Christmas

Christmas Chocolate Truffles

2 weeks to go! Christmas is seriously fast approaching and I cannot wait. Every year until now, I have always struggled to get or have the money to spend on presents having been a student. Every one of those years I always thought something homemade would be a nice touch as a gift seeing as I felt my buys weren’t enough to show how much I appreciate my family. Something which still looked good and would be useful to someone.

Every year I failed to think of something which was within my creative capabilities.Until now! Continue reading “Christmas Chocolate Truffles”

The Coffee Date Series

The Coffee Date Series #4: Out Of Office, Newport Pagnell

This Coffee Date post has been a long time coming. Finally, my hometown of Newport Pagnell (in Milton Keynes area for those who don’t know) has opened an independent Coffee Shop which serves specialty coffee. This has been a long time coming for the high street, and patiently waited for by many! No boyfriend in sight my Mum helped me with this particular review- which means something beyond just ordering a brownie. (love you really) Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #4: Out Of Office, Newport Pagnell”

baking · Christmas

Chocolate Hazelnut Buns

It’s December! Christmas is well and truly on its way. This weeks post has come little late as I was getting my Christmas shopping done Friday. But never fear, the bake is here! I thought I would kick start this month with a treat which could easily be a Christmas bake for a naughty breakfast on Christmas Day. To all you Nutella lovers out there, this is for you! Continue reading “Chocolate Hazelnut Buns”

Easy Bakes

Sicilian Orange Cake

If you’re looking for an easy bake for an afternoon tea or weekend treat this is the one for you. It’s pretty hassle-free, no buttercream, no piping, no whisking! This cake is one of the best recipes I have come across. The finished product is so moist, no matter what kind of baker you are, and so delicious. If you’re a lemon drizzle fan, you have to give this a go! Continue reading “Sicilian Orange Cake”

cakes · The Coffee Date Series

The Coffee Date Series #3: Nothern Cobbler, Leicester

This weekend I went back to my old University town in Leicester- Clarendon Park! I and my boyfriend decided we would take his early birthday celebrations there for the weekend. We booked a gorgeous hotel and headed there on the Friday afternoon after work- the dream! With a trip away I thought it would be rude not to take my Coffee Date Series with me too. Leicester is full of independent coffee shops Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #3: Nothern Cobbler, Leicester”

baking · Cupcakes

White Chocolate and Raspberry Mini Cupcakes

For ages now one of our kitchen cupboards has had a couple of boxes of very pretty looking mini cupcake cases. With not knowing how to do mini cupcakes they have been very pointless purchases. However, the other week I accidentally ordered a box of around 80 by accident on Amazon (thinking they were normal sized). With now at least 100 to my name I thought it was time to work out how and what to do with them. Continue reading “White Chocolate and Raspberry Mini Cupcakes”

cakes · Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

This week we are back on to cupcakes, icing and piping! This week bake has been inspired by a lot of what I have seen on Instagram by other people. Cupcakes using our normal treats such as custard cream, jammy dodgers, milky bar, chocolate orange etc. seem to be getting ever more popular. The aesthetic of these cupcakes are amazing, and this alone made me want to give them ago. Continue reading “Chocolate Orange Cupcakes”