Cakes & cupcakes

Jan
24

Bake Valentine’s Day Treats

It is often said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so put your apron on and make a few sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. You can then take these to work or to school, to share with friends… or with someone special.

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Dec
06

Chestnut Muffins

c muffinsWe love Christmas and long, lazy breakfasts, so why not combine the two with this seasonal take on a national favourite? Drink with your morning coffee, or a mug of froothy hot chocolate… For a teatime treat, top the cooled muffins with vanilla frosting and pieces of marron glacé.

 

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Sep
30

Cupcakes in a Jar

strawberries-and-cream_cropdInspired by summer days, these über-fashionable cakes are made with fresh strawberries and cream. As they are self-contained, they are great for eating alongside craft projects that require clean fingers on a girls’ night in. Now its autumn, we think they’d work very well with blackberries too.

 

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Sep
12

Blackberry & Brown Sugar Fingers

blackberry fingers cropdThese delicious fingers from Yeo Valley’s new cookbook are kind of like posh Bakewell tarts: perfect for autumn tea parties. They’re a great way to use up any leftover jam you might have lurking in the back of your cupboards.

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Mar
19

Easter Tree Decorations

easter tree full sizeHang these rabbit, egg and chick biscuits on a few branches of spring blossom for an instant edible display. Children will enjoy baking and decorating these delicious biscuits by Fiona Cairns… and not a chocolate egg in sight! They’d go down very well at any Easter party.

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Feb
28

Bitter Chocolate & Malt Tart

This chocolate and malt tart recipe from chef Simon Hulstone  produces a smooth and decadent dessert. It is an ideal way to finish a dinner party (you might perhaps leave some for the kids too). The secret is to use the best chocolate you can get, while the Horlicks gives the tart a lovely malty flavour.

 

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Sep
27

Squashed Witch Cupcakes

We think that this upside-down cupcake recipe from the creators of Everything Oz will be an amusing addition to the feast on your Halloween party table. Don’t tell any passing witches or they may cast a spell on you first! This makes 12 cupcakes.

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Sep
06

Children’s Party at Home Part 3: Hansel & Gretel Cookie Cake

In her final post in this 3-part series, Fiona Faulkner shares a great recipe and expert advice for keeping the food easy when hosting a party for the kids at home. She suggests that you save yourself time and stress and host an informal picnic on an old blanket on the carpet, or serve food in party boxes to keep mess to a minimum.

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