Summer holiday dreaming

So here they are, the summer holidays are upon us! I can't believe it's already the end of another school year and as my eldest starts Junior school in September, I'm feeling particularly nostalgic this week.

What are everyone's plans for this holiday season? I wish I could say our time was full of anticipation for our family holiday to *insert suitable location here* but alas one of the downsides of being self employed is the lack of savings for such fun holiday jaunts in the sun.


Making cake pops - a photographic guide!

I've been swamped with work over the last few weeks so my blog posts have been few and far between but I did manage to 'pap' a few photos when I was making some vanilla bean cake pops last week. I thought you might like to see them at their humble beginnings before they become the cake pops that we all know and love...


Buttercream piped rose cupcake

Buttercream piped rose - I will NEVER tire of making these! 

(Made using a Wilton 104 nozzle and lots of creamy buttercream)


Zero baking sprinkled fudge

Sprinkles make me happy
EDIT: I wrote this blog post a few weeks ago and then saw that Maison Cupcake was running a zero baking event so am republishing with the recipe listed below.


Before and after - chocolate chip cookies

Before: ultra dark chocolate chip cookie batter straight from the fridge

After: 7" giant cookie straight from the oven.

It were reet nice. You can make it too using the recipe here.