I’ve just realised I’ve not done a blog post on the cakes that I make for a few months. In case you didn’t already know, I have a little cake business Victoria’s Vintage Cakes, which I try to run in my spare time. It can be a bit difficult as I work full time, but I often take orders for weekends or I can do small orders during the week sometimes.  I’m not a sugarcraft pro so I don’t charge huge amounts and I don’t make much money from it, but it’s something I enjoy doing in my spare time.…

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Depending on how into cakes and cake decorating you are, you may have seen some beautiful wedding cakes or cupcakes with delicate lace detail on. If you’ve ever wondered how this edible lace is made, I can now tell you! I recently got try try out a Claire Bowman lace starter kit that I was sent from the nice people at Cake Craft. I picked the butterfly kit as I thought that these would look lovely on little cupcake swirls. The kit includes everything you need to make the lace; a lace spreader, a tub of lace, and a silicone…

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Now I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking here, but a couple of weekends ago we had a little family tea party. Not for any particular special occasion, just because I felt like doing something special and getting all my nice china out. I have a beautiful Cath Kidston provence rose design tea set that I won many years ago. It was my second ever comp win! But I’ve never got round to using it before, and it seemed silly having something so pretty and it being unused. So I got out my Cath Kidston tea…

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I love doing a little bit hobby baking during my spare time. And with the Great British Bake Off recently starting again on TV, last weekend I was inspired to get my baking bits out and make some more cupcakes! I recently received some lovely new baking goodies from the new range from George at Asda to try out. They have some gorgeous new bits and pieces of homeware, in lots of pretty colours and patterns to jazz up your home interiors. The cupcake recipe I use is really simple.. it’s 250g of self raising flour, caster sugar and butter,…

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I love a bit of baking and I also love a blogger challenge! I was recently contacted by Waitrose to take part in their Waitrose Great British Garden Party campaign, which is where they come up with loads of great foodie ideas for summer. I can’t believe we’re halfway through August already.. summer has come and gone so quickly! But determined to make the most of the remaining weeks, I took part in the challenge. The task was to create an authentic cake recipe which captures quintessential British flavours. There are loads of cake recipes on the Waitrose website to…

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