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I’d love to have more time to try some patisserie stuff, I love watching Bake Off the Professionals and seeing some of the amazing patisserie things they do. It’s all so precise and they have lots of clever equipment too! These deserts were perfectly timed with Rich’s Birthday, so they made a tasty treat for pudding on Saturday night. Click here to see how I got on.

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Several years ago my friend Emma was expecting her second baby and had a baby shower, I decided to make a cake as a present for her. She requested raspberry and amaretto cake, I couldn’t wait to make it! Click here to see the recipe and keep reading.

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On Sunday we finally got around to having Chloe’s Baptism, 2.5 years later than planned due to covid etc. But it was worth the wait, we had a wonderful weekend with family and Godparents. I wanted to make a really special cake and loved the cake I made for my niece Alice, so I decided to make something similar. Click here to see some more photos of this magical cake.

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I was asked to create a cake for one of the Mum’s from Chloe’s old pre-school for her new baby daughters Christening. She had several ideas but was undecided on exactly what she wanted. So I designed a cake based on a few separate ideas that hopefully ticked all the boxes! Click here to see more pics of this gorgeous girly cake.

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I always try to anticipate what the technical challenge is each week to make sure I have the ingredients delivered in our online shop on Monday night or have planned to incorporate it into the weekly meal plan. It looked like the bakers were stir frying vegetables and the only thing I could think of using pastry and stir fried veg were spring rolls. We love spring rolls, but I wasn’t really feeling very enthusiastic about making them, I think it was the thought of rolling out the super thin pastry dough. Click here to keep reading.

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Rich absolutely loves ice cream, so for his Birthday last year I decided to have a go at a melted ice cream drip cake. Not my usual style of cake, but I bought a special scraper to make striped in buttercream and had never used it, so thought this was a good opportunity to give it a go. Click here to see how I got on.

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Another week down, another technical challenge done! Phew! I really liked the idea of custard week, and we were very excited to see that the technical was ice cream – I make a lot of ice cream, so I was looking forward to this one. Click here to keep reading.

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It was Dad’s 70th Birthday in the middle of August and he treated us all to a wonderful week away. Em and I discussed various ideas for his Birthday cake design and finally settled on a lawn mowing themed cake as Dad absolutely loves his lawn and mowing beautiful stripes into it! It was always something that we joked about as did his friends and neighbours too! Click here to find out more about this cake.

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I love baking with plums, they are such an amazing colour and once cooked they are jammy, sharp and sweet all at the same time. Definitely one of my favourite fruits to eat and to bake with. So if you’re looking for a recipe to use up some plums, click here to keep reading and try this one out.

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Halloween week might have been a week early on the GBBO, but we definitely didn’t mind and couldn’t wait to make the s’mores! Rich and the girls love marshmallows and I haven’t made any for ages, so perfect excuse! Keep reading to see how amazing these are.

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