Tag Archives: cupcakes

Bake sale orange and poppy seed cupcakes

I love it when I can tick off two tasks in one go – and on this occasion it was baking for the school cake stall and writing an article about a recipe using orange. Love it! So after a … Continue reading

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Rocky road cupcakes

Sponsored post Now that my little ones are having packed lunches a few days a week I thought it’d be a good idea to bake a batch of cakes at the weekend rather than spend a fortune on cereal bars. … Continue reading

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Cupcakes to accompany Royal Wedding TV fest

Living in a house full to the brim of boys, I had no option but to indulge in the fairytale world of Royal Wedding mania elsewhere. It felt like the 1950s cycling through the deserted roads of leafy Ealing with … Continue reading

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Cake stall madness

Sam’s school has a fundraising cake stall every friday, and each year group takes it turn to provide the cakes and manpower. Volunteering your services behind the stall is not for faint-hearted, as come 3:30pm a swarm of children buzz … Continue reading

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A superhero birthday party on a budget

As finances get tighter and tighter things like birthday parties can be a frightening prospect. Venue, entertainment, party bags, food, cakes – it can add up to hundreds of pounds very quickly. We don’t have a great deal of floor … Continue reading

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Christmas Cranberry scoffins with cream cheese frosting

I had some cranberries left over from my chutney making sesh, so I decided to make some festive and fruity cupcakes. Their texture is kind of a hybrid between muffins and scones – and after Matthew took them into the … Continue reading

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The power of cake – a cupcake decorating masterclass

The reward for being a judge for Tesco Real Food‘s Christmas Cupcake Decorating competition was to attend a masterclass with top cake guru Mich Turner MBE of The Little Venice Cake Company. Matthew kindly took the day off to look … Continue reading

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