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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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Inspired to Bake? #GBBO

Wow what a final on #GBBO last night!  Congratulations Nancy!!

All the finalists did so brilliantly well they would all have made worthy winners.

I’m going to give a special mention to Luis, as we both live in Poynton – it must be a hive of baking ability – hopefully third time lucky Poynton will conquer with a winner ;)  Luis’ blog is here www.luistroyano.com and is definitely one you want to visit!

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Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte & Cashew Baklava

It’s not often I get to bake something a little bit different from the norm but these two #StorkTwist recipes delivered it in bucket loads.

First up a Chocolate Amaretto Schichttorte – the method looks a little daunting, baked in layers under the grill but I have to say I loved baking it and loved eating it too!

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Cranberry Apple Loaf & Choc Nut Roll

Two more lovely #GBBO inspired recipes for you this week – all the fun without any of the pressure from the judges ;)

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Cranberry & Apple Loaf spiked with ginger

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and a much easier Chocolate Nut Roll recipe!

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Princess Tortelettes & Choc Orange Pandoro

Another pair of delectable #GBBO inspired recipes with a #StorkTwist for you today from me to you.   It’s been a sweet week in our house but the boys aren’t complaining!  Here are the recipes if you fancy giving them a go.

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Choc Mint Saucy Pud & Limoncello Layer Cake

 

 

Two more #GBBO inspired recipes with a #StorkTwist to share with you today

If you’re after a saucy pud then these Dark and White Choc Mint Puds might just hit the spot

And a fabulous Limoncello Mascarpone Layer Cake to impress your guests – just remember you get the biggest slice!

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

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Officially hailed as ‘one of the best things you’ve ever made Mum!’  I reckon this is a recipe you don’t want to miss out on.  A twist on the classic Millionaires Shortbread but with a brilliant chocolate caramel instead.  Four full batches in our house this week (and I’m sorry to admit I only gave one of those away) – better add the ingredients to your shopping list!

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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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Day 8 – Choc Cherry Panettone

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Dark Chocolate and Cherry Panettone for my Day 8 recipe – made in a cupcake/muffin tin.

Make them now and stash them in the freezer!  This one’s a long slow one, very little hands on to be done and plenty of get on with other stuff time – now that’s my kind of recipe!

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Day 5 – Chocolate Reindeer

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I have had so much fun making a herd of reindeer for Day 5 – I very much hope you’ll love these cheeky chappies as much as I do!

The body is a round ball Christmas tree chocolate!

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You will need:

Ball/bauble christmas tree chocolates

Chocolate sugarpaste (Sainsburys)

White, red, orange and green sugarpastes

Black icing pen

Pink lustre dust

A little melted chocolate

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