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A Novice Guide to Decorating Cakes

The thought of decorating cakes or creating a show stopping centre piece cake for a child’s birthday or family celebration can be quite daunting so I’d like to share some of my ideas in this post ‘A novice guide to decorating cakes’. The most important thing to remember is, if you’ve put the effort into […] Read more…

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What Do You Do With Your Egg Shells?

What do you do with your Egg Shells? As a baker, it’s not unusual for me to be cracking open 100 eggs a week and throwing away the shells just seemed like a waste as well as taking up valuable space in the food bins. Even if you don’t use quite as many eggs as […] Read more…

Kitchen

A Clean Home Is A Happy Home

Let’s face it cleaning is dull and I for one could think of a thousand other things i’d rather be doing but that being said I am a self confessed (typed self confused then which actually is probably more apt) neat freak, I can’t sit down to relax at night if i’m looking at mess […] Read more…

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A Kitchen of Dreams

For those of you who follow my blog or instagram stories, you will know how much time I spend in my kitchen, and it’s taken many years to get it just how it works well for me and that really is the key, I stopped looking at other peoples kitchens in envy as what you […] Read more…

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A Taste of Nostalgia

Our Christmas cake This may seem an unusual and lets be honest a bit of a tacky Christmas cake design for a cake maker to create but i’m proud to say it’s our family Christmas cake this year. At a very difficult time of the year for our family this little cake holds a very […] Read more…

Strawberry Cupcakes

Cupcakes Made Easy

I so often get told “I can’t bake” and there is no such thing as can’t, baking is an enjoyable activity with just the best end result of delicious things to eat. So all you need is a good recipe and my tips and away you go, it’s as simple as following a few steps. […] Read more…

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Baking Q & A

I recently took part in a baking questions and answers feature with BBC Radio Solent, and was inundated with questions, unfortunately during the live show there just wasn’t enough time to answer all your questions, so I’ve answered as many as I can here. Q – I never seem to have much luck with a […] Read more…

mincemeat plait

Mincemeat Plait

I recently held a festive event where I demonstrated a mincemeat plait. Its my version of the traditional mince pie and a great quick go to recipe I use loads. Once you’ve learnt the technique of the plait it can be used for loads of different versions and is particularly nice with a winter spiced […] Read more…

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