But I was inspired recently to put my apron back on as I was sent a baking kit from House of Fraser. So at the weekend I decided to get back into it and offered to make some cupcakes for my local villages Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for charity. House of Fraser kindly sent me a Shabby Chic Jolie large mixing bowl (£20) and Linea by Michelle Mason Seed Pod Apron (£14), as well as baking ingredients.
The bowl is absolutely beautiful, in a pretty duck egg shade of blue. If I had my own kitchen it would be in a country house cream colour with accents of pastel blue, and this would match perfectly! The bowl is really sturdy and heavy duty, so hopefully it should last me a very long time. How cute would it be if I could pass it onto my children or something?! Anyway I decided to make some lovely fluffy vanilla cupcakes for the coffee morning, with some soft whipped buttercream.
I used bright green cupcake cases to go with the Macmillan theme, and to decorate them I cut out letters to spell the charity’s name. The event was being held at The Swan pub, so I made a few swan cupcakes with my new mould too! How amazing in the mould?! The swans are so embossed and detailed, I hope they liked them too! And I have to say, the cakes tasted pretty amazing.
You can check out more of my cakes on my Facebook page.