This is my 100th post on this blog! That means I’ve rattled on 100 times how much I love cake. In all seriousness it’s nice to use this as a time to reflect on what I have achieved in the last few years with my baking. My top one will always be making a wedding cake! I never imagined myself being able to achieve it, but, I did it. I love looking back over some of my favourite bakes and remembering how much I was like ‘nah I cant do this’ and proved myself wrong. It’s the little things, especially at this moment in time! Anyway, for my 100th post it’s a simple one, but potentially a bake that’s hard to dislike- Chocolate Cupcakes.Continue reading “Chocolate Cupcakes”
Life in isolation/social distancing can be incredibly boring. It can be really easy to be unmotivated to do a lot and become really unproductive. Personally, I find this can put me in a really low mood making the challenging time we are in, even more difficult to push through. I’ve taken up a new, creative hobby to try teach myself from online tutorials and books and honestly, it has killed a lot of time and been very therapeutic.
If you’re starting to feel restless, bored, unproductive why not try baking? It’s not as daunting as some people think if you follow all the great recipes and guides that are out there. If this is something you’re toying with why not start here? This is my beginner’s recipe to vanilla cupcakes. This recipe is also great to do with bored kids and you can get as creative as you want with them! By the end you’ll feel a sense off accomplishment and you get to eat. A win win if you ask me!
Finally, the worst month of the year is over. One thing I always find mind boggling with January is the fact we all try and give up the things which makes us happy; certain foods, alcohol etc etc on one of the most depressing months of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all these things are to try benefit our health, but it does make the first month of the year incredibly long. Anyway, to mark the occasion of things going onwards and upwards from January I decided to get my bake back on. It’s been a long time but I came across Biscoff Cupcakes and couldnt resist getting stuck back in.
The mornings are darker, the days feel shorter and the weather is definitely colder! It finally feels as though summer is over and although that means goodbye to hot weather and the sun, there is still plenty to love about Autumn and Winter…and the food is one! I was originally looking for a recipe with Apples however then felt inspired to try something different with Aumtumnal spices and Pumpkin. It’s the month of Halloween after all.
Last weekend I was lucky enough to get to bake for my friend’s Baby Shower! I was feeling a little nervous, especially as I was trying something new and something I had invented in my head a little. Despite this the cakes were a success and I was really happy with how they turned out! I was trying to recreate a Victoria Sponge in a cupcake- a springy vanilla sponge with a raspberry jam centre, topped with a vanilla buttercream. Perfect accompanied with a cup of tea!
Another year has flown past and it’s my Birthday which means a Birthday bake was in order! Since I’ve been on a health kick since the start of the year, I am grabbing any opportunity to bake with both hands. Especially when it isn’t related to wedding cake prep I am trying my best to bake something I’ve never made before. It’s been months since I’ve made cupcakes so wanted to try a new cupcake creation.
Recently I’ve really enjoyed making cupcakes and with little to do this weekend, I thought I’d bake again. I’ve always wanted to give biscuit themed cupcakes a go. I always think they look aesthetically god every time! I chose Bourbon biscuit as I have a full proof chocolate cupcakes recipe and I know my team at work love a Bourbon!
This weekend I celebrated my best friend’s 23rd Birthday in Birmingham. It’s something we do pretty much every year in Bham without fail, and it’s always a great night. Instead of bringing a bottle I thought I would bake something instead. This is something which I think is a really good idea/thought if you ever had an event or Birthday. It’s something a little bit different and is fun to make as well!
This week’s bake is a little fiddly but 100% worth the effort. I tried and tested the recipe out at work and it is safe to say the cakes were well received and the reviews were even better! Be prepared to get sticky, have cake and caramel everywhere, but finish your baking with a deliciously rich, caramel filled cupcakes no one could turn down.
This weeks bake is Red Velvet Cupcakes- something which I personally have never done before. Not only this, but there was another challenge involved for me this week- I had to make 36 of them for my lovely friend’s surprise Birthday. Read on to find out how it went and to get the recipe for these delicious cakes, which are easier than they look!