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…

Halloween Biscuits

I love to bake (as if you couldn’t have guessed) and even though I’m a beginner, I would definitely say biscuits are my weakness. I’m not sure what it is about baking biscuits that I’m not keen on, I think it’s because the middle of the biscuits don’t colour much and trick me into thinking…

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…

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…

GBBO September Recipe: Viennese Whirls

In keeping with last night’s episode of the GBBO, I’m going to start this month with the recipe from my calendar – Viennese Whirls. It was a bittersweet feeling when I saw this recipe. I love these particular sandwich biscuits, but they’re biscuits and that’s not a strength of mine when it comes to baking….

GBBO August Recipe: Frangipane Tart

With the return of the Great British Bake Off last night (and being the end of the month), it seemed appropriate to make the August recipe on my calendar and this month was the turn of the frangipane tart. I’ve made mini frangipane tarts before when I was trying to mimic my Grandma’s recipe, but…

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…

‘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…

Meeting Candice & Millionaire Shortbread Hearts

If you watched the Great British Bake Off last year then you will have seen Candice Brown join the likes of Nadiya Hussain and John Whaite as she became the latest winner. Candice was my favourite from the start. Not only were her bakes impressive, but I loved how she pushed her baking above and beyond as…

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…