It has been a little while since I posted on the blog but it has been a very hectic few weeks! 2015 is now over and I am now officially a Master of Arts. After all the hard work, I am very happy to have finally graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters… Read More Goodbye 2015!
In an attempt to move away from cupcakes and build some other baking skills, I recently attempted to make my first ever meringues. Taking inspiration from The Great British Bake Off winner, Jo Wheatley, (who I saw at the Cake and Bake Show), I attempted mini meringue nests with a raspberry cream. As usual, I… Read More Attempting Meringues
Halloween has to be one of my favourite times of the year. I’ve always been a little bit morbid so everything related to ghosts, ghoulies and death has a certain appeal. Despite not attending any Halloween parties this year I did take the chance to do some Halloween themed baking and slap on some spooky… Read More Halloween Baking
It was my mum’s birthday this week and she is a sucker for a bit of Millionaire’s Shortbread (for those that don’t know, millionaires shortbread is a nice, thick bit of shortbread topped with layers of caramel and chocolate). So when I received a leaflet at the Cake and Bake show with a recipe for… Read More Millionaires Shortbread Cupcakes
This weekend at The Excel in London thousands flocked to see the fabulous Cake and Bake Show. It was my first visit to the show and, being an avid baker myself, I am pleased to say that it definitely did not disappoint and was nothing short of fabulous. As well as exhibitor’s stands there were… Read More A Sugar-Filled Day at the Cake and Bake Show, Excel London
This week a normal afternoon dog walk randomly developed into berry picking and making my own jam from scratch! I have never made jam before but found it to be surprisingly easy and made with ingredients that I already had in my baking cupboard. This time of year is perfect for berry harvesting and I… Read More A Berry Picking and Jam Making Afternoon
After a little bit of experimenting – and an almost-collapsed-cake disaster – I have found my new favourite recipe for double chocolate marbled loaf cake. NOM. This cake is my bastardized version of a Great British Bake Off recipe, so credit to them for the main bulk of this creation, with a little bit of… Read More My (Almost) Perfect Recipe for Double Chocolate Marbled Loaf Cake