Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Cupcakes

These are a plain hot chocolate cupcake that I knew stayed moist for a while with a chocolate ganache buttercream on top. Then I made little Christmas puddings out of sugar paste, yum yum!
I only wish that I had Christmas cases!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Strawberry Cupcakes

Sometimes all you want is a simple cupcake.

This is a vanilla cupcake,  I squeezed in the strawberry jam once they cooled down then I blobbed on some vanilla buttercream (I like to add a little milk to make it slightly softer).

Cake Pops

This was my first time making cake pops at home, due to slightly over baking my lemon cupcakes...I think they were a success! They were much easier than I expected although slightly more time consuming than normal cupcakes.
I loved that my boyfriend thought I was a genius for having come up with cake pops! 

Happy Halloween!

For the Trick-or-Treaters I packed up these Hummingbird hot-chocolate cupcakes with buttercream icing and a broken crunchy topping.
Having a child scream: "Oh My God! Best house EVER!" definitely made it worth while!

Lemon and Lime roulade

This lemon meringue roulade is a Mary Berry recipe, she has a really great book for Aga baking. Although we haven't devoured it yet (it's perfect for freezing) we trimmed off the edges to make it look better and they tasted yummy! It's a plain meringue baked with flaked almonds sprinkled on top then a lemon curd filling with lime zest.