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Vanilla Rose Cake

Β  With Mother’s Day approaching I am sharing a cake that would be a perfect treat for the day! While many people choose to give flowers to their Mother for the occasion why not go for a twist on tradition with a vanilla rose cake. It would also be great for a christening or birthday party! This vanilla sponge is iced with delicious buttercream roses …

Blackberry Bun Cakes

The idea for this recipe came to me one afternoon at Ballymaloe. I was wearing my black velvet and gold sequinned cardigan and before I knew it I was jotting down some notes and sketches inspired by this combination. If you are lucky you might have some blackberries growing on the bushes near where you live! Blackberry Bun Cakes Makes 12 100g unsalted butter, softened …

Buttermilk Pancakes

The day that celebrates one of my favourite things to eat is nearly upon us! If you have been watching my SnapchatΒ you will have seen that I’ve been having a bit of a pancake binge this weekend. Yesterday I made Darina Allen’s pancake recipe from her book Easy Entertaining and today I tried one of my own recipes and they came out really well so …

Malteaser Cupcakes

As I suspected, in the busy run up to Christmas my plan to bake the 12 cupcakes of Christmas hasn’t quite materialised! I hope you will be inspired to bake one of the 3 festive cupcake recipes I have shared with you! This recipe for Malteaser Cupcakes went down a treat when I made them for my colleagues, so much so that one of them …

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin, a veg super popular in the US at this time of year and one that you see being used in dishes on this side of the pond more and more. With Thanksgiving tomorrow I thought this would be an appropriate recipe to share. I have celebrated Thanksgiving with friends in the UK the past two years and have really enjoyed it. We all have …

The 12 Cupcakes of Christmas: Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

As many of my friends and colleagues will know I have been planning my 12 cupcakes of Christmas for the past month or so. It will be interesting to see if I actually manage to produce 12 or will it be a far less catchy 7 cupcakes of Christmas that I end up with??!! Stay tuned to find out!! πŸ™‚ I will be sharing my …