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    Easy Children’s Birthday Cakes

    July 22nd, 2015


    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

    July 2nd, 2015

    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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    Brownies & Ice Cream Cones

    June 29th, 2015


    With an alleged heatwave on the way  it’s time to share my Brownies and Ice Cream Cones with you.  A waffle icecream cone with chocolate brownie baked inside, topped with a good scoop of vanilla ice cream!  It’s also my contribution to Waitrose’s #TasteOfSummer campaign.

    So before we get to the recipe Waitrose want to know your favourite #TasteOfSummer. – celebrating the wide and wonderful variety of summer flavours, whether it’s a bowl of fresh strawberries with ice cream, a sizzling BBQ burger or a cold, refreshing cocktail.  There’s some prizes to be won if you tell them yours via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Chances to win an exciting summer food experience, including an exclusive barbecue event with Heston Blumenthal.  You can find out all about it right here – Waitrose #TasteOfSummer.


    12  x waffle ice cream cones


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    Princess Castle Cake and more…

    June 9th, 2015

    My kitchen is still a building site and the oven is now very much out of action!  I promise I’ll share some pictures of my much improved gigantic space soon but in the meantime here are a couple more projects for Bake with Stork that might just take your fancy…

    I bet you’d know someone who would love this!  If you’ve ever thought of creating your own Princess Castle Cake then there’s my step by step instructions right here.


    And a cake for a lovely sunny day – my Neopolitan Icecream Pinata Cake!


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    Edible Flowers & Flowerpot Cake

    May 29th, 2015

    I’ve been busy working on some more projects for Stork and I think you might just like this one!


    If you’ve loved Chelsea Flower Show and are inspired to get a little green fingered then some edible flowers and a stunner of a flowerpot cake could be just the project you need.

    As always you can follow my step by step photos and instructions and create yourself a cake flowerpot and pipe some simple flowers – a flowerpot of floral loveliness!

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    Chorizo and New Potato Tarts

    May 18th, 2015

    DSC01717Something a little bit summery for you on the blog today, Chorizo & New Potato tarts.  Choose a good tasty Chorizo for these tarts and you’re onto a sure fire winner!


    1 x qty Savoury shortcrust pastry, recipe here


    1 x red onion, diced

    1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or grated.

    1 small red chilli (optional)

    Salt and pepper

    100g sliced chorizo

    150g new potatoes, boiled

    60ml double cream

    60ml milk

    1 egg yolk

    1 egg, large

    Salt and pepper

    Makes: 6 small or 1 x 8 or 9” Tart

    Make up the pastry following the directions here, wrap it in clingfilm and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Read the rest of this entry “

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    Granola Bars

    April 24th, 2015


    Something lovely again for you this Friday, Granola Bars – a recipe pinched from a fabulous friend and I’ve only fiddled a little bit with it – honest!

    Packed with seeds and fruits these are just delicious.  Please turn a blind eye to the butter and sugar and enjoy!


    190g butter

    150g soft light brown sugar

    110g golden syrup

    300g rolled oats

    45g cornflakes

    75g dried apricots, chopped

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    Lemon & Elderflower Drizzle

    April 10th, 2015


    DSC01279I hope you’ve been managing to enjoy some of the lovely sunny days we’ve been treated to just recently?  Well I’ve decided the sunshine should follow us into the kitchen and I have just the recipe for you – Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake.


    This is in fact a recipe from my book, The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making and it sums up spring days just perfectly.  Enjoy yourself some in the garden this weekend, here’s how…



    175g butter, softened

    175g caster sugar

    Zest of 2 lemons

    3 eggs, large

    160g self raising flour

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    Happy 80th Birthday Mary Berry!

    March 27th, 2015


    This past week has passed in an absolute blur of flour, sugar and eggs! I have had the huge honour of working on a cake collaboration with Stork to create a celebration birthday cake for Mary Berry’s 80th Birthday this week!

    I think it has to be the biggest project I’ve ever worked on.


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    #BakeSomeoneHappy this Easter with Stork!

    March 15th, 2015

    storkeasterselfie3Stork are launching a campaign to get the country baking for Easter and raise support for Great Ormond Street Hospital – I know you guys need no encouragement to bake so how about rustling up some Easter Nest Cupcakes  and #BakeSomeoneHappy!


    A really simple project, perfect to get the kids in the kitchen and delicious too!  You’ll find the recipe here and even better here’s a quick video to help you along the way! –

    Tip: Of course you can turn your plain cupcakes into something different – add the zest of a lemon and the juice of half to the cake mixture for lemon cupcakes or dissolve 1 heaped teaspoon of instant coffee in a tablespoon of hot water and add that to the batter for coffee – make them just the way you like them! Read the rest of this entry “

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