I had a sudden urge of boredom a few days ago, so I decided to do a bit of Easter preperation and make a few little treats. They’re just simple little things, they don’t even require baking! And I managed to resist scoffing all the chocolate mini eggs (although I did lick the chocolatey spoon). I also dressed up our naff little vase of twigs into an ‘Easter Tree’ using cute little decorations I got from DotComGiftShop a few years ago.…

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With Mothers Day coming up I thought I’d do a little bit of baking experimentation, as I quite enjoy getting creative when I’ve got a bit of spare time. I made these Mothers Day cupcakes as samples to try and promote sales over Mothers Day, but then I realised I’m on holiday that weekend anyway so I won’t be able to take any cake orders.. oops. They’re so pretty though.. maybe my favourite cupcakes ever! I liked using a range of…

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Another little baking post for you! I recently made these ‘Thank You’ cupcakes for a university student to give to her lecturers; one male and one female. She didn’t specify any particular design, she asked me to do what I think would be best. I think I possibly went a bit OTT with the girly ones.. that’s a lot of pink! But she seemed to love them! The male one’s were a bit more of a struggle, you could use generic…

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As I’m sure most of you are aware, I love baking! I’m still not very brave and adventurous and tend to stick to simple vanilla cupcakes, but I love trying out new techniques and using new things to decorate them with. I’m sure those of you that watched BBC’s The Apprentice last year will remember the feisty bubbly Luisa Zissman, a retail entrepreneur who was a runner up in the series. I absolutely loved watching her every week, and she was my favourite…

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One of the reasons I’ve been so busy and stressed lately is down to my cake business. Christmas was obviously a busy time for me and I had lots of orders to do. The mojority of these were for Christmas Eve, so I spent hours after work and a whole weekend preparing for the orders. Juggling cakes with my full time job was pretty full on and I did struggle a little, but luckily in the end everything worked out and…

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So for those of us (me, and probably most people) that absolutely love retro style food mixers like the Kitchenaid, but can’t justify spending crazy amounts of money (£379+!) I’ve found the perfect budget version. The Klarstein Bella Rossa Stand Mixer is an attractive retro style food mixer that does everything a baker needs it to, but at a quarter of the price. If you only bake small batches of cake, then this may not be the product for you, as…

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