Chocolate Shard Cake

How to make an impressive White Chocolate Shard Cake in my project for Bake with Stork – obviously pink is my go to colour but switch up the colours and this cake is perfect for any celebration!

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Rainbow Speckle Cake & Strawberry Prosecco Traybake

A couple of bright summery baking projects to share with you today!

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Cookie Dough Pudding


With Mother’s Day and Easter coming up you might be in need of a quick easy and super delicious pudding, actually this pud doesn’t need an occasion for you to make it – celebrate the weekend with this treat too.

Served warm straight from the oven this pud is ideal to prepare ahead and bake in the oven whilst you sit down for a meal, soft melty choc chips and a squidgy cookie dough centre you’re bound to please everyone who’s come for tea!

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Fortune Cookies


With Chinese New Year very shortly (8th Feb 2016) let’s make some fortune cookies and welcome the Year of the Monkey!   These are great fun to do, and making your own means you can come up with all sorts of fortunes to share with your family, friends and loved ones – tailor them to suit!

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Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska

Just dropping in with a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend pudding idea for you – Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska, a retro pud that’s sure to please!

Part of my collection of recipes for Bake with Stork you’ll find step by step pics and all the instructions just here – Sticky Toffee Baked Alaska.

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Brownies & Ice Cream Cones


With an alleged heatwave on the way  it’s time to share my Brownies and Ice Cream Cones with you.  A waffle icecream cone with chocolate brownie baked inside, topped with a good scoop of vanilla ice cream!  It’s also my contribution to Waitrose’s #TasteOfSummer campaign.

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Day 12 – Snowmen Macarons


Just a little delicious Christmas idea from me today! Snowmen Macarons!


1 x qty Macaron mixture recipe here

Milk Chocolate Ganache

80ml double cream

1 tbsp butter

300g milk chocolate chopped

To decorate:

Thin Christmas ribbon

Cake pop sticks

Black edible icing pen

Orange edible icing pen or orange petal dust mixed with a little clear alcohol

Makes: 16 snowmen

Mix up the Macaron mixture following the steps just here, very simply flavour the mixture at the meringue stage with a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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Day 3 – Marshmallow Snowflakes


These seem to be all over the place in the shops at Christmas time so I thought it was time I figured out how we do them at home – and it’s easier than I thought.  You will need a sugar thermometer and a silicone snowflake mould (or any other kind of Christmassy silicone mould if you prefer)

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They are easier to make in a stand mixer if you have one, it makes the hands juggling a lot easier but it can be done with an electric hand mixer too.

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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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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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