Chocolate

12 – Buche de Noel Cake

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A traditional Christmas recipe for a Yule log, just switched around a bit to turn it into a showstopper cake instead,  I love the stripy inside it makes – a perfect winter dessert!  

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5 – Baileys Chocolate Mousse

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Have you planned your Christmas desserts?  You might need to squeeze these in somewhere – a simple luscious Baileys Chocolate Mousse and Shortbread Stars.  If you need desserts to serve to Mums to be and the elderly (check and check) then you’ll need to avoid uncooked eggs and this little mousse is a great way to do just that!

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3 – Chocolate Penguins

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I have to admit I love making these little chocolate models, this year I’ve come up with these cutie pie little chocolate penguins, I’m sure you know someone who’d love one of these!

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You will need:

Round christmas tree chocolates

Lindt Lindor chocolates

Chocolate ready to roll icing (Renshaws – Amazon) or sugarpaste coloured dark brown

Modelling or flower paste (available in Sainsburys or Tesco)

Gel paste colouring in orange plus another colour for the scarves

Edible ink pen in black (Amazon)

A little pink petal dust (Amazon)

Small cake cards, a square of card covered in foil or a square of baking paper.

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1 – Lebkuchen Pud Lollies

So it’s here!  1st of December is not only Advent Calendar day it’s the start of The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas Recipes!

For day number 1 I’m bringing you these lovely Lebkuchen Christmas Pudding Biscuit Lollies, lovely little gifts or just because it’s Christmas!

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Peanut Butter Baked Cheesecake

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Last of my recipes to share with you before I go into full on Christmas mode with The Pink Whisk 12 Days of Christmas Recipes – and this one’s a corker!

Peanut Butter Baked Cheesecake for the Bake with Stork Baking Academy!

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Spiced Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Fancy making your own pumpkin cake? – my chocolate cake with a spiced pumpkin frosting filling is just the thing!

(and not to mention easy to do too!)

You can find my recipe and step by step instructions in the Bake with Stork Baking Academy.

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Pumpkin and Choc Chip Bundt

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This has to be my new all time favourite cake, and believe me it takes a good deal to get to that top spot!  Delicious pumpkin and chocolate chip cake, with a cream cheese maple icing and caramelised pecans what’s not to love?!

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Spiced Carrot Cake Showstopper

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Today’s recipe is a #GBBO final inspired Great British classic – a Spiced Carrot Cake! Complete with lacy white chocolate collar and carrot roses for decoration, full steps instructions and photos can be found here on Bake with Stork.

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S’Mores Cupcakes

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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!

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Easy Children’s Birthday Cakes

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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!

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