A Very Northern Christmas Party

Tweet Following on from my Booths Christmas preview event post, I promised to give you some of the finer details in separate posts. I thought I’d start by giving you some pointers for hosting the perfect Christmas party. The range of party food on offer from Booths, supplied by both Gazebo Foods and Frank Dale, […]

World Cup

Tweet 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

Tweet Having two children, that means I need to provide two donations to the local harvest supper auction, so my second was this  harvest 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 […]

Harvest Scarecrow Cake

Tweet This harvest scarecrow cake was made as an offering for the local church’s harvest festival supper. My sons’ school hold a supper, in conjunction with the church, followed by an auction, and the funds raised go towards supporting a child in Uganda. It was a simple, but deliciously moist,  vanilla madeira cake recipe, with strawberry […]

Plum, Blackberry and Hazelnut Loaf Cake

Tweet The second in my series of things to do with a plum glut is this fabulous Plum, Blackberry and Hazelnut Loaf Cake, which I have adapted from The Hairy Bikers’ Plum, Raspberry and Pistachio cake. To say it’s delicious is an understatement. “The Best Cake I’ve ever tasted!” – my dad (who doesn’t even like […]

Iced Rice Pudding Brulee with Smashed Blackberries

Tweet Last weekend I decided to make a little effort in the usual Friday night tea, and go for a little three course for me and Mr. I’ve seen some interesting dishes lately, usually via Great British Chefs and whilst I tend not to follow them, they do prove useful for inspiration. With this in mind, […]