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Lemon & Poppy Seed Traybake


 

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This year I’m supporting the Colossal Cake Sale  sponsored by Whitworths Sugar for Bake4Heroes.  

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Raspberry Ripple Cake

Fancy a slice of Raspberry Ripple Cake filled with raspberry ripple cheesecake filling?

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Oh yes indeed, especially now you know about my Flora Buttery experiment.  Don’t worry though if you can’t get hold of Flora Buttery where you are the recipe will work with regular butter instead.  

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Baking with Flora Buttery

Lets talk margarine and spreads – are you in the butter camp or do you swear by a spread or margarine?

Hands up, I’m not a huge fan of the latter.  Depending on the brand I can taste it in baking.  

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Chocolate & Salted Caramel Bundt Cake

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See this cake?  I blame you lot….entirely!

I asked you your favourite flavour combinations over on Facebook and this came up time and time again.  It had mind altering effects and before I knew it you had brainwashed me and I was baking you this cake.

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Christmas Cake, Time to Bake!

Here is your friendly Pink Whisk reminder service to say it’s time to bake that Boozy Fruit into a glorious Christmas Cake (that’s if you haven’t done already!)

All the cake making instructions are here including how to split your mixture into different sized tins.

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The Ones to Treat the Family!

Here are the ones that are definitely for sharing – family tea times, get togethers with friends, just made to be shared.

Monkey Bread – sweet cinnamon bread, sticky caramel what could be better?  You can bake it in any kind of tin it’ll fit in so don’t be put off if you don’t have a ring tin.

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The Ones to Treat Yourself!

Here are the ones that I would be tempted to make and hide – the less people know you’ve made them the better otherwise they’re gone in no time at all!

Vanilla Slices – yes please!  My Nanna taught me to make these when I was 12,  boy am I glad she did.

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Victoria Sandwich Inside Surprise Cake

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There’s been a lot of you asking for me to do a surprise cake tutorial on the blog after seeing the birthday cake I made for my eldest.  If you didn’t see it here it is – a giant green skittle hiding a ton of skittles inside.

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White Chocolate Mud Cake

 

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Looking for a Father’s Day Showstopper?  Here’s just the cake – a White Chocolate Mud Cake with white chocolate frosting wrapped with a chocolate collar and topped with fresh juicy British strawberries!

A big thank you goes to Jess Taylor who inspired me over on facebook to create this this week, and whilst my Dad doesn’t have a sweet tooth so won’t appreciate a big slice, he has been in the kitchen with me whilst I made it. 

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Giant Cupcakes – Tips & Ideas

So I’ve given you two basic recipes for using in your Giant Cupcake Tins but I thought I’d also cover a few quick tips on  working with it now.

Split it and fill it!

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This photo is showing a cupcake base trimmed down, so it will fit in a chocolate shell.  

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