The Coffee Date Series

The Coffee Date #8: Crumbs and Doilies, London

A couple weeks ago I went to London with a few of the girls for a little reunion. Safe to say a lot of food and a lot of drink was involved. Within this food trip, we couldn’t not buy some cake in the capital. We found a cute little place called Crumbs and Dollies. It’s a lovely cake shop, and if you’re ever in London and fancy a quick treat or lovely things to take home, it’s a convenient little shop. Continue reading “The Coffee Date #8: Crumbs and Doilies, London”

Cupcakes

Nutella Cupcakes

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.

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cakes

Walnut and Maple Streusel Cake

I’m back to the bundt tin! Yes, after the last time I used it I was so satisfied with the results I wanted to give it another go. The complete opposite of my last post, this cake is full of sugar and butter, but, is cake really cake without all the calories? Who cares anyway, a little treat on the weekend never hurt anyone! I also wanted to do something which sort of incorporated my recent holiday in Austria/Germany, so I found a streusel cake! This bake is a delicious mix of maple, cinnamon and nutty crumble. Continue reading “Walnut and Maple Streusel Cake”

Easy Bakes

90 Calorie Chocolate Popcorn Bars

This post is a tad late this week as I was away skiing in Austria all of last week! The scenery was beautiful and I eventually learned to ski! Me and my boyfriend love German food and as we were was on the border there was plenty of it, as well as plenty of beer. So back to reality….and back to trying to eat well (uh oh!). I have a major sweet tooth so found this recipe which can help to resolve my cravings without indulging too much! This recipe is a quick fix and super easy to make! Continue reading “90 Calorie Chocolate Popcorn Bars”

Fruity Bakes

Blueberry and Lemon Bundt

Today was my last day of work before I am on holiday for a week- hooray! I think my excitement and positive energy went into this bake as I’m actually quite proud of myself today. For once the icing wasn’t a complete mess and it turned out sooo much better than I thought. I got to try out my new bundt tin too! This cake is super fruity, spongey and tangy, and so delicious. Continue reading “Blueberry and Lemon Bundt”

Easy Bakes

Valentines Oreo Brownies

Okay so it isn’t quite Valentines yet but I like to plan in advance. I’m also away before and during Valentines so thought I would do a special post this week. I decided to adapt oreo brownies for the Valentines bake as it is possibly one of the only things I have baked and seen my boyfriend eat. (love you really) It wouldn’t make much sense if I made something he didn’t like. They’re honestly to die for! If you love chocolate or brownies, they’re amazing! They look pretty cool as well with the Oreos going through the middle and on the top.

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The Coffee Date Series

The Coffee Date #7: The Pavilion, Bedford

We’re in Bedford again! I find that the town is really encouraging independent business to pop up and thrive. This weeks Coffee Date is back with my boyfriend who actually chose the destination this week. Safe to say I should definitely trust him to help me with this more often as it was a great find. We went to the Pavilion in Bedford Park. We had great luck with the weather too as the sun came out for the first time in what feels like weeks. It was a great day for a warm, crisp winter walk around the park to finish off in The Pavilion made it a perfect Sunday trip. I love a walk and I love a bit of cake!

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