My dad turned 70 recently and whilst I wanted to make him a lovely birthday cake, I also wanted to make sure that it was traditional and classic (just like my dad). I had some lemons and half a bag of sultanas leftover, so I thought a lemon and sultana cake would be perfect.
Back in January my little sister turned 16 years old (where has the time gone?). To mark the occasion, I decided to attempt some icing modelling and create a MAC inspired make-up cake.
I don't know about you, but there are some days where I find myself searching for something a little different for breakfast.
On Tuesday last week, my Mum, my sister and I went along to Chatsworth House for their House Style exhibit. Showcasing over five centuries of fashion, we got to see clothing, jewellery, art and much more which catapulted you back decades.
There is nothing I like more than visiting stately homes and enjoying the foods they have on offer. So, a recent visit to Chatsworth House was another perfect opportunity to try something new.
Something I have always wanted to do became possible. My mum and I were able to attend a cupcake decorating class at the famous Primrose Bakery, Covent Garden.
Back in December, our work Christmas meal was held at Cote, Lincoln. I had never been before but had heard really good things about it, so I was excited to try somewhere new.
Having found myself being in possession of six whole oranges that weren't being eaten I decided I would use them to make a cake, rather than throw them away. After a bit of hunting around for Nigella's recipe and looking through a few other recipes which use the whole fruit, I came up with a lovely, moist cake with plenty of chocolate and orange running through it.