We’ve been really lucky with some great spouts of weather recently. With the sun shining I was craving strawberries and cream. I then took it up a level and really fancied tucking into an Eton Mess. I’ve never made merignue before so this was a first for me too! By following this recipe I got it right and it tasted sooo good. All you need is a glass tumbler to serve it 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.
Sometimes I can be in the mood to bake but really not in the mood with too much hassle and cleaning up. This recipe is not only delicious and a little different to your traditional tray bakes but only requires one bowl to mix it up in- the dream for anyone who hates washing up as much as I do! One bowl also makes this sooo easy to bake as well so really, there are no excuses!
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!
I do have a confession to make…this did not turn out how I wanted it to. But, that was down to my own skill set rather than the recipe. I really need to work on icing layered cakes. I have never been able to get it right but practice makes perfect! I’ve decided to do more research on how to nail it.Hopefully, with some help from Pinterest and youtube, I’ll be on my way! But anyway, I apologise for this post not being the most aesthetic cake! Continue reading “Malteaser Cake”
3 More days to go! Unfortunately, I came down with a very nasty cold/cough this week which I’m still battling off in time for Christmas. Being ill makes it very difficult to get in the festive mood, but, after a baking afternoon making some festive treats I feel as though I’m finally getting there! (don’t worry I thoroughly washed my hands). Mince pies are usually a Christmas favourite for all, whether you want to give these as a small gift to a friend, bring them to a party or just make some to have at home to accompany your cup of tea anyone can give these a really good go! Continue reading “Christmas Frangipane Mince Pies”
This weekend I let my Mum choose the bake! It is her birthday on Tuesday but I am away with work so I made her celebration cake for the weekend. Continue reading “Banana Boston Cream Cake”
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”
I have made these cakes numerous times. The first time I made them was for my 21st birthday. They were definitely a favourite and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them, even my Dad who’s not a massive fan of cakes! Continue reading “Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes”