Baking With A Genius


Since I started baking my little sister has been asking me to “teach” her how to bake cakes. She’s very persistent for a 9 year old so just before her 9th birthday I decided to bake cupcakes with her.
Obviously everything had to be pink and “girly” so I went out and bought some pink and purple icing pens, edible pearls and sugar crafted roses.
She came over that afternoon, extremely excited! I was a little scared about baking with her, I’ve never done baking with kids so I was not prepared for the mess and the bossiness! 

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The Return


Howdy!

It’s been a while and I am now back to share more lovely cakes! 🙂

For my first post in a while I thought I’d announce a few things…

1. My baking business is well on it’s way and I’m now looking for a place of my own to set up!
2. I’ve been doing more experimenting and I’ve come up with a lot of cool baking techniques to share!
3. I have a 25% off summer discount on all my cakes! So everyone in the Midlands take advantage until 1st July 2013!

Hope you’re looking forward to what’s to come 🙂

Happy baking!

French Perfection Part Deux


I know I’ve already done a blog on my French favourite, Strawberry Gateaux however, I received another order for it and this time I used a Genoise sponge, with thanks to Eric Lanlard.
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Are The Olympics Inspiring You?


Saturday 30th June- The Olympic Torch will be in my city, Birmingham! 🙂 To celebrate this why not bake an Olympics inspired cake? Or cookies? Or even cake pops?!

For the first time I’m going to share a variety of recipes to use for the occassion and because it’s the Olympics, let’s keep it healthy! 

From Wednesday 27th June, at 2pm every afternoon until Saturday 30th June, I’ll share a different recipe for baked goods. 

Until then, happy baking! 🙂 xx

No One Can Quite Do It Like The French…I Think.


I’ve attempted to make a light and fluffy gateau so many times and I believe I may have just mastered it!

This week I received an order for a strawberry gateau. This is a family favourite and it can be very simple to make.

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Save The Guilt Trip


Ever avoided a cake shop because you’re worried about the calories?

We’ve all done it at some point. Calculating how many calories we have spare today, whether we can fit in a cheeky bite or not. Well it doesn’t always have to be so difficult, especially if you bake it yourself!

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No Such Thing As Perfect


A cake and a few muffins, how hard can it be? Exactly what I thought until today came. Of course I had bought everything a few days in advance and I even did a preliminary test yesterday where I baked 9 cupcakes just to make sure that the texture was right and to exercise my piping techniques.

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