Easter Chick Cupcakes


I do love a spot of Easter baking, and these fluffy little chicks I’ve come up with for Bake with Stork are just too sweet to miss!

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Star Wars Cupcakes

There is double the excitement in our house this December, obviously Christmas giddiness is setting in but also another force to be reckoned with – Star Wars mania!

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8 – Frosted Fancies


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!  

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Ulster Weavers Giveaway

Not only do I have S’Mores Cupcakes for you today but I’ve teamed up with Ulster Weavers to celebrate National Cupcake Week with a great giveaway and you could be in with a chance of winning some fab kitchen goodies from their lovely range!

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S’Mores Cupcakes


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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#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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Red Nose Red Velvet Cupcakes


If you’re still looking for something to bake for Red Nose Day this Friday then I have another fun and easy bake up my sleeve for you!

My Red Nose Red Velvet Cupcakes for Stork

You can get the recipe here including my usual step by step photos.

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Why do cupcake cases peel?

 IMG_1559Oh the scourge of every baker – peeling cupcake paper cases!

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.

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Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Pineapple and Raspberry Cupcakes

Zingy fruity cupcakes packing a taste of sunshine and perfect for adorning with your own Pineapple Flowers.

Makes 12.


200g butter, softened

100g soft brown sugar

75g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

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.

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Valentines Chocolate Hearts

(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.  

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