So I’ll be honest from the outset, these frosted fancies are a bit of work, they’re not quick to do as there’s a fair few steps from cake making, coating and covering plus the decoration and there’s a fair bit of cleaning to do afterwards!… Read more...
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!… Read more...
They’re fine one minute, beautifully risen golden cupcakes on the cooling rack, turn your back for a minute and they’ve made a bid for freedom with the cases sagging and splitting right the way away from your cakes.… Read more...
Zingy fruity cupcakes packing a taste of sunshine and perfect for adorning with your own Pineapple Flowers.
200g butter, softened
100g soft brown sugar
75g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g self raising flour
140g fresh chopped pineapple
80g raspberries, frozen
1 x batch of Cream Cheese frosting recipe here
12 x Pineapple Flowers to decorate – instructions here
Preheat oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.… Read more...
(and a flaming strawberry!)
A Valentines treat that’s definitely got some wow factor!
There’s only one thing Mr C. loves more than cake and that’s ice cream so I’ve rustled up these Chocolate Valentines hearts especially. The cake and icecream is simple to do, the flaming strawberry bit is a bit faffy so think about having a practice ‘flaming strawberry’ run in advance.… Read more...
This time of year blueberries are sweeeeeeet and juicy, if you can resist eating them straight from the punnet these muffins will go down a treat
180g self raising flour
55g soft light brown sugar
1 egg, large
25g melted butter
2 tbsps flour (self raising is fine and you’ve already got it out of the cupboard)
10g butter, softened
2 tbsps oats
1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts
If you don’t like nuts or oats just leave these out.