Category: food

Cupcaeks, om nom.

Well my last post was post 150. And what a distinctly underwhelming post it was. Today I have not much better, but I do have sparkly cupcakes. Pink and sparkly, for a baby shower (let’s hope it doesn’t turn out to be a boy…) In other stuff, I’ve made some scary realisations… My yarn stash […]

Week 11

I know I am being a MASSIVE FAIL of a blogger. I should be on week 32 of Project52. I’m being a massive fail in many ways at the moment. Finally, a finished project I FINALLY finished the baby blanket I started in APRIL. I didn’t get it finished before the recipient was born (I […]

Strawberry Cupcakes

Another cupcake post – this time Strawberry and Cream, again from the Primrose Bakery Cupcake Book. These were entirely more successful than the Lemon Meringue cupcakes I tried a couple of weeks ago… Hidden inside was a big dollop of strawberry jam, which worked much better than the lemon curd did in my last batch […]

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

A few weeks ago, I discovered Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard on 4od, and I ended up watching the whole series in an evening. I didn’t really do any baking at uni this semester but now I’m home with full access to a well equipped kitchen, I’ve felt a bit more inspired to try out […]

Sparkles are the future

I have indeed decided that sparkles and glitter are the future. I was asked to make some cupcakes for a party, and discovered a great little cake supply shop down the road which sold, amongst other things, edible glitter. Now, I know the birthday girl was celebrating turning 25, but pink icing and glitter was […]

This and that

Lately I’ve not been up to much of anything. I’ve been doing uni exams, the odd bit of cooking, some gardening, that sort of thing. The lovely clematis on the patio Blueberry and polenta cupcake from the Primrose Bakery Cookbook – excellent, by all accounts There’s loads of things growing in the garden now, I’ve […]

Last weekend, I baked…

Before… …After! We used this recipe to turn some over-ripe bananas into a lovely loaf of banana bread. I was a bit sceptical because I’m not a huge fan of bananas, especially not such over-ripe ones, but it was actually lovely! The best way to eat them – with a big glass of milk We […]

Cupcakes, om nom nom!

Om nom nom! These are vanilla cupcakes with vanilla icing from Cupcakes From The Primrose Bakery. I’m chuffed with how these came out – moist and fluffy, just as cupcakes should be! These are so much easier to make now I have a hand mixer – the first batch I tried I did entirely by […]

Procrastination is my middle name

I really am terrible when it comes to getting work done. I can pretty much find ANYTHING else to do to avoid doing work. I have discovered baking. Oaty vanilla biscuits, recipe courtesy of marzipan I made a batch on Friday night and my flatmates hoofed them down, so they definitely get the thumbs up! […]


Somehow Christmas is here again. I haven’t got half the presents I need to get, I am out of money and TOMORROW IS CHRISTMAS EVE *panics* Instead of doing important things like knitting last-minute gifts or baking, I have been playing with my new camera. Wish upon a falling star… I did make some mincemeat […]