Category Archives: Sugar

United Sweets of America

As we approach Christmas Day, there are usually more sweet things on offer, wherever you go – the office, get-togethers, even supermarket tasters and freebies. In the UK, Old School traditionalists are cracking open a family tin of Quality Street … Continue reading

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Sticky Fingers

  Anything cake or cupcake related is bound to catch my eye.  So when I saw these Sweet Treat  Nail Wraps from Jamberry, I was pretty excited.  The How to Cook That collection comprises a of sweet, sugary and sparkly palette of … Continue reading

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Just a spoonful of sugar

We all love some sweetness in our cakes. Here are a few sugary top tips for bakers: • If you want to reduce your sugar intake for health reasons, such as diabetes, use sweeteners as an alternative to sugar. Be … Continue reading

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Holy Sweetness

Children say the funniest things, especially my daughters. The other day, my four year old asked me “Mummy, you’re always talking about Pastor Sugar, who is he, where is he?” It took me a while to work out what on … Continue reading

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Eggsactly…

If you want your candy fix over Easter, try this Fluffy Egg bath ballistic, £2.95, from LUSH. Pop this in your bath and it will be like bathing in a mass of marshmallow, candy floss and jelly bean scented water. … Continue reading

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Very tasty

Tasty Poems is a delicious collection of poems, all about the joys of food, collected by Jill Bennett; delightfully illustrated by award-winning artist Nick Sharratt (published by Oxford University Press). The poems are fun and simple rhymes, which children will … Continue reading

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Delightful and Dainty

Not so long ago, I teamed up with Candy Rain to create these scrumptious scenes for a candy buffet.  Candy buffets are an American concept, but the craze is catching, on this side of the pond.  Candy buffets are great for guests; not … Continue reading

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Fake Bake

If you love  the sweet aroma of cupcakes baking in the oven biscuits cooling on the cooling rack the waft of a sprinkling of vanilla icing sugar as it dusts the top of a victoria sponge But don’t have the … Continue reading

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A little bit of sugar

All you need is a little bit of sugar, to get you through the day…You decide which one.    or Have a sweet day!

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Any takers?

I love this shade of pastel pink nail colour from OPI.  The name really tickled me too…It’s called I’ll take the cake and it reminds me of delicate sugar roses.

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