Ginger Syrup Pudding

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I was recently given the Great British Puddings recipe book as a gift. It’s full of lots of pudding recipes including old favourites as well as some more traditional forgotten recipes. It has a good mix of pies, puddings, cakes and other dessert recipes. There are also a good picture to recipe ration, which is always nice to see. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Last week Tues I turned the big 25!! *queue the half way to 50 jokes* …I really wanted to write something deep & meaningful about passing this milestone in my life….BUT I’m drawing a blank lol. So I’ll just say, that I’ve had a fabulous birthday & that I’m very grateful to the friends & family that celebrated with me last Tues & over the weekend. I had such an amazing time! Continue reading

Ruby Red Giant Cupcake

This Giant Cupcake was made for a very good friend of the family who celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago. Her name is Ruby, which is why she requested the lovely red theme for her cake. The cake is a victoria sponge, filled with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream.

I really love the deep red colour that I achieved with the buttercream roses and as always, it is a massive confidence boost to recieve positive feedback about my cakes.

Musical Note Cake

Last weekend, London town had some faboulous weather, and so for my dad and sister’s joint birthday party, we had a family BBQ. Naturally, I was in charge of bringing the cakes. My sister had already decided months ago that she wanted her cake to look like a musical note, so I had a chance to be organised and take my time doing this cake. Continue reading

Nameday Giant Cupcake

Another Giant Cupcake, this time for a friend of mine. She wanted a cake for her husband’s Nameday.

A Nameday, is very similar to a birthday, insofar as it involves gifts and cake. The main difference being that, instead of celebrating the day you were born, you celebrate……you guessed it – your name! It is a really popular tradition in Poland (and a few other countries I’m told). My question is, why do we not have it here in the UK???

This giant cupcake is a red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. The idea, was to make it look like an actual oversized cupcake – hence the giant buttercream swirl and the sprinkles. I am really pleased with how it turned out and so glad that they both loved it too.

A Very Merry (belated) Christmas Cake

This is the first of two cakes that I made this week.

It was made for a very close friend of mine. We have a tradition of exchanging Christmas presents in January (you have to try it!) and this was part of her gift, along with a few other goodies.

It’s a Rich Fruit Cake decorated with snowflakes. I made the snowflakes and the writing gold just to add another dimension to an otherwise all white cake.

Christmas Cake Pops

Hello all!! I thought it would be a good idea for my first post to be a recipe that everyone could try, plus I’ve been dying to try these cake pops out for the LONGEST time.

For those not in the know (and where have u been?!) cake pops are little balls of cake & frosting dipped in a chocolate candy coating yum yum yum. They were made famous by a lady called Bakerella.

The recipe and method I’ve used below has been adapted from Bakerella’s website. Unlike Bakerella, I decided to make my cake and buttercream frosting from scratch (yay, go me) and I also use a lot less cake/frosting than she recommends. I made choc Continue reading