KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer – Review & Giveaway!


With the exclusive launch of the KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer at John Lewis in September I was asked if I would review this new mini version for readers of the blog. 

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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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Recipes from a Normal Mum – Holly Bell

No it’s not a mistake, you’re here at The Pink Whisk but I’m here to share Holly Bell’s fab new book!

Recipes from a Normal Mum by Holly Bell


I’m so thrilled to have a book of Holly’s on my cookbook shelf.  

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Win a KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer

Pink Stand Mixer (5)

In a colour of your choice!!!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to bring you this giveaway,  I know there’s lots of you who would love a KitchenAid stand mixer in your kitchen.

I’ve been working with KitchenAid just recently with the launch of their new blog, Serious About Food.

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Easter Bake & Make Competition!

Win £500 in John Lewis Vouchers in my Blogger Competition with TwoLittleFleas!

Feeling lucky? I’ve teamed up with bingo review portal TwoLittleFleas to run a super fun and creative Easter baking challenge.

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Hot Cross Bun Loaf

Make an Easter Inspired Bake

We’re looking for baking & foodie bloggers to create and share your Easter-inspired bakes and makes – from chocolate eggs to cake-based Easter baskets it’s time to get creative!

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My New Kitchen Helper & Win Yourself One Too!

So not my usual kind of post, in fact I hardly ever review things but I’m making an exception for this one.  Why?  Because I’m seriously impressed and it’s turned into a real boost in my kitchen plus I’m treating one of you to one too!

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #5

Get yourself a good Sugarpaste Rolling Pin!

This one may seems a bit daft, but how many of you are covering cakes with a regular old rolling pin?  Chances are its a wooden one and you’re finding it a bit on the short side?  

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Cake Decorating – Top Tips #3

Storing your left over Sugarpaste – Seal it Up!

If you’re like me you’ll always end up with some left over coloured sugarpaste at the end of a project.  It needs storing well so that when you next go looking for the green you know you had it’s not completely dried out or welded itself together with a random ball of purple!

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The Busy Girl’s Guide to Cake Decorating

Well, it’s just a fortnight until my book hits the shops.


So it’s definitely time to fill you in on all the ins and outs of where you can nab a copy, or get me to sign it for you…..

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Day 10 – Reindeer Cake Pops & Marzipan Balls

On the tenth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Reindeer Cake Pops

(or Marzipan Balls if you can’t be faffed with the whole cake pop malarkey!)

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan Ballsand the chance to win some lovely chocolate from Cadbury Gifts Direct too x

You will need:

Cake Pops – cake and buttercream or Marzipan

Lollipop Sticks

300g Milk Chocolate

Antlers – Wafer Antlers by Hollys Cupcakes here or Pretzels

Noses – Red (or Pink Whisk) Smarties

Eyes – Dr Oetker Polka Dots or white ready to roll icing

Reindeer Cake Pops or Marzipan BallsCake pops are fiddly blighters and I thought I’d try these with both cake pop mixture and marzipan (separately not together!)  

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