Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

Happy Halloween! This bake is another inspired by my baking calendar (as was my lemon & lavender cake back in the summer). Spiced pumpkin cake with ginger icing? Yes please! I altered the recipe a little, to include more pumpkin, no sultanas, and added some cream cheese to the icing. Finished with a glittered pumpkin…

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

It’s definitely that time of year again – no, not the dark, cold, grey one (although that does seem to be advancing at an alarming rate), but the one where everything growing in the garden seems to be ready at once. Personally our garden is over-whelmed with tomatoes, so every other meal seems to be…

Halloween Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Last week my dad brought round some of the harvest from his allotment – in the form of 3 huge pumpkins, the largest of which weighed a whopping 5 stone! We went through one of the smaller ones last week, which Rob carved into a cat: We wanted the monster pumpkin to display outside at…

Perfectly Petite Pumpkin Pie

(and it’s low-fat too!) If last weeks pumpkin was a baby, this weeks is truly a monster. (Last weeks carving had started to sag a little, I love how it looks like a gummy old man pumpkin 🙂 ) The monster in the background was home-grown by my dad, and even though he claims they…

Halloween Bat Biscuits

Happy Halloween! These biscuits were a tasty excuse to try out my new bat biscuit cutter, that came as part of My Cake Decorating magazine‘s Halloween special. The recipe was my basic chocolate butter biscuit (which you can find here), topped with chocolate royal icing and plenty of chocolate sprinkles! I added eyes made out of…

Chocolate Orange Cobweb Cupcakes

Another week, another cake club! This one was held by Cake Eaters Anonymous (you can also find them on facebook), which I am very proud to say started in Nottingham. There are now a few more clubs springing up around the country but this is surely the original and best 😉 The idea behind this cake…

Spiced Pumpkin and Treacle Tart

Who’d have guessed you could have a whole evenings’ fun with a pumpkin, and one that cost only £1 from tesco! With Rob carving and me baking we had great (and tasty) fun; I can’t share an exact recipe as such as it was a bit of a make-it-up-as-you-go-along, but I hope it gives you…