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Thursday, 8 October 2015

#GBBO School Style Challenge..

My daughter just decided to tell me last night they had a 'Great British Bake Off ' theme going on at school and she had to bring some cakes into school today!!

Ha, thanks for the long notice!! 

The topic they are covering at the minutes is hearts so we made some fun buns in my Dainty Delight cake maker I got to review a  few years ago.

Makes 24 in a Dainty Delight maker or around 18 cupcakes

Ingredients for cakes:

  • 200g Maragarine
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g Self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • A few drops of vanilla extracts
  • 2 Tablespoons skimmed milk


  • 150g Icing sugar
  • few tbsp of water
  • 24 love heart sweets

Method Dainty Delight maker:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, vanilla and milk and mix again until combined.
  4. Pre-heat the Dainty Delight maker and add enough mixture to almost fill the moulds.
  5. Spreading it slightly to fill the moulds.
  6. Bake for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the until and allow to cool.
  8. Repeat until all the mixture has been use ( 2 more times on this recipe )
  9. Leave all cakes to cool.
  10. Mix icing sugar and water and drizzy on top of cakes.
  11. Place a Love Heart sweet on top of some icing so it will stay in place once set.

Method for cupcakes in oven:

  1. Make up the cake mixture as above.
  2. Pop around 18 paper cases into paper a muffin tray.
  3. Place into pre heated oven  at 175°C/155°C fan/gas mark 4 for around 15 minutes. until golden colour. 
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Mix icing sugar and water and drizzy on top of cakes.
  6. Place a Love Heart sweet on top of some icing so it will stay in place once set.

So we make just enough for her class and not 1 left over for poor old mum!!

I am so temped to make another batch up, haha..


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Banana Cup Cakes from Flora...

This week we have been super busy crafting, cooking and having fun over the school holidays. Thanks to Flora for sending us a love parcel full of goodies. My son has been enjoying making a cake or 2. First up we made some Banana cup cakes from an Flora activity guides we received.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Jelly Bean Easter Nest Cupcakes : Guest Post...

Pretty vanilla cupcakes each topped with butter cream and a chocolate nest of Jelly Belly "eggs". You can use any Jelly Belly beans for decoration but the Ice Cream Parlour mix is especially pretty with egg like speckles!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Lyle’s Golden Syrup Cupcakes...

What time is it? Time for some yummy Golden syrup cupcakes.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Easter Chocolate Cup Cake...

Servings: 18 – 20
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Britain loves Beetroot : Beetroot And Raspberries Chocolate Muffins ...

A couple of months ago I was contacted by the lovely people at Baxters, informing me that they are launching a Britain loves Beetroot campaign. They were looking for bloggers to take part in a making their own beetroot recipe as part of a fun challenge.  We love beetroot in our house, (only yesterday my son had it with his fish and chips) so I was looking forward to taking part.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Cathedral City Mature Butternut Squash and Chilli Cupcake...

Celebrity MasterChef winner Liz McClarnon has a savoury tooth, always declines dessert and chooses cheese over chocolate any day.


Friday, 3 August 2012

Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes By Debbie Nicholas

Guest post today on the blog sharing some yummy Peanut Butter and Jam Cupcakes By Debbie Nicholas.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Friday, 6 April 2012

Vanilla Easter Cup Cakes...

 Serves: 12

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Creative Thursday....

This is the last ever Creative Thursday posted today and we will re-posted next Thursday lasting for 10 day though out the Christmas Holidays.

We love this hop so much we have decide to change it to Creative Mondays.Starting from Monday 2nd January 2012 each Monday the hop will be started and the linky will be open until Sunday night so you have all week to pop back and link up with us.

Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts this is a hop to share fun thing's you have been doing and you can link as many posts as you like as long as it something creative.All welcome wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and we hope you will join us in the New Year....

This week I've been making Christmas Cupcakes....

  • 115g Butter at room Temperature
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 115g Self raising flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Few drops green food colouring
  • Few drops orange extracts

For icing
  • 200g Soft cheese spread
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • Half a teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 Tablespoon of milk
  • Few drops of green food colouring
  • Christmas sprinkles

  •  Pre-heat oven to 180c.
  • Place 12 muffin cases in a muffin backing tray.
  • Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add  a little flour then one egg at a time will a little flour added to each then mix the remaining flour in.
  • Add the milk food colouring and orange extracts.
  • Place the mixture into the muffin cases and cook for around 20  minutes until well risen.
  • Leave to cool completely.
  • Beat the cheese spread and the icing sugar together until all mixed in.
  • Add the milk, food colouring and orange extract and mix well.
  • Place in a icing bag and swirl around the buns.
  • Add sprinkles and place in refrigerator to set....

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Creative Thursday

Welcome to Creative Thursday a hop where you can add all of your creative posts.Hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughts share some fun thing's you have been doing.

This week Judy came up with a great idea that we could share pictures of decorations, recipes, and anything to do with Thanksgiving.
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