Biscuit Gun Tutorial (aka how not to make shortbread)

One of the things I love most about being back home is my kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I love going out to eat, and know I am totally spoilt with it through work – in Hong Kong we went to one of the best restaurants and the highest bar in the world – but being back with…

Photo Friday

1) Is it a hotdog? Not on this blog! Look closely at the sign and you can see it’s actually a chocolate custard.  Delightful Japanese bakery Bo-Lo’GNE have just opened a new branch in Elements Mall, which was attached to our hotel (the W) in Hong Kong 2) Cake with a view! We were fed very well…

HK Breakfast Cakes

Hello from Hong Kong! More to follow later – but just a quick snapshot from my week at the funky W Hong Kong. Aside from the continual disco music (really – it even plays in the bathrooms!), amazingly helpful staff and brilliant harbour views, I had to share BREAKFAST with you. Served in The Kitchen…

Photo Friday!

Blogging is unbelievably addictive. You write things, people comment. You read things, you comment. Every comment opens up another link to look at what someone else is posting about. Travelling photos. Restaurants. Pubs. Animals. Current affairs. CAKE. On one of my many digressions reading blogs, I stumbled across the very cute rumpydog.com. This post is…

Cake-Pop-Aloola

I don’t really think this one needs much introduction; after my previous dalliance with cake pops, it was pretty clear I was to continue my quest into teeny balls of cake! These were actually made a while back – before I’d been able to source some proper Wilton candy melts and lollipop sticks on my shopping…

Father’s Day Double Chocolate & Guinness Cake

A good friend mentioned a Guinness chocolate cake recipe to me a few weeks back, and father’s day seemed like the perfect excuse to try it out! The recipe she’d used was Nigella’s Guinness chocolate cake, and, not having cooked with beer before, I was happy to stick with the pro’s. So – here is…

Fire! Fire! Theme Party Cupcakes

Another one from the archives of my iPhone! As this was BB (before blog) it is sadly lacking in work-in-progress photos, but the end result is still pretty impressive, if I do say so myself 🙂 Back in January 2012, a friend of mine held a uniform-themed party for his birthday. As his costume was…

I don’t just MAKE cakes… Thea Caffea Nottingham Review

You may be surprised to know I also eat them. A lot. Not to the point that I almost too big to fit through the door of my local bakers, but to the extent that if I was filling in one of those forms which asked for my hobbies, afternoon tea would come pretty near…

Jubil-icious – Red, White, and Brilliantly British!

What a fantastic weekend it’s been – lots of celebrating the Queen’s amazing diamond jubilee. Of course I couldn’t let it go past without occasion, so this afternoon we had a barbecue in our garden for a few of our friends. My baking of course had to be jubilee themed – and my fab cake…