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Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake

I saw this Chocolate Rudolph Christmas Cake in the Morissons Christmas magazine last year but didn’t get chance to try it out; the recipe is by Stork. I modified the decoration slightly. Photos to follow!! Have a bit of a back log due to the holiday season. For the Cake:     225g Butter     225g caster sugar     4 medium eggs     40g cocoa powder     225g self-raising flour For the Chocolate Frosting:     175g Butter     325g icing sugar     25g cocoa powder     1 dessertspoon (10ml) milk Decorations:     Dark chocolate chips     White ready to roll icing Read More…

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Caramac cake

My mum’s birthday was this week and we went out for a birthday meal on Thursday to celebrate, I asked the pub ahead of time if I could bring a cake which they agreed to. My mum loves Caramac bars so I decided to make her a vanilla and chocolate swirl cake with Caramac decorations. The most challenging part of this cake was finding a lot of Caramac at a reasonable price, with supermarkets wanting £1.50 per bar and shops online catering more to wholesale (I didn’t need 25 or 50 bars of Caramac!). I eventually found the bars at Read More…

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Dancing Groot cookies

I’ve had a set of silicone flower pot cake cases for a while now but haven’t used them! 😮 But recently, I got a dancing Groot cookie cutter from eBay and decided I had to make dancing, flower pot, baby Groot cookie cakes. If you’re not familiar with Groot, he’s one of the main characters from Guardians of the Galaxy and at the end of the movie a baby version of himself dances in a flower pot! – see video… Please excuse the advertisment! I had a few ideas in mind for the ‘cake’ part, i.e. The part that would Read More…

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Easter lemon drizzle cake

Happy Easter! 🙂 Or Happy Monday to those that don’t celebrate it. Today Ryan and I have spent the afternoon at my parents house and had a lovely roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings (thanks mum!). After dinner we had dessert, ate some hot cross buns that dad bought, then played some board games and watched a few films. Mum, Ryan and I also went for a long walk around the village and hiked up a couple of hills. It was muddy, some places too muddy to walk through in the shoes we had on! Note to self to Read More…

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Oreo brownie tray bake

How many times have you seen a baking or cooking video on Facebook you like, intend to make, but never do? Sound familiar? My friend Kelly and I saw a video for a oreo brownie tray bake and decided to replicate it. Unfortunately I can no longer find the video to link or share with you. 🙁 We chose the quick and easy method of a boxed brownie mix and oreo cookies. The recipe video didn’t give any instructions for making the brownie batter itself it just said “brownie” as it was poured into the pan. Yes, we could have Read More…

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Valentine’s Day 2016

If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ll give presents and maybe do some heart shaped themed baking (I love baking) but haven’t celebrated much more than that. Ryan was at work today, cooking for many couples that had booked a table at the restaurant, I knew he’d be tired and hungry when he got home and decided to treat him. I cooked some chicken pesto pasta with heart shaped tricolour pasta and a little chilli powder to give it a kick. It was very good! The chilli powder was Read More…