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Getting in the mood for Christmas…

Baking from last year but just starting to think about what I should be making this year…

Cupcakes and Christmas cakes are always a winner in our house.

Cupcakes and Christmas cakes are always a winner in our house.

These sugar craft glasses were fun to make (and I found a new use for a parsnip) but I don’t think I will rush to make them again this year:

sugar craft glasses

Glasses made out of sugar

Cake Pops

A while ago I attended a Cake Pops class at 3DCakes and here are the results:

Cake Pops

Cake Pops

I haven’t made them since the course but I think it is because I associate them with making good use of leftover sponge. I really should give them another go as they are a tasty treat and great because they are small (less guilt)! Watch this space… 🙂

Empire biscuits

My friend Sheryl recently married and as part of the wedding reception, asked if I would bake her Groom’s favourite sweet – Empire Biscuits. Obviously there had to be a romantic twist!

Empire biscuits with a romantic twist

Empire biscuits with a romantic twist

Baby’s first birthday cake

I was asked to bake a cake for my niece which she could eat on her first birthday! I had never heard of such a thing but took on the challenge and discovered that there are web pages dedicated to the topic! I opted for the Banana and Blueberry cake from www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com with a cream cheese, apple and vanilla icing.

Healthy baby cake

Healthy baby cake

Verdict: My niece loved the cake and grabbed it lovingly with her hands. However for the adults at the party it was just too healthy. I personally feel that if I am going to have a piece of cake then I want it to be sweet and indulgent and I quite like having that guilty feeling afterwards!

 

Using Vagrant to test Chef cookbooks

This is going to be a life-saver when testing my cookbooks


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