Lemon and blueberry – not the most seasonal of flavours, but one to cure the post-summer blues now that it’s getting slightly darker and slightly colder. Last night, I had some time and thought I’d experiment with a new flavour. I’m a big fan of lemon flavoured cakes and blueberries are one of the very few fruits I eat (I know, I know, I should eat healthier..) so why not mix the two together? The burst of colour from the blueberries in the cupcake makes it a little more interesting as well. Recipe as follows…
Peggy Porschen’s cake parlour is possibly, by far, London’s prettiest cupcake cafe located on a corner in lovely Belgravia. If I ever opened up a cafe, it’d be exactly what Peggy’s parlour looks like – the pinks, browns, elegant decorations… beautiful! Right, now onto more pressing matters, so the shop looks nice, but what are the cakes like?
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I picked up a bottle of Pistachio flavouring at the Cake International show last year in Birmingham but completely forgot about it until I found it when packing for the move to London. It’s a recipe based on a standard cupcake recipe, just substituting in the pistachio flavouring for vanilla. I wasn’t quite sure how much to use as I didn’t know how strong the flavouring would be.. turns out not enough! Continue reading “Pistachio Cupcakes”
Since I started working and more recently, living in London, there’s a lot more chances to try new bakeries and dessert-type places. So, I thought I’d introduce something a little different to the blog – reviews! I’m not a food critic, as much as I’d enjoy all that food, so these are just my opinions and nothing to be taken too seriously. Continue reading “Review: Primrose Bakery”
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day makes for a great theme for cupcakes; we had a bake sale at work for UNICEF, so I decided to fully embrace the love theme. Perhaps a little too much.. I decided on red velvet cupcakes; what other cupcake could be more appropriate for V-Day cheesiness? Continue reading “Roses are red..”
Some exciting news! I spent 2 days baking, decorating and creating 250 cupcakes and a 4 tier topsy turvy cake for my very first wedding order. I can’t say I did it all myself as luckily, I had some little helpers to speed up the process and save me from fondant overload! Continue reading “A Wedding”