12-12-11 Baking

Cheetahs In My Shoes

Mince Pie Cupcakes with Brandy Buttercream


Cheetahs In My Shoes

I’ve been thinking of creating a mince-pie cupcake for a while and I’ve seen a few recipes out there. So, with a bit of research and bit of adjustment and fair amount of testing (obviously), here’s my recipe for a bit of seasonal indulgence…

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Brighton Baker

Converse Boots Cake


Brighton Baker

Anyone who knows us will probably have noticed that Melissa and I live in Converse boots. I’m a little embarrassed to say that between us we have at least 8 different pairs of Converse in the house. Well I decided that 8 wasn’t quite enough and for Melissa’s birthday cake I would make her a pair of edible Converse made out of carved cake.

I was so pleased with this cake and think it’s probably the best one I’ve done yet. Here’s how I made it…

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Including Cake

Coconut spritz snowflakes


Including Cake

Today I have a double whammy for you- one batch of cookie mixture baked two ways:

Coconut spritz snowflakes
&
Coconut macaroon snowballs

…your choice! (or to save the decision making go for both)

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let’s bake love

Clementine curd & almond cakes with mascarpone


let's bake love

Fairycake has been busy making clementine curd. A more subtle take on lemon curd, and perfect for the festive season’s clementines. It isn’t just myself that thinks it is delicious. There have been some very happy taste testers too. As promised in my previous clementine curd post, Fairycake is back to share a curd inspired recipe. Clementine curd & almond cakes, with mascarpone…

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A Mummy Too

Vanilla cheesecake topped raspberry muffins (recipe)


A Mummy Too

The sweet cheesecake topping goes perfectly with the slightly bready sponge and the tart rasberries.

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