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For the “trick or treaters” that came to my house this evening, at the weekend I made some Halloween biscuits. I made cats, ghosts, pumpkins and owls – but I ran out of time to decorate them all so I only finished off the ghosts and cats in time. Maybe I’ll get around to decorating the others this weekend! Trick or Treat? If you want a treat keep reading…

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This weekend I decided to have a cooking weekend – I did a  roast chicken, made two different types of soup, baked muffins for breakfast, made the Christmas cake, baked and (half) decorated some Halloween cookies, and I also made these… chocolate orange pumpkin cupcakes.

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So it’s time for the fourth and final instalment of my cocktail cupcakes: Brandy Alexander. I appear to only have one decent photo of these cupcakes – maybe I was too tired after making and decorating four lots of cupcakes but if you want to find out how to make them then carry on reading here.

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I wanted to make two fruity cocktails and two non-fruity so after asking a few people for suggestions, I decided on White Russian as one of the non-fruity ones. I don’t think I’ve ever had it before as a cocktail but it sounded good to me in cupcake form! I did a quick google search and came across a recipe on Baked Perfection. Want to sample another cocktail? If so, click here!

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Since I’ve got four cocktail cupcakes to write about, here’s the next one… Pina Colada! Again, these were from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days. There are 4 different mini cocktail cupcake recipes in the book and I made three of them – I didn’t make the Strawberry Daiquiri ones since my birthday is in February and although I probably could have got hold of strawberries (since you seem to be able to get any fruit at any time of year these days) I decided that they probably wouldn’t be that tasty so instead opted for White Russian ones. Ready for another cocktail?

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I often get asked how I find the time to do so much baking. The truth is, I don’t know! But I think if you enjoy something then you always manage to find time to fit it in. I would love to be able to bake something new everyday and then post it on here but the truth is that if I did that then I’d probably end up so fat that I’d be unable to get out the house. Instead, I’ve decided that I’m going to restrict myself to baking one, or maybe two new things (or maybe more if there are special occasions) a week to put on here. I have a whole load of cupcakes which I baked before I set up this blog so in between baking new things, I’m going to blog about them – provided I’ve got good enough/good photos since most were just taken on my phone!

I made these cupcakes for my birthday this year. On the evening of my birthday I went out for cocktails so I wanted to stick with the theme and decided to make four different cocktail flavoured cupcakes: Mojito, Brandy Alexander, White Russian and Pina Colada. Given they’re all quite different, I’ll be doing a separate post on each one. I think the mojito ones were my favourite so I’m going to start with them

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Ok, so these aren’t cupcakes but they were meant to go on top of some cupcakes. However, there seems to be a baking powder shortage. The Co-op at the of the road has stopped stocking baking powder (how ridiculous is that?!) so I thought that I would be able to get some from Sainsburys but similarly it has stopped stocking it and only had individual 30g sachets…. which, yep you guessed, were sold out! Forth supermarket later and I still hadn’t managed to find any – I think somebody is trying to stop me making so many cupcakes!! So I decided to give up on the cupcake idea and just go with the cookies but next time I find some in the supermarket (if anywhere still stocks it) I will be buying at least 10 pots of it so that this cannot happen again. If you’re also short of baking powder, click here.

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