I love baking, although lately it’s kind of taken a back seat with me as I’ve been too busy to take any cake orders or bake for myself. I hate turning down customers, but working a full time job makes it hard sometimes to make cakes as well as there just aren’t enough hours in the day. But I was inspired recently to put my apron back on as I was sent a baking kit from House of Fraser. So at…

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I recently received this Step by Step Cake Decorating book from DK. I normally only come across recipe books as opposed books with decorative techniques used in making cakes, so I was interested to give this a read. Cake decorating has become hugely popular in the UK recently, which I would assume is in part due to TV shows like the Great British Bake Off. I was really surprised when I received it with how big it is! It’s a massive…

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So last week my oven at home packed up and wasn’t working for a whole week.. boo hoo! So to keep my baking cravings at bay, I tried out my new Cake Pop Maker that I was sent by FindMeAGift to review. I have to be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for this. I always thought of these types of things as being a little bit gimmicky and not really that useful. But I gave it a go and I…

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Here’s a more personal post compared to my usual shopping hauls and bargain hunting blog posts. At the beginning of June it was my little nephew Joseph’s Christening. It was held at our local village church, which is so beautiful and old, and luckily the sun shone down all day. After the church service, we went to the venue we had hired for a buffet lunch and drinks. Yummy cheese, olives, and pizza! Baby Joseph is now 9 months old and…

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Last weekend was the big cake sale that I’d booked a few months ago. It was held at my local village summer fete and I wanted to buy a stall so I could integrate a bit more with my local community. It was the first big event I’ve done, so in preparation I took a day off work to do the baking. I totally overbaked and had loads left over because I literally made hundreds! But it’s fine because I sold…

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I’ve had a really busy past few weeks, and I am still going to be super busy over the next few weeks too. This lack of time has mainly been taken by baking cakes for various reasons! I’ve had a few nice big customer orders, family occasions, and my first bake sale at my local carboot. It was really nice weather and it was a successful day but I’m not sure I will do it again, just because it was a…

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