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Last weekend we had a Reunion/ Christmas get together with our NCT friends, which we offered to host. Baking with a 7 week old baby is challenging, but I was desperate to bake something Christmassy and fun!   I chose a design that could be done in stages so I could fit it in around looking after little Emily. Click here to see what I baked.

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I was intrigued about this weeks technical challenge. It didn’t seem to bear any resemblance to anything I’d made in the past. It certainly wasn’t like any pastry recipes I’d tried. I can see why the bakers got confused – it felt like it belonged in bread week rather than pastry week! What to know what a flaouna is?

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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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