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I keep buying Terry’s Chocolate Oranges to make this recipe, but then we end up eating them and I have to buy more! Chocolate orange is one of my favourite flavours, so I was very excited to see this recipe in Decembers Sainsbury’s magazine, a great recipe to make with the girls too. Click here to try it out, it’s definitely worth it!

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My Christmas baking this year is very gingerbread themed, so here’s another gingerbread recipe I found to try out. Rich and the girls love marshmallows, so this sounded like a winning combination! Click here to find out more.

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I love the idea of popping some gingerbread men into some rocky road, such a fun idea! I made a big batch of gingerbread the other day, so have been using it to make various things including the gingerbread men for this rocky road, it’s so Christmassy and makes the house smell amazing when it’s baking. Click here to have a go at this festive rocky road.

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I can’t believe there are only 10 days till Christmas, I’m not sure where the time has gone! Finally getting round to doing some Christmas baking and really enjoying trying out some new recipes. Making fudge is a really simple easy thing to do for homemade Christmas presents and it keeps for ages, so it’s perfect for giving to friends and family over the next couple of weeks. Click here to keep reading and try the recipe.

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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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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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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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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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This week was biscuit week on the GBBO and we really enjoyed the episode. I loved the idea of making a biscuit mask and might try it one day with the girls, I think they would really enjoy decorating their own masks. I have never made garibaldi biscuit so we were looking forward to trying them out. Click here to see how we got on.

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