Sleeping Beauty Birthday Cake

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Last year I made Paige a Squirrel cake. It must have been good as they came back for more. Paige has just turned 4 and what she really wanted was a sleeping beauty cake….lots of pink and gold hair! This is the type of cake I love creating! This is how I made it… Ingredients […]

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Danger! Cosmetics to Go 1st Birthday Book Cake

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I’m not sure how many of you know this, but I work for Lush and this week my baking task was to bake a birthday cake for Danger!…Cosmetics to Go -┬áIt has been a year since the launch of this amazing book that tells the story of the company that came before Lush. When the […]

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Blackberry and apple turnovers with home made custard

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Each year since moving into our house, I have said I would use the wild Blackberries and Elderflower growing around the edges of the garden. I missed the Elderflower season again this year, but today I went out and collected a bowl full of Blackberries to make some Blackberry and Apple Turnovers. I can’t wait […]

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Athletics and Gymnastic Themed Birthday Cakes

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This week I had the special task of making my twin sisters birthday cakes (Not my twin…they are twins!) I was told that Chloe would like a gymnastic themed cake and Maddie would like an athletic themed cake so I started to look online for some inspiration. There wasn’t much around so I put my […]

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Mint Humbug Cupcake Recipe

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Wow – what a difference a day can make to the English weather. Yesterday we were out enjoying a 10 mile bike ride in the beautiful New Forest, and today we are curled up on the sofa with the cat litening to the rain. It would be a perfect day to enjoy one of these […]

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Win a meet and greet with Mary Berry at Afternoon Tea!

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How exciting is this?!…if you follow by blog regularly you would have seen my post about the new BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes show coming up in October. Well… To celebrate the first ever BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show, the organisers are launching a Show Competition, giving visitors the chance to meet […]

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Homemade Hobnob Biscuit Recipe

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Last Sunday we had an amazing lunch at a local pub for a friends birthday (The Wise Man in West Stafford – highly recommended!). It was a great lunch, and by the time we got home Kieron was feeling a little sleepy after his midday ales! As he had a snooze on the sofa, I […]

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Easy Blueberry Crostata Recipe

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It feels like I haven’t baked for ages! To be honest, I think it’s because my mind has been elsewhere…we decided to get a beautiful kitten and she is such a wonderful time waster! So all my time has been taken up getting to know her rather than in the kitchen. And after the epic […]

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Despicable Me Minion Cupcakes

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It was my nephew Rory’s 5th Birthday last week. Rory loves Despicatable Me (yes….it’s so cute when he says it like this!) Grandad Darren has watched films 1 and 2 with Rory well over 10 times (or so I have been told)! We looked after Rory for a day in half term and that evening […]

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Cakes

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I’m so excited by this Millenium Falcon Cake….and I’m not really into Star Wars! (and my husband enjoyed getting geeky and putting the star backgrounds in to the photos). A good friend and colleague is moving on to a new job this week so I was asked to make him a Goodbye cake, and the […]

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