Ulster Weavers Giveaway

Not only do I have S’Mores Cupcakes for you today but I’ve teamed up with Ulster Weavers to celebrate National Cupcake Week with a great giveaway and you could be in with a chance of winning some fab kitchen goodies from their lovely range!



If you missed the recipe earlier you’ll find it just here – S’Mores Cupcakes  and spot their dotty sheep in the background!

Now to the giveaway, three lucky winners will have the chance to win a luxury Ulster Weavers gift set worth £178.50.

Each prize set includes a cake stand, Teapot, 4 Cups & Saucers, Milk & Sugar pots, 1 pk Napkins, 2 Tea Towels and an Apron from either the pretty Amelia, Rooster or Vintage Kitchen ranges.

Amelia Cup and Saucer

Amelia Cup and Saucer

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S’Mores Cupcakes


It’s National Cupcake Week this week (14-20 Sept) so it surely deserves a cupcake recipe on the blog!  And we’re not just celebrating with a recipe, I’ve a fab giveaway lined up for you today too in partnership with Ulster Weavers and you can be in with a chance of bagging some beautiful goodies for your kitchen – watch out for my post coming later today!

Cupcakes are a great way to spoil someone special and come in all sorts of flavour combinations.  My boys have loved making S’mores this summer so as a special treat for all sorts of reasons – a birthday for a new teen and starting a new school for another of my boys then I knew these would be just the ticket!  There are a few ‘elements’ to assemble but they’re definitely worth the work.

So let’s on with the recipe and do make sure you bob back later to see what goodies I’ve got from Ulster Weavers to giveaway!


250g caster sugar

160g plain flour

45g cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 egg, large

180ml milk

90ml vegetable oil

180ml boiling water

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Mediterranean Veg Tart & Apple Custard Tart

Here are my 2 #GBBO pastry week inspired recipes for Bake with Stork’s Baking Academy – one savoury and one sweet – hopefully something for everyone!

Mediterranean Veg & Feta Tart

If the sunshine seems to have disappeared wherever you are then a slice of this means you can taste it instead!

Apple Custard Tart

Using a simple technique to finish this tart with stunning Apple Blooms – a surefire stunner.



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Favourite Food Blog – Good Housekeeping Food Awards 2015

Just a quick post from me today to very proudly announce that The Pink Whisk has been voted by readers as Favourite Food Blog in the Good Housekeeping Food Awards 2015!


What an honour – thank you hugely to all of you who voted x

Really chuffed to bits to be listed along with some huge names! :)  You can see all the winners just

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Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska

Just dropping in with a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend pudding idea for you – Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska, a retro pud that’s sure to please!

Part of my collection of recipes for Bake with Stork you’ll find step by step pics and all the instructions just here – Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska.

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Tear & Share Garlic Mozzarella Loaf

Another cracking project for you to bake up (even if I do say so myself!)

Bake yourself a bloomer and turn it into an impressive Garlic Mozzarella Tear & Share, I think this one’s going to be a regular in our house!

Full recipe and how to here – Garlic & Mozzarella Tear and Share Loaf

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Strawberry Meringue Slices


The summer hols have me well and truly in a sunshine baking mood!  These slices are not for the faint hearted – packing a truly sweet treat – shortbread, strawberry meringue and white chocolate!


Shortbread Base

125g butter, softened

50g caster sugar

175g plain flour


4 tablespoons of strawberry jam

50g meringues

100g white chocolate

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Summer Punch Pinata Cake

A Summer Punch Pinata Cake is my sunshine inspired addition to Bake With Stork – this will go down a treat if you’re planning a get together, sunny weekend BBQ or indeed just because!


Step by step instructions with pictures right here


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Easy Children’s Birthday Cakes


Is making your children’s birthday cakes a full on event?

New research from Stork shows that nearly 50% of parents spend two and a half working days baking their kid’s birthday cake, with one in 10 baking well after midnight!  

  Crikey me! To save you some trouble and burning the midnight oil I’ve come up with three easy peasy children’s birthday cakes for Bake with Stork that can be done in just the shortest of time, based on the simplest of ideas and shapes, without a ton of stress and that little people will definitely love.

Have a look at these projects (click on the link for the recipes and full how to) and do let me know if you give them a go.

Boat Cake

A light vanilla sponge and jam topped with rippling water and an easy sail boat topper.

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Pink Velvet Bubbly Champagne Cake

A Pink Velvet Bubbly Champagne Cake for my latest Bake With Stork Project – a grown up cake to impress!  Really delicious with a good dose of bubbliness!

Step by step instructions with pictures right here

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