If, like me, you are suffering a turn in the weather and are having to stay inside, its time to think about planning a summer tea party for when the sun comes out again! Here are my top tips for planning a great tea party:- 1. Bake your own cakes and buy in your sandwiches. … Continue reading
There is always something special about a cupcake; little mouthfuls of loveliness in a perfect package. They can come in almost any flavour and with a multitude of decorations to please anyone. Cupcakes are still popular for weddings and celebrations for just these reasons and they can look stunningly beautiful too. This week I’ve been … Continue reading
This cake is a devilish mix of rich dark chocolate, lime and chilli – just perfect for Halloween! I baked it in two small semi-spherical cake tins and stuck them together with chocolate buttercream. I then covered the whole cake with chocolate buttercream and roll-out fondant – coloured to look like a dark sky. I … Continue reading
Last week was European Cake Week on Great British Bake off. We saw Yeast Leavened Cake, Kugelhopfs, Savarins and Tortes and the final challenge was Mary Berry’s Prinsesstarta . I was slightly unsure where to start baking – not too sure what was a Kugelhopf and what was a Savarin; and slightly unnerved by the … Continue reading
This is Afternoon Tea Week in the UK, which is very interesting for an Afternoon Tea lover like me. It’s not simply the delightful cakes and bakes; I really enjoy a good cup of tea in a vintage china tea cup. My ‘Afternoon Tea’ tends to consist of a cup of tea and a little … Continue reading
……..Just time to take a cup of tea and a lovely lemony drizzle cake into the garden and enjoy the sun! These lovely little heart shaped cakes are simply cut with a heart shaped cutter from a lemon drizzle tray bake and look perfect served on vintage china.
These cupcakes are deliciously moist and chocolatey! The topping is made with soft cheese and chocolate which gives a lightness and ensures that the whole thing isn’t too rich. They are perfect for an Easter treat and could, of course, have added decorations for extra scrumptiousness :) Triple Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients 90g Butter, softened 150g … Continue reading
This sweet table was filled with pretty cupcakes, macarons, meringues and cookies decorated to match the two birthday cakes. A mini dresser top was decorated to match the theme and filled with sweet jars to create a ‘sweet shop’. The table was the perfect complement to party tables set with vintage china and dainty sandwiches … Continue reading