Category Archives: Baking

Birthday Weekend Baking- chocolate frosted cupcakes.

The husband chose cupcakes for me to make for his birthday, with chocolate frosting. I made a simple sponge recipe, like the one I used for the reindeer cupcakes earlier this year. As my boy likes Bailey’s, I tried replacing the 2-3 tbsp of milk with Bailey’s- which tasted YUM in uncooked batter form, but sadly […]

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Weekend baking- Honey & Walnut Cake

This cake is not as faffy as it seems and it is de-licious. Ingredients: 175g butter 100g castor sugar 100g clear honey 100g walnuts 3 large eggs 225g self raising flour The recipe calls for a 20cm square shallow tin, but I used a round one! Firstly, preheat your oven to 180ºC. While it’s heating up, line your tin […]

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Baking Stall- Sunday June 24th, Northampton Saints Rugby Club

  We’ve got a stall booked at this charity event, selling lovely cakes, chocolates and other delicious treats: It’s at Franklin Gardens, from 11am to 2pm. Please stop by if you can!

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Weekend baking- Mini cheesecake chocolate cup things

First, I made the chocolate cases with my peanut butter cup mould: Then, I piped in a cheesecake filling… the nozzle was a bit small though, so the filling looks a bit wiggly! They were yum! I’m going to try a mousse filling next!

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Weekly Inspiration- Wilton ideas page

After the success of my peanut butter cups, I wanted to try more filled candy delights. As I’d used Wilton Candy Melts for the peanut butter filling, I thought the Wilton website would be a sensible place to start. I was right. I have discovered that, really, once you’ve made your little chocolate cup, you […]

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Weekend baking- peanut butter cups

While we were in Florida, I picked up a whole new load of candy making stuff- mostly Wilton. Actually, I think all of it was Wilton! I got peanut butter flavour and dark chocolate candy melts, a new candy mould, some squeezy bottle things, and some decorating brushes. Making peanut butter cups meant I got to […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Silicone cat moulds from Muji!

Look at these, look look look! Look what you can get, moulds to make little chocolate cats! I need them, honest I do, I promise I’ll use them all the time… Muji are so good, the have a little booklet for you to download with recipes. They show you how to make teeny cat cheesecakes: […]

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Weekend Baking- the best lemon bar things ever

EVER. Seriously. The husband and I had people round for dinner and I made a batch of 12 lemon bars; we each sampled one before the guests arrived, of course, but the other 10 we ate between the four of us quite quickly! They were just too nice, if I do say so myself; I had my […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Williams-Sonoma cookie cutters

I know, I know; I’ve done one of these posts about cookie cutters already; it would seem I’m always lusting after them. But, oh, Williams-Sonoma, yours are too wonderful not to bring to people’s attention. The Star Wars Heroes & Villains set I have already. They are AWESOME, if a little pesky to ice.  But […]

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Weekend Baking- Cornflour ribbon cake

This is something I found in my grandma’s recipe notebook and thought it sounded interesting. The notebook is a little scrappy one, with no cover (shock horror! If Grandma Wheeler were still alive, she would have recieved a fancy new notebook for Christmas) and the contents are often equally scrappy, meaning there’s often a small amount of guess work. […]

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