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PB044320.JPGI can’t believe that this years bake off has now finished! I really enjoyed watching it and thought the new presenters were great and I was really pleased with the result, Sophie throughly deserved to win! I’m actually feeling quite relieved that all the technical challenges are now done and I can start to think about Christmas baking. So  here is my attempt at the iced ginger biscuits.

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Last year I didn’t get round to writing about the Christmas cake I made, mostly due to being over ambitious with what I wanted to do before the big day – there were so many thing I wanted to bake, Christmas decorations I wanted to make and prepare for 12 people coming to ours for Christmas. I’d never hosted Christmas before either! So I thought I would write a short blog about it this year in between feeding, nappy changing, playing and watching Emily sleep – it’s amazing how much time you can spend just watching your little one! Click here to see how to decorate the cake I made last year.

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Last week Em and I went on our second 6 day Cake Decorating Course at Squires Kitchen International, this time it was an extended techniques course, building on what we had already learnt on the previous course. We had another amazing week doing what we both love. Click here to keep reading and see some of the beautiful things we created.

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A couple of weeks ago Em and I went on a 6 day Professional Intensive Cake Decorating Course at Squires Kitchen International. We had an amazing week refining our existing skills as well as learning some new techniques. Click here to see some of our creations.

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P1170661I love a bit of piping, so when I managed to convince my manager at work that I should make his wedding cake, I was really pleased to find out that the design they wanted was very rustic and two tiers would be completely covered in piped swirls.  Click here to keep reading about this rustic cake.

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This year I really wanted to practise my piping skills, so I decided that rather than making a conventional gingerbread house I would take my inspiration from Eastern Europe. Some of the gingerbread creations made there are truly incredible and the level of detail is exquisite. Click here to find out how to build a Christmas gingerbread village.

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