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When I went to the supermarket earlier I spotted that they had British strawberries. I refuse to buy strawberries unless they’re British since the flavour of non-British ones just isn’t as good, so when I saw these I picked up a couple of punnets. I carried on doing the weekly shop and when I got to the cream section I saw that there was one pot of clotted cream left. So I decided I was going to make some scones for afternoon tea – it was meant to be! Would you like some afternoon tea?

Spring Cake Pops

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One of the best things about making larger cakes and unusual shaped cakes are all the off cuts! Cakes always need levelling off or shaping, so there are plenty of opportunities to do a taste test. Having made several large cakes recently I have ended up with loads of left over cake. So I have been making lots of cake pops and I now have a freezer filled with around 200 to be used and decorated at some point in the future. Click here to find out how to make and decorate these pretty cake pops.

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A couple of weeks ago Em and I went on a 6 day Professional Intensive Cake Decorating Course at Squires Kitchen International. We had an amazing week refining our existing skills as well as learning some new techniques. Click here to see some of our creations.

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Em and I love having a theme for our baking, so when my manager at work dropped a hint that I should make some Grand National themed cupcakes, I couldn’t refuse! Click here to find out how to make these fun cupcakes.

Easter Garden Cake

main cakeA few weeks ago I said that I would make an Easter cake for the office to raffle off for charity. I hadn’t decided what cake I would make so I used my usual source of inspiration – Pinterest. However, none of the Easter ideas I’d pinned last year jumped out at me so I decided to have another search. I was looking for ideas rather than something to copy completely but after I saw this cake I decided that there wasn’t much about it that I wanted to change. Is it Easter yet?!

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Last year for Easter Emma and I were back at our parents for a few days, so we thought it was about time we made a mess of Mum’s kitchen and did some baking! We wanted to do a slightly different take on a traditional Simnel cake, and came across this yummy chocolate orange Simnel cake recipe. The decoration was another idea taken from Pinterest. So if you haven’t made a cake yet, this one is lovely and the decoration is fairly simple too. Click here to keep reading…

Spring Bird Cupcakes

IMG_3011Last weekend it definitely felt like spring had arrived. We’d also had some lovely sunny days at the start of the week so I couldn’t resist making some spring cupcakes but after I made these on Wednesday evening the weather suddenly changed – I woke up on Thursday morning to see it was snowing! However, these little birdies definitely helped to brighten the day. “Chirp chirp, tweet tweet, chirp…” I mean click here to keep reading.

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