Monthly Archives: October 2011

Apple Recipe Round Up – TPW Challenge October


The Pink Whisk Challenge has been such a fabulous success with lots of you sharing your best apple recipe Here they are in all their appley glory!  

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Winners of the Cake International Tickets


The winners of the Cake International Tickets Giveaway sponsored by Renshaws are

Kathleen M, Claire J and Zoe A

who each win a pair of tickets valid for any one day of the show

All winners have been notified by email and no further correspondence will be entered into.

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Toffee Apples

Toffee ApplesHow to make your own toffee apples – great for this time of year, making your own is easy and brilliant fun!  Plus who doesn’t love a toffee apple?

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Giveaway! – Win Tickets to Cake International 2011

I have three pairs of tickets for Cake International 2011 to giveaway courtesy of Renshaws!

 

Why not pay www.mybakes.co.uk a visit for lots more baking and decorating recipes,  inspiration, tips and chat?

Cake International is held at Birmingham NEC 4-6 November 2011 all the ideas, supplies, demonstrations and workshops you could ever need for cake decorating, cupcaking, cookies and baking!  

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Chicken Bacon and Leek Halloween Pies

Halloween Chicken Bacon and Leek Pies

It’s so much easier to for me to think sweet treats for Halloween – but why not try these lovely chicken bacon and leek Halloween pies,  you can also use this recipe to make a large family pie.  Once you get to grips with the glaze idea you’ll be using it on all sorts of things!

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Spooky Spectacular Halloween Cake

I thought I’d throw in a decorated Halloween cake to the projects pot this year using a really simple but effective cake decorating technique – brushed royal icing.

If you’d like to have a go at this cake at home (and it’s not half as tricky as it looks) you will need:

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How to Cover a Cake with Sugarpaste

How to cover a cake in sugarpaste

I’ve already shown you how to marzipan and cover a fruit cake with sugarpaste when we were making Christmas cakes last year (post here) but it’s useful to be able to cover sponge cakes with sugarpaste too.  The preparation is a little different so here’s how to….

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Pumpkin Cake Pops

 

Pumpkin Cake Pops

For cake pops you need a little bit of patience, they’re not tricky but they do have a fair few steps to them.  For me that means they need to be made for a special occasion!  Halloween in our house comes a close to Christmas in the fun stakes – costumes, face painting, scary house decorating and generally having fun it what it’s all about for me (nevermind the boys!)   If you’re having a party or want to do something different for your trick or treaters then these are just the thing.

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Toffee Apple Tart

Toffee Apple Tart

So to kick off The Pink Whisk October Challenge here’s my apple recipe for Toffee Apple Tart.

Ingredients:

Pastry

150g plain flour

65g butter, cold

25g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

enough water to combine (2 -3 tablespoons)

Filling

70g fresh breadcrumbs (about 2 slices of fresh bread, blitzed)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2-3 large apples

(unpeeled my apples weigh about 550g, you will need enough apple that when peeled, cored and diced will cover the top of your tart case.  

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The Pink Whisk Challenge – October

The Pink Whisk Challenge

October sees the start of a new monthly Pink Whisk baking challenge – there’s so many lovely recipes and lots of great baking out there I thought it was time you shared it with me (you could win yourself a great prize too – but more on that in a minute!)

At the start of each month I will set a baking challenge based around a seasonal ingredient, and also reserve the right to throw in something random occasionally too (probably glitter!)

October’s challenge is Apples – still bountiful at this time of year and I’m always looking for great recipes to use them up.

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