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!
So, bad news, my piping bag broke! I was so gutted as I was really determined to nail the icing on these cupcakes. I was just about to start when I found there were holes in the bag. Safe to say it was a little messy with chocolate buttercream squirting out random holes when I was trying to get it out onto the cake. Nonetheless, this weekend was a special occasion- I met the other bridesmaids for my brother’s wedding. It was a lovely afternoon and, as always, when there’s a reason to celebrate I thought I would bring some baked goods.
Last weekend I went to London with a few of the girls for food, drinks, more food, and even more drinks. We went to a lovely little cake shop called Crumbs and Doilies (review will be up next week). From just stepping into the shop and admiring all the beautifully decorate cupcakes I had a little bit of inspiration to do cupcakes. Once I took home the cakes from the shop and tried them by inspiration grew! The Nutella Cupcakes I had from there was amazing. So good that I wanted more. So I decided that would be this weeks bake.
Carrot cake is my all-time favourite bake ever, ever…ever. I often have to refrain myself from choosing it every time I get coffee somewhere. I love the combination of the sweetness with the spices. It’s all the best of winter flavours, without it tasting of Christmas- if you know what I mean. Instead of my usual two-tier carrot cake, I decided to do cupcakes instead. Living in a household of only two people who actually eat cake something like a cupcake is a lot easier to take away and give to a friend. However, this doesn’t mean I won’t be making a big tiered one for the blog in the future! Continue reading “Carrot 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”
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”
Raising money for charity, cakes, tea and friends. What could honestly be a better combination?
When I decided to do my own coffee morning/afternoon tea I realised how much thought had to go into hosting an event such as this. However, it was incredibly rewarding, it was great to socialise with a mix of my friends and family and people really got into the spirit of things. I would encourage anyone and everyone to try doing a charity afternoon tea/coffee morning. Continue reading “How to Host a Successful Charity Coffee Morning”