Baked Cherry and Amaretto Cheesecake

Did you know that yesterday was National Cheesecake day? What better way to celebrate than with this fruity, boozy, sticky number – and it’s low fat too! I’d promised a while ago to share my recipe for this, so, no time like the present. Personally I don’t normally get the scales out for my cheesecakes,…

Olympic Ring Biscuits

Ring out the bells for the start of London 2012! A 3 hour opening ceremony definitely needs some snacks… I whipped up a quick vanilla cookie mix and used my biscuit gun (cookie press) and the circle template, to punch out a whole set of matching circle biscuits. The icing colours were already decided for me –…

Super Strawberry Cake Pops

Did you guess what I made such a mess of last week? Sticky summer strawberries! I had some red sponge cake left in the freezer from my union jack battenburg, saved especially for making cake pops. The recipe – if you could call it that – for cake pops is just cake and buttercream. Super…

Book Review – Biscuiteers Book of Iced Biscuits

Things at work have quietened down a bit for the summer, and I must admit to spending a little of my day (every now and then!) browsing other blogs and cake-related offerings out there on the big worldwide web. A lovely little blog called Victoria’s Vintage led me astray in the form of baking book…

Photo Friday

Tales from a messy kitchen… Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of living under the same roof as me will know that I’m not the tidiest. Nowhere more so than in the kitchen. One of my earliest memories as a child is of my dad coming home from work, then immediately coming in to…

Little House on the Cake Board

The weekend before last, a couple of friends of mine upped sticks and moved house – granted only about half a mile down the road, but moving was still a lot of work! They were taking some old furniture off my hands, so I was backwards and forwards to their new house a fair bit….

Photo Friday

This week courtesy of Nottingham Food and Drink Festival, held last weekend in the city’s Old Market Square. Although it’s the 4th year the event has run, it was the first time I’ve been able to attend, and popped across on Sunday afternoon (I found myself with a good amount of free time after failing…

Lemon and Ginger Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have a confession to make. I’m not a real blonde. Worse still, I really should be. These cupcakes were made for the Nottingham City WI‘s Summer Fete this weekend. I was extra excited because finally, after months of blogging and talking on blogs, I was going to meet some girls who live locally, and love…

Photo Friday

With the exception of my patriotic battenburg, this week has been pretty quiet baking-wise. I’m not quite sure what else has made it so busy – but my suitcase from Hong Kong still lies half unpacked in the middle of the bedroom floor… Sticking to my promise of weekly photo updates – this week I…

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Battenburg

There are a number of reasons to be patriotic on both sides of the pond this week, as far as I’m concerned. Firstly and most obviously – quick look at the date – Happy 4th July to all my American friends and readers! Secondly – the olympic torch proudly came through the tiny little Leicestershire…