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A Normal Evening.

  • Griffin:  "What do you want to do tonight?"
  • Me:  "Snuggle and play computer games. Why? Was there anything you wanted to do tonight?"
  • Griffin:  "I wanted to snuggle and play computer games."
  • Me & Griffn:  <3

Sat, May 25th 2013

Wed, March 20th 2013

Make your own mini-cupcakes.
I am totally stealing this idea for Granger&#8217;s Bakes.

Make your own mini-cupcakes.

I am totally stealing this idea for Granger’s Bakes.

Sun, February 6th 2011

My first batch of cupcakes ever.

Vanilla cupcake with cherry buttercream (real cherry pieces), sugar orange slices and pink sugar on top.

I remember making up the recipe as I went along. Thankfully, everyone enjoyed them.

I think this is what spurred me on to making more.

cupcake cherry orange buttercream vanilla

Wed, December 22nd 2010

These were the second batch of cupcakes I ever made.

And the first time I had ever done rainbow ones.

I was rather impressed with myself.

rainbow cupcake buttercream sprinkles

Wed, December 22nd 2010

I made a batch of random rainbow cupcakes when Kelly came round last.

I decorated them with sugar stars and sugar I had tinted blue.

They were fun and Kelly enjoyed them. I just wanted to use the last of the leftover ingrediants from Billy’s birthday.

:-)

nomming rainbow cupcakes sugar stars

Wed, December 22nd 2010

This was a beast of a cupcake I made for Billy for his birthday awhile back.

It was rainbow inside with a typical vanilla buttercream, except tinted neon pink and green.

I remember taking this to The Met Lounge inside a cupcake holder and asking ym dear friend, Dave, to store it in one of the fridges behind the bar, until I saw Billy.

As soon as he arrived, I dragged him outside with the cupcake, lit a single candle I had bought with me and sung at the top of my lungs, Happy Birthday to Billy.

It was rather sweet at the time but then I proceeded to force him to eat it all before going back inside The Met. He struggled, a lot.

rainbow neon pink green cupcake birthday

Wed, December 22nd 2010

Orange sponge cupcakes with Amaretto and dark chocolate ganache.

These were a bugger to make. The ganache took ages to make and once made, it melted quickly.

It was completely worth all the trouble though.

They went down a storm at home and at work.

Definately for adults only though.

amaretto dark chocolate ganache cupcakes orange

Wed, December 22nd 2010

Hello.
It&#8217;s been awhile huh?
I haven&#8217;t actually been baking a lot recently, I&#8217;ve had a lot going on recently.
But rest assured my little cakey lovers, I&#8217;m getting back into it all again.
Tonight I spent a couple of hours making these lovely Rudolph cupcakes.
I used dark chocolate frosting for his fur and M&#8217;n&#8217;M beans for his eyes and classic red nose.
His antlers were very tricky to make.
I had to cut up little pretzels in half and shape them. They kept breaking but I kept at it! I melted some 70% chocolate and dipped them in, one by one, before getting rid of the excess and letting them dry.
I used salted pretzels as it compliments the taste of the dark chocolate quite beautifully.
Hopefully the guys at work will like them. I tried a new sponge recipe, though these came out a little heavier than intended.
Well, try and try again.

Hello.

It’s been awhile huh?

I haven’t actually been baking a lot recently, I’ve had a lot going on recently.

But rest assured my little cakey lovers, I’m getting back into it all again.

Tonight I spent a couple of hours making these lovely Rudolph cupcakes.

I used dark chocolate frosting for his fur and M’n’M beans for his eyes and classic red nose.

His antlers were very tricky to make.

I had to cut up little pretzels in half and shape them. They kept breaking but I kept at it! I melted some 70% chocolate and dipped them in, one by one, before getting rid of the excess and letting them dry.

I used salted pretzels as it compliments the taste of the dark chocolate quite beautifully.

Hopefully the guys at work will like them. I tried a new sponge recipe, though these came out a little heavier than intended.

Well, try and try again.

christmas cupcakes homemade rudolph chocolate pretzels food fat

Wed, December 22nd 2010

Just made epic cupcakes. Chocolate sponge, white chocolate & cream filling and dark chocolate buttercream swirled on top.

Never seen Walker cross the living room so quickly before.

I would take photos but rather too lazy to go find my camera.

Maybe next time.

Wed, October 6th 2010

I’ve always wanted to own a tea shop and a bakery, ever since I was a child. I dreamed about it and hosted many an imaginery party.

Now I am older. I’m in a job I enjoy but don’t want to do for the rest of my life. I live with two friends, both guys and I love cooking and baking for them. I love cooking and baking for everyone. My poor work colleagues get batches of my baking most of the time.

I’ve decided I should start working on what I want to do for the rest of my life.

I want to be a hostess, I want to bake for people and create new treats.

So this will be a blog of my progress.

My research, my plans, my successes and failures.

This blog will go all the way with me, until the day I open up my glass doors to the public.

Wish me luck.

Tue, October 5th 2010

Mon, October 4th 2010