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Star Cupcakes

Star Cupcakes

Just a quick post with photos of some vanilla cupcakes I made using the silicon star cases I had for my birthday….

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Christmas Gift Guide: Food & Drink

Christmas Gift Guide: Food & Drink

It’s that time of year again… my birthday has passed so now it’s ok for me to get excited about Christmas!  Here is the first of my Gift Guides 🙂 1. Guylian Luxury Belgian Collection: Do I even need to explain why this is in here?  Everyone loves Guylian and this box is massive! £16.99…

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Charity Cupcakes

Charity Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for a charity bake sale in work to help raise money for Childline.  I went with just plain vanilla which I think most people like but to make things a bit more interesting half were pink sponge with white icing and half were plain sponge with pink icing.

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Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Coconut & Lime Cupcakes

Last week I made my first batch of cupcakes in forever!  I went with coconut and lime with chocolate fudge icing.  Here’s the recipe for you…. Cake Ingredients 115g caster sugar 85g self raising flour ½ tsp baking powder 85g desiccated coconut 115g margarine 2 eggs, beaten 2 tbsp milk Zest of 1 lime Icing…

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Devilishly Delicious Chocolate Cake

Devilishly Delicious Chocolate Cake

Last weekend my sisters and I made a birthday cake for our mum. It turned out really well so I thought I’d post the recipe for you. The recipe is from a book I had for my birthday back in November called the Chococo Chocolate Cookbook by Claire Burnet. The cake we chose was the…

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Rachel’s

Rachel’s

On Tuesday, I handed in my final year project report and today, the poster and website to go with it! After months of work it feels weird that it’s all done (and scary, it’s worth quite a lot of my degree!). You’d think I’d be out celebrating but no, I’ve got more coursework due in…

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Easter Cakes

Easter Cakes

I thought I’d show you some of the cakes I made with my sister for Easter.  We made raspberry cupcakes with whipped dark chocolate ganache icing and some corn flake cakes.  I was going to post the recipe for the cupcakes but they didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped which I think was…

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Banana & Nutella Cupcakes

Banana & Nutella Cupcakes

Here is the recipe for some cupcakes I made this weekend – banana cupcakes with Nutella icing.  I wouldn’t normally have chosen to make banana cake but I had some left which had too many brown spots to eat so thought this would be a good way to use them up!  I decided to use…

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Strawberry Icing

Strawberry Icing

Over the weekend I made cupcakes for the first time in months!  I went with an old recipe I had for cranberry and orange cupcakes which you can see here and I topped the cakes with Renshaw’s Strawberry Simplymelt Buttons.  These come in a plastic pouch which goes in the microwave for melting.  Once that’s…

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

I’m still so busy (I was in university working on a group project ALL day yesterday (Saturday)!) but, obviously, it’s hard to work if you haven’t got anything to eat!  I made these biscuits in literally 15 minutes.  They taste really good, are very addictive and have lots of sugar in to keep you awake! …

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