Baking

Pecan Caramel Cupcakes

After making enough mince pies over Christmas to feed an army, it was nice to be able to make something different. I had a packet of pecan nuts that have been waiting for me turn them into a pecan pie, but in the end I fancied something cakey, and thought they would be a great ingredient…… Continue reading Pecan Caramel Cupcakes

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Festive Mince pies

In the past I have been a bit too lazy, when it comes to baking. If a recipe needed pastry I would have bought it. This time though I thought I would give it a crack, and boy am I glad I did! It was surprisingly a lot easier than I thought it would be,…… Continue reading Festive Mince pies

Inspiration

Pretty Christmas Packaging Ideas

Following from my post on lovely handmade Christmas decorations. I thought it would be fun to put together some lovely ideas for packaging your makes or gift wrapping your gifts. Some are more Christmassy than others but the one thing they do have in common is that they are simply beautiful. (A la Parisienne) (Laughing…… Continue reading Pretty Christmas Packaging Ideas

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Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

I’ve been meaning to buy a Bundt cake tin for a while now, and when I came across a recipe in The Clandestine Cake Club book, I was compelled to go out and buy one straight away. The recipe was Raspberry Yoghurt Birthday Bundt Cake. The icing was a lovely bright pink colour and with raspberry…… Continue reading Cherry Yoghurt Bundt Cake

Crafts · Inspiration

Lovely Handmade Christmas Craft Ideas

Photo source – Nana Company We can’t deny it Christmas is fast approaching just over a month to go! It’s a great time for crafting whether it be gifts, food or decorations. Today I thought I would share some lovely craft ideas I have come across on the internet. I’m not normally a Christmas person,…… Continue reading Lovely Handmade Christmas Craft Ideas

Baking

Blueberry Loaf

I’m sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of weeks, I was faced with a serious technical issue when I rather stupidly threw half a cup of tea over my laptop. It struggled on for a couple of days all be it without the keyboard working before finally giving up and dying completely.…… Continue reading Blueberry Loaf

Baking

Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

I was in the mood for experimenting, browsing Pinterest recently I have seen various pictures of peanut butter cupcakes. So I thought I would give it a go myself. So I added crunchy peanut butter to the cake batter. Once the cakes were baked and cooled. I took a small part of the top off and added…… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes

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Mini Cakes

The Mr asked me to make some cakes for his Table Tennis team as it is their last game of the season tonight. I was going to do a big cake, but instead decided to do a selection of mini cakes, which would be easier for the team to serve and eat. I borrowed a…… Continue reading Mini Cakes

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Apricot and Almond Flapjacks

I had a bit of a baking disaster yesterday, I was trying to make a roulade, and well it completely collapsed! I vaguely remember making a swiss roll at school (not quite the same I know) so thought if I could do it then, then surely 18 years later I can do it now! It…… Continue reading Apricot and Almond Flapjacks

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Happy Mother’s Day

I hope you all enjoyed your Mothering Sunday, to all mum’s I hope you were all really pampered. Our Mother’s Day plans had to change as my mum was taken into hospital on Thursday. I’d planned to make a fancy cake, but decided to change it to cupcakes to make it easier serving it at the bedside. So…… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day