cake by sadie smith

Mocha Slices

Mocha Slices

This recipe for mocha slices is for those of us who love coffee and chocolate and can’t quite decide which to have! I always find it a welcome addition to lunch boxes as it’s best described as half cake half biscuit. My family are force fed cake on such a regular basis and lets face […] Read more…

Pasta carbonara

My Go To Slimming World Recipes

When I first started at Slimming World early last year I walked into my first group pretty miserable and unhappy with how I looked with a real lack of confidence, like all new members I stuck religiously to the plan and the weight started to fall off, everything I ate I wrote down, I weighed […] Read more…

traditional Christmas cake

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…

baking

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…

Scones

Festive Afternoon Tea

So this weekend I held our much anticipated Festive Event, it’s been months in the planning and something completely new for me, but I’d made the decision earlier in the year that I actually wanted to connect and meet some of my customers. On a day to day basis I beaver away baking wedding cakes, […] Read more…

Marie Curie cake

Vintage Inspired Wedding Cake

Lace and large statement roses are two of my favourite things to combine on a vintage inspired wedding cake. Nestled within the top tier of this cake are small daffodils as they hold a special significance to the couple, they were remembering family no longer with them on their special day and supported a cancer […] Read more…

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