The Coffee Date Series

The Coffee Date Series #13: Vanilla Tree, Bedford

This week’s Coffee Date is back in my favourite town to find an independent coffee shop to relax in. Me and my Mum decided to try out Vanilla Tree in Bedford for a lunch and cakey treat. I have walked past Vanilla Tree so many times and been tempted by the bagel menu every time, desperate to try them. I finally did, and it’s safe to say it is now a favourite find of mine! If you’re a bagel, brunch, or cake lover- you need to read on!

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Easy Bakes

Chocolate Fondants

Chocolate Fondants are irresistible chocolate puddings with melted molten chocolate in the middle which are usually drizzled with a bit of cream or some ice cream. Most restaurants tend to have them on their dessert menu and Guu makes a delicious version of them too. Nonetheless, making them from scratch at home is far more satisfying and in fact cheaper. They taste even better than ones you buy and have the added value of knowing you made them yourself.

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Cupcakes · Occasion

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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!

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Gluten Free

Gluten Free Carrot Cake

This week I had my first request from someone to make a cake for an event. It is for one of my close friend’s Mum’s birthday and is the first time someone other than my Mum has asked me to do a bake for them. No pressure! The challenge was that it had to be gluten-free as well. This is something I have never done before but I took it on, and the results were just what I wanted!

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Cupcakes

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

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.

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Easy Bakes · Occasion

Surprise Easter Chocolate Loaf

Happy Easter! Apologies, the title is a little bit of a mouthful, but it will all make sense a little later on. Easter is yet another great time of year for food and for experimenting with food. The day/bank holiday as a whole makes a great excuse to chill out, eat loads of yummy food, have a few drinks and see the family. This is my favourite combination of things, so, to mark the occasion this weeks bake is a chocolate cake, but with a little-hidden surprise!

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