Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Real Advent Calendar

Those fabulous people at the Meaningful Chocolate Company have created the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar. The Real Advent Calendar hopes to put the Christ back into Christmas. It has a window for each day of December, behind which is … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Stir-Up Sunday!

Hurrah! It’s Stir-up Sunday! You’ve been lovingly soaking your mixed fruit for the best part of the year with rum, brandy or whiskey; and today’s the day, you can crack on with your Christmas cakes or Christmas puddings. Mrs Cratchit … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for cupcakes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So in honour of my American customers, I created these cupcakes, to hopefully remind them of home. Vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and jelly (raspberry jam) Vanilla cupcakes with pumpkin pie frosting They’re … Continue reading

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So what makes you bake?

You know what’s in it When you make a homemade cake, there’s none of the gunk that a shop-bought cake might have. You do your bit for the environment Home baking means that you simply take your cake out of … Continue reading

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Cake for an All-American guy

My church is BIG on birthdays. We’ve always got someone up at the front of the congregation, to serenade with ‘Happy Birthday’ (we do it Stevie style). It was our Pastor’s birthday last week, so it was a real honour … Continue reading

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Size does matter

Be sure to use the right baking tin for your recipe for your cake. If you don’t, it will alter the cooking time and the finished product. Home bakers should always have a trust springform cake tin. If you want … Continue reading

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Make way for the littlest sugarcrafter

Some afternoons when I’m working on a cake, I sometimes have a little company. She has her own little workboard and rolling pin… She’s only five, but my Phoebe is getting quite creative with her sugarcraft.

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Life’s too short

Go on, lick the bowl of LIFE!

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Little Miss Birthday

It was Phoebe’s (my little one) birthday a while back. We go all out with cake in the Delights family, for birthdays. She took some inspiration from a birthday cake I created for one of my favourite customers; a Little … Continue reading

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Is gingerbread on your Christmas wish-list?

Selfridges was the first department store in London to unveil its Christmas windows this year and officially get the Christmas season underway. The windows were unveiled on 24 October. This year’s theme is The Wish List – with each window … Continue reading

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