Apple and Cinnamon Cake

I love to use fresh, home grown produce and recently I’ve had lots of apples to use. Some of my other baking plans have had to be put on hold while I make everything appley. This week I used up lots of mixed apples to make an apple sauce, a lovely apple syrup and a … Continue reading

Rose Iced Cookies

Last week was ‘biscuit week’ on The Great British Bake Off and we saw some of the bakers ‘crumble’ under the pressure in the tent (sorry!!!) Here’s a recap of the baking fun. I had great intentions of trying to create an amazing showstopper biscuit ‘box’ filled with biscuits but sadly didn’t have enough time … Continue reading

Selling Home-made Cakes – Costing/Pricing

This is a guest post which has been written for me and I’ve found it really helpful. I’ve now set up my own cake company from home and one of the most challenging things I’ve found is correctly pricing my cakes. I hope it’s helpful to anyone else thinking about selling their home-made bakes. Cost … Continue reading

Cappuccino Cupcakes

Recently life has become very busy and I can’t complain one bit as I’m following my dream. I started my blog in October 2011 to record recipes I tried and loved and some of my own, and to try to bake more and learn more about baking. I intended it just to be for myself … Continue reading

Raspberry and Lemon Cheesecake Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very summery and extremely delicious. Sweet raspberries with a zesty zing – yum! Cupcake Ingredients:- 100g Caster Sugar 100g Butter, softened 120g Self Raising Flour 2 Tablespoons Cornflour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Medium Eggs, beaten 3 Tablespoons Milk Grated Zest 1 Lemon Method:- Heat the oven to 160c. Beat together the … Continue reading

Lusciously Lemon and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:- 100g Butter, softened 110g Caster Sugar 120g Self-Raising Flour 2 Teaspoons Cornflour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 3 Medium Eggs, beaten 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk Zest 1 Lemon 100g White Chocolate Chips For Lemon Curd Topping:- Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon 50g Butter 200g Caster Sugar 2 Medium Eggs, beaten For Buttercream Topping:- 150g … Continue reading

Last minute edible Christmas gifts

I love to give edible gifts as they are made with love and very personal. This year I’ve baked brownies and cupcakes, they look so pretty in presentation boxes. I’ve tried lots of chocolate brownie recipes but I always come back to Hummingbird Bakery’s recipe as it really is the best. Brownies should be richly chocolatey with … Continue reading

Baking with a Luxury Food Hamper

…..or ‘How to turn a Luxury Food Hamper into a Christmas Party!’ I’m sorry to start talking about Christmas already but this year I’m planning to be ahead of the game. I’ve tried to do Christmas, over the years, in a variety of ways – the nonchalant last minute ‘do it all in one go’ … Continue reading

Lemon Griestorte

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