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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cristmas drinks inspired cupcakes

This past week I have been trying to get into the mind set for Christmas. One way I have fought the winter blues and gotten into the Christmas spirit is by baking Christmas treats. I always find baking makes me happy and adding Christmas touches to my bakes has helped to spread the magic that is Christmas. 

From left to right: Cinnamon LatteHot ChocolateWhite Hot Chocolate

Cinnamon Latte Cupcakes

If you have no already noticed, there has been a theme running through my recent bakings. That theme has been hot drinks. So I've already baked Hot chocolate cupcakes and White hot chocolate cupcakes and decided my next creation will be latte based. I love all lattes, no matter what the flavour is. To keep inside my christmas theme, I though a touch of cinnamon would work a treat. So here are my cinnamon latte cupcakes!

White Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

If you have seen my last post, then you will have seen my hot chocolate cupcakes (hot chocolate cupcakes) but I feel that white hot chocolate is not given enough credit and is often overshadowed by milk hot chocolate. In fact I think white chocolate in general is often forgot about, when it actually tastes incredible (especially melted with fruit). So I chose not to neglect white chocolate this time and bake white hot chocolate cupcakes aswell as milk hot chocolate cup cakes. 

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

The cold, dark nights are upon us. Around this time of year I find that my intake of hot drinks tripples and among those hot drinks in particular is hot chocolate. My evening is not complete without a mug of steamy, milky hot chocolate topped with squirty cream and marshmallows. So today I decided to take my love for hot chocolate a step further and bake some hot chocolate cupcakes! Plus I added a few touches to make them Christmassy as part of my bid to get in the Christmas spirit early this year.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Victoria Sponge Pizza Cake

Before you are instantly put off by the thought of a pizza cake, I must stress that this cake is not made with pizza ingredients.

Everyone loves pizza, right? Everyone loves cake too, right? So I decided to create a pizza cake.


For the cake:

  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the Topping:

  • Green food dye
  • Pink food dye
  • Yellow food dye
  • Red food dye
  • 250g Fondant icing
  • 10g Jam (Cream is optional)

Heart Shaped Rainbow Cake

    If you are a big chocolate lover, you will love this cake. This cake has everything you could ever ask for. First of all, it's heart shaped, secondly, it's chocolate cake and thirdly, it contains Smarties, Chocolate Fingers and Nutella! 
    Although this cake takes patience, it is simple to make and looks spectacular. It's the perfect cake for beginners to make for a friend's birthday or a romantic occasion.

    Ingredients: For the cake:

    • 200g Butter
    • 4 Eggs (medium)
    • 150g Self raising flour
    • 50g Cocoa Powder
    • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
    • 1/2 Teaspoon Hazelnut essence (Optional)

    For the Topping and Filling:

    • 3 Packs Chocolate Fingers
    • 8 Smartie Tubes
    • 50g Nutella