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….

‘It’s A Boy’ Baby Shower Cake & Cupcakes

For the last few weeks I’ve been busy planning and preparing for one of my biggest cake challenges yet. A friend asked me to bake a cake and 24 cupcakes for a baby shower. Although the shower coincided with the Mid-Somerset Show (which I also entered) I felt like I was ready for this baking…

National Prosecco Day

Normally you would cheers to the start of the weekend, but as today is National Prosecco Day, I’ve got that raise a glass and cheers kinda feeling…ok, so there is only a few hours left (and perhaps it’s a bit late for a drink) but once you’ve opened the bottle, there will undoubtedly be the…

Earl Grey & Lemon Cupcakes

Earl grey isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it certainly is mine. With a slice of lemon or a dash of milk, earl grey is refreshing taste. It’s becoming more popular to add all sorts of flavoured teas into cupcakes, so I thought I would give it a go. I picked the Tesco recipe as…

Crispy Tiffin Slice

It may have been incredibly hot last Sunday but that didn’t stop me from spending the day in my kitchen. The Kitchen Aid was on, the work surface was getting covered in flour and sugar spilling out from the newly bought bags, while the rest of the shopping was left in the carriers waiting to…

Pimm’s® Cupcakes

When the sun is out and Wimbledon is on the telly, you need either strawberries and cream or an ice cold glass of Pimm’s®. So with the all-important finals ready to take place on Centre Court, I decided to bake some Pimm’s® cupcakes. I saw this recipe in the June/July issue of Baking Heaven magazine…