I love baking.
Afternoon tea is a perfect way to share my love of baking – it can be anything from a gathering of a few close friends round a roaring fire on a cold, winter afternoon to a relaxed party in the garden on a summer afternoon.
I try to use good quality, fresh, organic and local ingredients where possible and grow some of my own too.
I’d like to increase my knowledge and baking skills so will be trying lots of recipes from my favourite books and also experimenting with a few of my own too. Where I try someone else’s recipe, I will be reviewing it and will post a photo of my attempt but will not post the recipe – only a reference or a link to the original. If a recipe is adapted from someone else’s I will post the recipe and reference it / link to the original and stating that was my inspiration.
I also love collecting vintage china and making accessories for the home so along with my favourite recipes you will find some pictures and ideas I’ve used to make afternoon tea parties pretty and fun!
I’ve always had an interest in food and nutrition and have a degree in Health and two diplomas in Nutrition. I have taken courses in Royal Icing, Sugar Paste Decorating and Running a Cake Business with Dawn Pennington and courses in making Sugar Flowers with Lesley Rathbone – both are at Pennington’s School of Cake Artistry. I have also taken courses in Patisserie and hold a Food hygiene Certificate.
I’ve had recipes published in Bodyfit magazine and tea party pictures and ideas published in Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine. I’ve also had two of my cake recipes printed in an Australian recipe book.
All photo’s are my own. If you would like to use anything from my blog please ask first and then link back, thanks!
If you have any enquiries you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have also recently opened a cake company from my kitchen table http://www.sweetblissbakes.com