Coconut cake recipe and photos

Coconut cake with chocolate buttercream
I'm a little under the weather at the moment but I wanted to share a recipe and some photos with you from a cake I made last week. The photos are working their magic is making me feel better as the cake itself was sooo good and definitely worth remembering!


Afternoon tea at Stapleford Park

Stapleford Park
This might be hard to believe but I have never been to a 'true' afternoon tea *shock horror*. Last week, this wrong was righted by taking tea at Stapleford Park after a particularly spiffing day out.

The grounds at Stapleford are lovely and the hall itself greeted us with a warm roaring fire which was amazing! The hall is kept rotted in olden day charm and I really felt at least 3 grades posher than I did upon entry.


Airbrushing with DinkyDoodle

DinkyDoodle Airbrush box featuring Dawn's cakes
I'm like a kid at Christmas - today is the day I get to break open my new airbrush and learn how to make cakey magic with it! Ok so that *might* be an over exaggeration but I'm still darn excited to be adding another cake skill to my portfolio.

A few months back the lovely Dawn at Dinkydoodle Designs very generously gifted me a brand new airbrush hot off the press. Any Nottingham based baker will tell you how generous is with her time and skills and I was so chuffed to be the new owner of one of her branded products.


My boys

“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” 
― A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)