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20131217-214310.jpg I love baking things which look pretty. However, no matter how pretty you make something it still has to taste good – at the end of the day it’s food and you’ve made it to be eaten. It can be easy to decorate something with loads of icing to make it look amazing but all that does is make it taste sweet. If possible, I would much rather decorate a cake or biscuit with something that adds to the flavour rather than masks it with sugar. Do you want to make something that tastes as good as it looks?

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20131215-215412.jpg This weekend, I’ve definitely started to feel Christmassy. Tom was working (again!) so I spent all day yesterday baking and wrapping presents. Today I saw pretty much everyone in the family – first we had a roast at my Auntie Ann’s house with everyone from my mum’s side of the family and then we over to see my Great Auntie Joan who had just arrived from American and most of my dad’s side of the family was there. When I got back I was still feeling festive so I decided to make some Christmas cupcakes. Are you feeling festive?

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20131209-185226.jpg Just under a year ago my sister got engaged. I was extremely excited – not just because there was going to be a wedding, but also because I was going to get to make the cake! We made a deal a while ago that rather than making our own cake, we would make each other’s. Click here to keep reading.

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