cruffins. Ever heard of them? I have. I should have known about them last year as today’s recipe comes from the 2017 Easter edition of Delicious Magazine, but obviously I missed them first time around. Of course I’m wishing now that I had baked them then, but better late than never. This sticky half pastry…

GBBO March Recipe: Upside-Down Cherry Sponge Pudding

I’m not going to lie, I was a little disappointed that the March recipe on my GBBO calendar wasn’t an Easter inspired bake. I look forward to this time of year, I have an excuse to look crazy and buy the supermarkets out of mini eggs, but as I’m on a chocolate detox for the…

Marbled Heart Cupcakes

Since starting this blog, I’ve had many ideas of cakes to bake and dishes to try, more than what I can manage with a full-time job. But as I was going through my cupboards, I came across a packet of Dr. Oetker milk and white chocolate hearts and with Valentine’s Day I knew just the…

Lemon Love Heart Cupcakes

Love Hearts take me back to my childhood, probably because that’s when I last had one. The pastel coloured sweets are famous for featuring different sayings such as ‘you’re fab’, ‘love’ and ‘for ever’ as well as faces with hearts for eyes. I don’t know about you, but when I was younger I used to…

GBBO January Recipe: Lemon Thyme Madeleines

One of my Christmas presents was a Great British Bake Off calendar, so here begins another 12 months of one recipe that is pre-picked for me. January is the turn of the shell designed sponges, madeleines, a tea time treat that is seemingly becoming quite popular. I’d never made them before so my first stop…

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

I’ve seen so many creative bakes on Instagram and Pinterest this Halloween. I’ve even had a wave of ideas flood my mind and my baking journal – in fact I’ve had more ideas than I can physically make (and eat). And even though I’m really getting in to making my own decorations, not everybody likes…

A Pumpkin Illusion Cake

Do you remember the illusion cakes in week 1 of the GBBO? Well its a few weeks late, but here’s my attempt at a cake that is very apt for this time of year. With influencers going pumpkin picking and magazines using pumpkins, conkers and a selection of autumnal leaves as props, I decided to…

GBBO October Recipe: Flapjacks

It’s October which means my Instagram feed is officially filled with one autumnal photo after another. It’s also the month where everyone wants to get cosy with fluffy scarfs and bobble hats, and your food habits turn to everything comfort, which basically means carbs. For today’s post, I decided to do the GBBO calendar recipe,…

My First Unicorn Cake

Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of making a unicorn themed birthday cake for a friend at work. It was the first one I had made, but after nailing the technique for covering a cake in ready roll fondant (or so I thought) and watching many YouTube tutorials, I was feeling pretty confident. Again, I…

Hello Autumn: Maple & Pecan Cupcakes

Hello Autumn & National Cupcake Week Over the past few days, my attention has been taken by an adorably cute, black Labrador puppy, but with autumn officially in swing and a few days remaining of National Cupcake Week, I just had to post a recipe for some autumnal flavoured cupcakes. Of all the national and…

Maple & Pecan Flapjacks

As mentioned in my last post, I also entered the flapjack round in the Mid-Somerset Show. Flapjacks is one of those bakes where I feel everyone has different preferences – plain, half dipped in chocolate or with a fruity addition, crumbly, soft or crunchy on top, the variations could go on. Now I didn’t place…

Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

Last weekend saw me busy baking for the baby shower, but I was also entering flapjacks and muffins into the Mid-Somerset Show. The Mid-Somerset Show is an annual event, local to where I live. It’s a fun family day out with plenty of stalls to look round, competitions to enter, classic car displays, livestock classes and much more….