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It’s All About YOU!

Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past few weeks, you can’t have failed to see Jamie Oliver touting his new book “Everyday Superfood“, along with his series of the same name. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying trying out the delicious, nutritious but surprisingly simple recipes he’s come up with, and particularly admire┬áhis philosophy […]

A Very Northern Family Christmas

I consider myself very lucky to live in a totally beautiful part of the country (and, indeed, of the world). Nothing beats the feeling of the fresh Cumbrian air, gently blowing across your face at the top of a Lake District fell (okay, so perhaps the bracing gale nearly whipping you off your feet is […]

Baker Days Letterbox Cakes – A Little Slice of Christmas

After my early foray into Christmas-land (I usually eschew all things festive until December), it seemed fitting to use my day off work today to sample the Baker Days Letterbox Cake Christmas cake that I had been invited to review. It arrived last week and was beautifully presented in a pretty little tin, making sure […]

Country Living Christmas Fair…It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

Yesterday I made a spur of the moment trip to Glasgow to have walk around the Country Living Country Fair. It’s not often that I spoil myself with a treat such as this, and I have to say, strange as it seemed to be doing something for me, without my children or husband in tow, […]

Kitten Playing Football

My youngest son requested a birthday cake with his new kitten, Bella, on. As his other favourite thing is football, I decided to combine the two and came up with this cake featuring his kitten playing football in the grass. I used a Pyrex bowl to make the football part of the cake, and my […]

World Cup

As Mr’s birthday fell on the first day of the World Cup, there was only one real choice for his cake this year. I carved this cake from sponge, then decorated it using fondant icing, which I sprayed with metallic food colouring spray to give it a bit of sheen.

Harvest Allotment Cake

Having two children, that means I need to provide two donations to the local harvest supper auction, so my second was this ┬áharvest allotment cake. With carrots, beetroot, parsnips, cauliflower, cabbages and potatoes, there is something for everyone (all made from fondant icing, of course). This could be made from any dense-ish sponge (carrot cake […]