Berry Baked Doughnuts with Ski Sensations


Baking with yogurt and dairy products is one of my favourite ways to whip up an easy sponge so when the folks behind new dairy dessert Ski Sensations set up an exclusive blogger challenge I knew exactly what to make.

Ski in my mind is synonymous with skiing – the brand has been around [Read on...]

Justin and the Knights of Valour cupcakes


Justin and the Knights of Valour cupcakes - 01-imp.jpg It’s been a while since I did any sugarcrafting so when the film company behind kids’ animated film Justin and the Knights of Valour asked me to celebrate the film coming out on DVD this week, the gauntlet was well and truly thrown down. Justin and the Knights of Valour cupcakes landscape - 02.jpg I don’t know how this movie crept under my radar first time round, it’s stuffed with top actors and fun characters. I decided to base a set of cupcakes on the characters on the DVD artwork. Justin and the Knights of Valour cupcakes I worked on each of the designs in stages, topping the cake bases with complimenting shades of sugar paste, mixing up that tricky flesh colour and stamping out faces each with slightly different shapes. Justin and the Knights of Valour cupcakes - 12-imp.jpg Our hero, Justin, voiced by Freddie Highmore (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and more to the point, one of my all time favourite films, Ridley Scott’s A Good Year ).

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Hot Stuff Bitesize Brownies with Oaxacan Smoked Chilli Honey (gluten free)


These mini bitesize brownies with gold leaf are hot stuff suitable for Valentine’s dessert or luxurious canape. They get their kick from Gran Luchito honey. [Read on...]

Festive Mini Coffee Cupcakes with Aero


These mini coffee cupcakes could be served any time of year but dress them up in gold wrappers with glittery sprinkles and you’ve got yourself a bitesize dessert for passing around at parties. [Read on...]

Gluten free pear cake with pine nuts and salt caramel for Fruitdrop #ad


Pears are my ultimate autumn fruit. My dad used to have a pear tree at the top of his garden and every autumn we’d get bags and bags of them.

The only problem was that they were often rock hard. Which is great for storing but less satisfactory for immediate eating.

What I didn’t [Read on...]

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