If I knew you were coming…


If you haven’t guessed already, I love baking! So when my friends or family come over to visit I tend to bake something or another 🙂

Most of the time it’s a classic Victoria sponge, which is nice with a mug of green tea or normal tea, whichever ha! Other times I like to do something different, like my honey and nut cake or chocolate melting cake or pretty little cupcakes. Continue reading

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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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!

There are so many ingredients in cakes that can be substituted, reduced or Continue reading

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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