Posts Tagged “Cupcakes”

Homemade Afternoon Tea

Homemade Afternoon Tea

I thought I would share with you some recipes I used to make afternoon tea recently. My menu was made up of roasted red pepper shots, feta and ricotta pastry swirls, sandwiches, scones, lemon cupcakes and balsamic berry chocolate mousse. I was in a bit of a panic the night before, wondering if I would…

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Banoffee Cupcakes

Banoffee Cupcakes

My attempt at banoffee cupcakes didn’t go exactly to plan and I ended up with banana and fudge cupcakes instead. They still tasted pretty good so here is the recipe if you want to have a go. They do take longer to make than average cupcake recipes due to making the toffee (or fudge) from…

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Instagram Round Up #17

Instagram Round Up #17

1. New flowers for the balcony 2. Lime, cardamom and pistachio cupcakes 3. Homemade chocolate birthday cake 4. Amazing sunrise! 5. Lovely weather and a bright blue sea 6. Trying out some metallic polishes 7. Sculpture on the beach at Stonehaven 8. Went to a fab cupcake cafe! 9. Holo glitter polish

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Lime & Cardamom Cupcakes

Lime & Cardamom Cupcakes

A few weeks ago I made a batch of cardamom, lime and pistachio cupcakes. I used this recipe and they were really delicious and quite unique! The only change I made was to make lime buttercream for the topping which I did by mixing 250g of icing sugar into 75g unsalted butter and then grating…

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Cupcake Swirls

Cupcake Swirls

I wanted to show you some photos of a recent batch of cupcakes I made. These were just plain vanilla cakes but I experimented a bit with the icing and was really happy with the result.To get the pink and blue swirls, I just put alternate spoonfuls of pink and blue icing into the piping…

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Instagram Round Up #16

Instagram Round Up #16

1. Pula Colosseum. 2. View from a little hilltop village. 3. Cute street. 4. Porec. 5. Amazing clear sea! 6. Rovinj. 7. Cupcakes! 8. Had a go at axe throwing… 9. Spent the weekend at Edinburgh Fringe. 10, 11 & 12. Out for a countryside walk.

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Instagram Round Up #12

Instagram Round Up #12

1. My sister has lovely hair 🙂 2. Bought myself a cute cactus. 3. Belated Easter cupcakes. 4, 5, & 6. Day trip to London. 7. Yummy macaroons! 8. Picnic in sunny Aberdeen. 9. Lunch time gingerbread man.

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Instagram Round Up #11

Instagram Round Up #11

1. Flowers for Mother’s Day. 2. Snowy day! 3 & 9. Experimenting with my nails. 4.Chocolate orange cupcakes. 5 & 6. Trip to London (we saw Wicked – it was amazing!) 7. Egg painting for Easter! 8. Best Easter egg ever?

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Mocha Cupcakes

Mocha Cupcakes

These mocha cupcakes worked out so much better than the batch of Chocolate & Mint cupcakes I made a few weeks back! I used a cake recipe from my Great British Bake Off book and then experimented with the icing. The coffee flavour is very subtle so next time I make these I will probably…

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Chocolate & Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate & Mint Cupcakes

I had some fresh mint leaves left over so decided to make some chocolate and mint cupcakes.  I had a look though my books for a recipe but all of them said to use mint extract or chopped up mints (as in sweets not the herb).  I went ahead and used the herbs anyway but…

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