Welsh Cake Recipe

During the Easter holidays my girls and I decided to make some welsh cakes. Having never made welsh cakes before, I only realised that I’d need a bake stone when I’d actually bought all of the ingredients and was about to make them with our girls! Fortunately, we used a frying pan instead and this worked out pretty well for us! I’m not sure what it is about shop bought welsh cakes, but our girls just don’t like them. However, when they recently made welsh cakes in school, they just couldn’t get enough of them! This recipe is easy to… [Read More]

Birthday Cake on a Budget – 5 Places to Order

It’s the celebratory crescendo of every child’s birthday party. Friends and family sing while the colorful confection arrives on the table dotted with brightly burning candles. All eyes on the birthday boy or girl as they make a wish, extinguish the tiny flames with one big breath and receive the first and honorary piece. It’s the birthday cake! But it can also be the most expensive part of your child’s birthday bash. Cakes prices can seem through the roof these days and providing a special birthday cake on a budget can pose a huge hurdle to your overall party expenses…. [Read More]

Making Chocolate Cake with the VonShef Pink Stand Mixer from DOMU (Review)

Baking is something that I’ve always enjoyed. Whether it’s a cake or perhaps a loaf of bread. There’s something so enjoyable about making something from scratch, plus nothing beats the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning! That’s why, when I was asked by DOMU if I’d like to review one of their stand mixers I jumped at the chance! I chose this pink VonShef Stand Mixer. I was weighing up which colour to go for. It was a toss up between white or pink, but as you can see pink won! This stand mixer is just £74.99 and… [Read More]

Hobbycraft Fourth Birthday Cake Project

Our twin girls turned four years old last weekend and I knew that I wanted to make them an extra special cake. The thing is our girls have such different tastes that one cake with one design just wouldn’t cut it. R loves Spiderman and M loves Peppa Pig, so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Once I’d found something that I thought would be perfect for our girls – a half Spiderman and half Peppa Pig cake, I contacted Hobbycraft to see if they would be interested in working with me on creating the cake. Luckily for me… [Read More]

It's Christmas Cake Time!

At the beginning of October my girls and I made our Christmas cake. It’s a tradition we do every year and I like to get the girls involved. I have a nut allergy so our cake doesn’t include nuts. My favourite part about making Christmas cake is getting to decorate it! Here’s how we made ours! Ingredients Makes on 8″ round cake 150g raisins 125g stoned dried chopped dates 125g sultanas 100g glace cherries, rinsed 150ml brandy 225g butter (room temperature) 200g caster sugar 4 eggs Grated rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon 1 tbsp black treacle 225g plain… [Read More]

How to Make a Mini Egg Easter Cake

If you’re thinking of cooking up a treat this Easter look no further than this easy to make Mini Egg Sponge Cake. You will need 6 large eggs 325g of softened butter (at room temperature) 325g caster sugar 325g self raising flour (sifted) 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder Raspberry jam 300g buttercream Two 7″ greased cake tins 4 packs of mini eggs Sprinkles of your choice Method Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth Add the eggs, flour and baking powder  Beat until smooth Divide the mixture into your cake tins and cook in the oven on 180… [Read More]

How to make an Easter simnel cake

A simnel cake is a traditional Easter cake made using marzipan and dried fruit. Usually baked in time for Mothering Sunday when the strict forty day fast during Lent was relaxed a little. Although references to simnel cakes have been found from the medieval period, the simnel cake that is popular today dates from the Victorian period. With its simple recipe and delicious layers of marzipan this is a tasty treat to bake for Easter, making a nice alternative to chocolate eggs. Ingredients For Your Simnel Cake The simnel cake is actually quite straightforward to put together but does have… [Read More]

Wooden Fairy Cake Stand & Cakes and Wooden Fairy Biscuit Review

Wooden toys have been around since before I was even born. They’re durable, easy to clean and great fun for children to play with. We were recently sent a Fairy Wooden Cake Stand & Cakes and Fairy Wooden Biscuits to review from Lucy Locket.  Last year we bought our girls a play kitchen and they still play with it pretty much every day. They love pretending to cook and wash up the dishes! This year we’ve bought them a wooden play shop and these fairy cakes and biscuits will go so well with it! We can sit the cake stand on the counter next to the till… [Read More]

Messy Kids do Christmas!

This is an entry into Two Little Fleas Messy Kids Competition. Last year was the first year that I made a Christmas cake. Don’t get me wrong I’ve baked cakes before such as cupcakes, madeira cakes, sponge cakes, but I’d never baked a Christmas cake before. Luckily I was sent a Christmas cook book which had an easy recipe in so I thought I’d give it a go. It turned out rather well I thought… What do you think? This year I’ve decided to let our twins help me make our cake! I felt more confident in my abilities to bake a… [Read More]

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Cake Angels

Cake Angels kindly sent me a goodie bag full of their products and the one I was most excited about is their ice-cream cone cupcake kit. A friend of mine made these a little while back and I’ve been keen to give it a go myself. It was surprisingly easy to do and they taste great! Included in this kit are:  Six wafer ice cream cones Sprinkles Chocolate cake mix Icing sugar  The only thing that additional things that you’ll need is 60g of butter, 100ml of water and 1 teaspoon of milk. You first need to pre-heat your oven… [Read More]