Victoria Sponge Mini Heart Cakes

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Valentine's Victoria Sponge Mini Heart Cakes I have a thing about cream cakes. They're a huge weakness of mine, like Kryptonite to Superman, but instead of dying, they make you happy. Well, that is until you realise you ate one too many and have to bust out the fatty pants (jogging bottoms)! But who cares? I mean, fatty pants are more comfy than regular ones, right? I 'like' my fatty pants. Take Victoria Sponge Cake for example, so light and fluffy and perfect for Valentine's. I just had to make them pink and into mini heart shaped little treats of love. They also make the perfect … [Read more...]

Victoria Sponge Cake

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Victoria Sponge Cake Guess who's birthday it is? No, not mine but someone very close to my heart… yes, the giant man-baby. Aka. my partner, Daniel. I'm normally very organised when it comes to birthdays, I normally have a budget where I save X amount of money per month so I know I'll have enough. I also usually buy the card and present(s) anywhere from a few months in advance to 2 weeks in advance, this year being the exception. I'm having another flare-up with my arthritis and it's in my hands so driving is currently out of the question which means having the giant man-baby with me while … [Read more...]

{Guest Post} Chocolate & Berries Cheesecake

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Hi guys and gals. I'm kicking off Saturdays with Share Saturday which means I'm inviting all foodie bloggers to create a sweet treat and then share it on my blog! Without going into too much, I have an auto-immune condition which results in a lot of pain and therefore a lot of the time I'm unable to bake as often as I'd like to. To read more, just go to my 'about' page.To kick off the guest posting, we have the wonderful Uru from Go Bake Yourself. She's kicking off the party with a wonderful celebration cheesecake. It's got a hell of a lot of goodies in this puppy - chocolate, berries, mixed … [Read more...]

Black Forest Gâteau Cupcakes!

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Black Forest Gâteau Cupcakes Do you like Black Forest Gateau cake? Do you sometimes find a slice of Black Forest Gateau a bit too much (if you slice it like a huge door wedge, like moi!)? Then why not make a cupcake version? I lay in bed the other night thinking of Black Forest Gateau and thinking… "Mmm, I could so do with some Black Foresty Gateau goodness right now" But I only wanted a wee little slice so it wasn't worth making a giant cake for just a few slices! And you're reading this from a woman that slices cakes so thickly they'd feed 3 people with 1 slice!!! :oops: And, let's … [Read more...]

Profiteroles with Chocolate Ganache

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(pic courtesy Sainsbury's book)Profiteroles with chocolate sauceThis is the first time I've ever made this and for a first timer, I have to say that these were surprisingly easy to make despite choux pastry apparently being hard to make? *shrug* Maybe this recipe is just a good recipe? Maybe my food mixer is just good? lol. Maybe I was just lucky? Although, the only problem I did have was the piping of the whipped cream inside the choux buns. Such a novice, I had to try and play around with the nozzles I had to get best results but all in all, these were definitely fun, easy to make and … [Read more...]