Tag Archives: vanilla

National Cupcake Week

    Today is the start of National Cupcake Week (15 – 21 September 2014).  It is a chance to celebrate the passion and creativity of cupcakes.    So this week, why don’t you: Buy some Bake some (try out a … Continue reading

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Candy Girl

We’re knocked for six that our little lady is six years old. Miss Phoebe has grown up around cakes and all things sweet (and we have to monitor her sweet tooth, even though she insists she is head of Quality … Continue reading

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Three little birds

Jane wanted a cake to celebrate her dad’s 80th birthday. She didn’t want the usual ‘8’ and ‘0’. I asked whether her dad had any hobbies or anything significant, which would in spire me to come up with something for … Continue reading

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Bless the bride

It was lovely to make these cupcakes, early one Saturday morning, for a special bridal shower breakfast, for a bride-to-be. A week before her wedding a group of us girlies got together for a breakfast and just to bless this … Continue reading

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Reminiscent Vanilla

“The scent molecules in vanilla are similar to those in breast milk. It’s reassuring…It reminds us of ice-cream and our mother’s baking.” – James Craven, head nose at Les Sentuers

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Cake or cupcake? – ‘Places please’

“A slice of cake any day. There’s nothing like a bit of warm, soft, moist chocolate or banana cake accompanied with a dollop of fresh homemade vanilla ice-cream.” – Femi Olufowoju, jnr – Director

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Flavour file: Vanilla

Some people question whether there is actually a difference between Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Essence: Well to start with, here’s the dictionary definition of the two. Extract: Preparation containing the concentrated essence of a substance. Essence: Concentrated liquid used to … Continue reading

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