Friday, 21 November 2014

Too early to feel festive?

I'm not entirely sure what's happened this year but everyone I know seems to be getting into the Christmas spirit really early. I blame all the amazing festive advertising campaigns (which all make me cry btw).

I ADORE Christmas. It was my Mum's favourite holiday and unfortunately she passed away a few weeks before Christmas in 2004, so the season remained full of heartache for me until a few years back when I decided that I no longer wanted to wallow but I'd rather instill that festive spirit in my boys!

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Times are a changing...

Summer seems to have disappeared in a flash but I adore the autumnal days that are started to creep in. It's no secret that this is my favourite time of year and I can't wait to whip up some pumpkin spice to add to just about EVERYTHING I'm baking!

But baking has taken a bit of a back seat recently as life has been so hectic of late, so all of my baking has been firmly reserved for the bakery as my wedding cake season extended into September and October this year.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Delicious roasted vegetable soup

Do not adjust your screens. I'm about to post a savoury food recipe with VEGETABLES IN IT AND EVERYTHING.

The last few weeks in my household have mostly consisted of picnic style food, desserts and wine (well, wine on my part anyway). The recent heatwave we had in the UK might seem like a distant memory, but couple that with my week away in glorious Hunstanton and August makes has made for a very 'weighty' month...

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Great British Bake Off just got awesome!

So I've literally been bursting at the seams about this news for months, but today we can finally get excited and announce that one of our amazing Cake Eaters Anonymous attendees is going to be on the new series of the Great British Bake Off! Can anyone be more excited than us about this news? I think not...

Monday, 7 July 2014

Review: Lunch at the Three Crowns in Nottingham!

I love a traditional pub. With all the drinking establishments in Nottingham you'd think that we'd be overrun with pubs but alas, themed bars and certain chain pubs have taken over and I often find I need to venture out of the city centre if I want to find a nice pub or somewhere for a nice beer and a bite to eat which isn't too overcrowded.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie bars

I had a craving. A peanut butter one. I know it's serious when I get a PB craving, and if it's not seen to immediately then my cupboards will be raided until I'm sat on the floor with a spoon and a jar of the creamy stuff....

Monday, 23 June 2014

My recent cakes from Swirls Bakery

As most of you will be aware, aside from blogging, parenting and working part time in a sugarcraft shop I also run my own bakery from home! I've run my business for 6yrs now and with each year I get more and more amazing cake request from my fab clients, so this week I thought I'd share a few of my favourite cakes from recent months.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Salted caramel shortbread

It's wedding season. For a cake maker running a bakery this means one thing - cakes, cakes and more cakes. I'm not complaining though, far from it. In fact, life seems more structured when I'm busy as I fall back on my trusty to-do lists, but actually my blogging hiatus for the past month has helped me manage my work and get things back on track. You can see all the cakes I've been working on here!