Category Archives: Baking

CAKE POPS

I made 40 cake pops, they lasted  just 11 hours when shared with work colleagues and friends.  Apparently once you eat one, you just can’t stop.  Here is how it all happened. It all starts with the very normal baking a cake… Make a basic chocolate cake recipe.  I made mine by mixing 250g salted butter (at […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Holly Cupcakes

Holly Cupcakes has to be one of the cutest cake supply sites I’ve come across. Not only can you buy all the usuals from here, such as cupcake cases, baking equipment and that all important edible glitter, Holly Cupcakes also offers a brilliant range of edible cake decorations. Surely I need some Fairy Princess ones? This one […]

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Festive baking- reindeer cupcakes

It’s a bit late now, I know; but I didn’t get round to making these until after Christmas and I simply couldn’t wait until next year to do them.  My mother-in-law gave me these adorable edible decorations from Holly Cupcakes, a website that shall be thoroughly investigated very soon. The cupcake recipe I used was a very […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Birkmann Cookie Cutters

For a while now, the crew aboard The Craft Fantastic have lusted after these super cute V.I.P. Birkmann cookie cutters: But now, as Chritmas is drawing near, our attention has been brought to these: They are without a doubt the best festive cookie cutters ever. We want.

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Weekend baking- The truffle experiment

If you’re making truffles for someone as a gift, it’s probably not the best time to experiment. But that didn’t stop me. I decided to make two different types; Amaretto centre, with ground almonds on top and plain milk chocolate filled ones decorated with a white swirl.           I put the white swirl in first, […]

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Weekly Inspiration- Kirstie being back on 4!

Kirstie’s back, hurrah! I have missed having a weekly craft show to watch, I really have. I loved Kirsty’s Homemade Home. Ooh, and, Kirsty’s Homemade Christmas. And now there’s Kirstie’s Handmade Britain. Not only are the shows great to watch, the websites linked above are a great resource for crafts/ideas/projects/events/contacts. So excited am I that […]

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Lunchtime Lusting- Robochoc Silikomart moulds

Robochoc. Yes, you guessed it, robot shaped chocolates. Who wouldn’t want robot shaped chocolates? I want them. See how awesome they look: Eee! I saw them in Abraxas (one of the best shops in Northampton) and fell in love. I then made the mistake of looking up the Silikomart website, where I also fell for these: The […]

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Weekend Baking- Star Wars shortbread

Team Craft Fantastic were very busy this weekend baking and making. We made shortbread with the Star Wars cookie cutters, splitting the dough in half and adding green food colouring to one and cocoa powder to the other.   Geeky shortbread, anyone?

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Weekend Baking- Greengage and almond tart

I acquired a nice big bag of greengages this week and decided to put them to good use by making a greengage and almond tart. I can’t remember where I found the recipe, I just typed ‘greengage recipes’ into google and this one popped up and seemed to say “Make me, make me!” – and it […]

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Weekend Baking- chocolate truffles.

This Saturday was supposed to be a craft evening. Instead, we got rather caught up in making chocolate truffles and chatting. I’ve made truffles quite a bit, but wanted to try out a new mold I’ve got- a silicone one. Previously I’ve used the Wilton plastic molds, which are great, but are easy to crack […]

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