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How to Make Toffee!

I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend and a brilliant memorial day. This homemade toffee recipe is so simple and tastes ludicrously good! Toffee is great on its own or as an addition to ice cream or covered in chocolate to create a Daim bar/Almond Roca bar and is far cheaper than buying…
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29th May 2013 6

Mother's Day Cupcake Bouquet

Mother’s Day in America is coming up in May…and anyway Mother’s Day should be everyday! I thought I’d have a go at making a  cupcake bouquet. Here is how I made it. equipment needed: Cupcakes Frosting filled in a piping bag with either Wilton tip 1m or 2D Styrofoam ball Pot Toothpicks Tissue paper Fondant/gumpaste Leaf cutter Butterfly…
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27th April 2013 0

Peppermint Creams

I was reminiscing about my childhood and I remembered making peppermint creams with my mum. They are sooo easy to make and such fun!  I tried to do this with my 18 month old but he was more interested in eating it than he was in cutting out shapes! The recipe uses raw egg whites but…
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23rd April 2013 0

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

With summer around the corner I thought I would show you how I made this cookies and cream ice-cream 🙂 ingredients: 4 egg yolks 100g (3 1/2 oz) castor sugar 300 ml (1/2 pint) single cream 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways 1 tsp vanilla essence 100g  (31/2)oz Bourbon/Oreo or any chocolate biscuit 300ml (1/2 pint…
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19th April 2013 0

Banana Bread Recipe

This is another Mother’s Day idea. It is easy to make, moist and absolutely yummy! ingredients: 1 1/4 cup Brown sugar m2 1/3 cup Plain flour/ whole flour 1/4tsp Salt 1tsp Baking soda 2 eggs 1tsp Vanilla 1tsp Cinnamon 1 1/3 cup Butter 2 1/2 cup Mashed banana 1) Cream together butter and sugar. 2)…
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8th March 2013 0

Mothers Day Macarons!

I love these french delicacies. I love their colours, the texture and of course they taste divine.   I thought I’d make them for Mother’s Day…. even if my mother is  far away from me, I miss you mummy.  Happy Mother’s Day!   They can be tricky to make and I am still trying to get the…
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8th March 2013 0

Valentine's Cupcake Ideas

Here are some simple Valentine’s Day cupcake ideas 🙂  


4th February 2013 0

Valentine's Day Cake (Levelling, Filling, and Frosting the Cake) – Part 2

This post continues from my earlier post. Level and torte your cooled cake with a serrated knife or cake leveler . To fill the cake, pipe a thick layer of buttercream around the cake to create a dam. Then pipe in the filling and even it out with a spatula. Chill the cake in the fridge…
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28th January 2013 0

Valentine's Day Cake (Making Teddy Bears) – Part 1

With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought I would do a cake tutorial. I make fondant decorations before making the cake to allow them to dry. Teddys are cute, simple to make and can be used for a valentine’s cake or a child’s birthday cake. Here is how I make fondant teddy bears: What you…
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24th January 2013 1

Homemade Lucky Charms!

There are many of us who can not have Lucky charms because they are not halal/kosher/vegetarian. I have desperately wanted these as a child and would often read the ingredients over and over again in the vain hope that perhaps one day I shall see a ‘suitable for vegetarian’ sign or kosher gelatin on the…
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21st January 2013 1