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Lemon & Elderflower Drizzle

 

DSC01279I hope you’ve been managing to enjoy some of the lovely sunny days we’ve been treated to just recently? 

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#BakeSomeoneHappy this Easter with Stork!

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!

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Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

 

Self saucing chocolate pudding

What could be better than a chocolate pudding with lashings of chocolate sauce?  Well in my book, not too much! To add to the fact that this choc pud is just fantastic you can whip it up and have it in the oven in 10 minutes flat, it really is that easy. 

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Day 4 – Chocolate Christmas Cake

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A super rich dark Christmas cake.  I’ve been making this for a few years now and I’m always asked for the recipe.  The chocolate isn’t an obvious flavour but it is what makes this cake so rich and luxurious.  It’s a great cake to make as the fruits only have an overnight soaking and it doesn’t need any feeding – bargain! 

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Mini Cakes – Santa Stop Here!

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How about these miniature cakes – teeny tiny cakes made in mini baking cups from Iced Jems.  Just like the cupcake sized Christmas cakes then one full batch of 8” Christmas cake mix is going to make a ton, 50+ of these teeny tiny ones so just make a part mixture or mix up your baking with a variety of sizes, unless of course you want to make 50?!

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Individual Christmas Cakes

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This is a lovely project to make for gifts – Individual Chocolate Christmas Cakes.  Waitrose is heading a #BakeItForward campaign, something lots of us do for Christmas – creating something special for friends.  I’m sending some of my individual cakes to Helen at Casa Costello and Jenny at Mummy Makes Cakes – lovely cakey friends with great blogs that I met up with recently.

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Day 1 – Ideas for Decorating your Christmas Cake

The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas 2014

So here it is, with the dawn of the 1st December along with the children cracking open the advent calendars and the annual rummage in the loft for the Christmas decorations comes the start of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Baking Christmas – one Christmassy kitchen adventure each day until the 12th December. 

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Ice White Snowflakes Cake

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This is a stunningly simple cake and can be adapted to suit your own selection of cutters and kitchen implements!   The snowflakes are made from modelling paste instead of a regular sugarpaste as it dries harder much more quickly and can be rolled extremely thinly.

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Festive Lights Cake

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You will need:

1 x 8” Christmas cake, marzipanned and covered in white sugarpaste

A black edible ink pen (available from Lakeland, Amazon here or your local Hobbycraft)

Sugarpaste in festive colours (red, blue, yellow and green)

A little royal icing

A piping tip or a small round cutter.

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Vanilla Layer Celebration Cake

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A big thank you from me goes to the lovely Sam at Sams Kitchen for the inspiration for this cake, when I was at a complete loss for what to make for my Dad’s 60th birthday Sam came to the rescue.  

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