Posts Tagged 'cupcake'

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:

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Glasses made out of sugar

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Banana and Fudge Cupcakes

I have been adding a number of recipes to my ever increasing ‘must bake wish list’ from the book Delia’s Cakes (which I received for my birthday from my Aunt and Uncle – thank you 🙂 ). The following jumped to the top of my wish list and I baked them last weekend:

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes

I took my trusted Banana loaf recipe (sorry cannot share but try this) and created cupcakes which I then iced with Delia’s fudge icing and finished by topping with dark and white chocolate love hearts. A super tasty icing that I will definitely be using again!

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes topped with chocolate hearts

Banana and Fudge Cupcakes topped with chocolate hearts

I also used it to ice my mini loaf cakes and topped with chocolate shavings:

Banana and Fudge Loaves

Banana and Fudge Loaves

Please note that it is best to place the cupcakes/loaves straight into the fridge once decorated so it gives the icing a chance to set.

Cupcake and Macaroons

Some of the results after attending a Cupcakes and Macaroons course at The Cookery School in Glasgow.

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Homemade With Mess

When I had my old job I worked earlier hours which meant I would finish work at half three and have more time in the evening (I did however go to bed pretty early). This meant that I actually got to spend more time in the kitchen and I pretty much always baked at least once a week. Recently I have become a bit slack on baking and therefore I felt the urge to make cupcakes. I didn’t want to make just any cupcakes; I wanted to try something a little bit different. We have had a bottle of baileys opened in our cupboard since I make a baileys cheesecake back in March, so I figured making these cupcakes was a perfect excuse to use it up. If you like baileys you will LOVE these, infact even if you don’t like baileys then you will probably still love this as…

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Mint & Chocolate Cupcakes

Last week I had the pleasure of baking chocolate sponge cupcakes topped with a vanilla and peppermint butter cream.

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Mint choc chip cupcakes

My first solo attempt at making cupcakes. I got inspiration after attending a cupcake course at 3D Cakes in Roseburn, Edinburgh.

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I made these especially for my colleague Zak who is heading back to the states after a successful 6 month placement in my office – they are a good luck gesture towards his future endeavors (hence the four leaf clover theme).


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