Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

One afternoon while passing the time reading twitter, I spotted a request from the lovely people at Sugar & Crumbs for willing bakers to try out some of their new naturally flavoured icing sugar range.  Not one for letting an opportunity to try something new to pass by, I responded and a few days later…

Berry Tasty!

I love this time of year, when fresh local berries are aplenty.  This recipe is for a Blueberry and Lemon Cupcake, I came across it earlier this week when I was idly surfing the web and looking for lamps! The recipe comes from the Laura Ashley Blog and is originally a creation of Kiss Me…

Manly Mo Cupcakes

The 1st December was the day I had been waiting for throughout November – the grand shave off day of Stuart’s moustache! Stuart and a team from his work spent the last month cultivating interesting ‘taches and raising money for Movember.  In total they have raised just shy of £2500 – which is a good…

Rolo Cupcakes

Monday was not a good day at work, so I came home and whipped up a batch of Rolo cupcakes.  I had the need for something caramelly and chocolatey, and these did the trick. Rolo Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcakes 175g Self raising Flour 175g Light Soft Brown Sugar 175g Margarine 3 Eggs 1 tsp. Baking Powder…

Cuckoo’s Bakery

On our way back from the Stockbridge market on Sunday, I had built up a bit of a thirst, and since it was a lovely cold, crisp day I thought it would be really nice to cuddle a cup of something hot in a nice cafe somewhere (oh the old romantic in me!).  Every time…

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Happy Valentines Day! I got a little surprise this morning, a cute little heart slate notice board and some yummy Macarons – my favourite! Stuart and I aren’t really into celebrating Valentines Day, however 3 years ago we did end up with a little celebration, because after 6 years together he asked me to marry…

Sunday Market Goodies

I never left the flat yesterday, by lunchtime today I was getting a little cabin fever.  Stuart dragged me out for a walk and the chance to re-adjust to daylight and human contact.  He tempted me by the fact that the walk would involve a stop at the Stockbridge Market, which equals: goodies! It was…

Festive Goodies

I haven’t baked in a while, I have been having withdrawal symptoms to be honest.  But is there any better excuse to bake than Christmas? My parents spent the festive period with us and they do like a sweet treat to have with their endless cups of tea. I decided to try Gingerbread, I’ve never…