Are you ready for a Parr-ty?!

I hope you guys enjoy these puns, I wouldn’t like to admit how long they take me to come up with them. I cannot believe that we are coming to the end of April, this year is speeding by and we have been in our new home for 2 months now. In those two months I’ve taken 8 cake orders for family and friends and still managed to paint the living room and the kitchen, not bad round my 9-5.

This golf themed cake was a request that was absolutely loved by the birthday boy! This cake had some ups and downs, like most, but I particularly enjoyed spending my bank holiday creating this cake. Now spending your bank holiday inside baking, covering and modelling might sound like a chore to some, but to have an entire day to focus on something that I love, I couldn’t ask for more. Plus there was a Muppet movie marathon on the TV, perfect combination. read more

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Churros with a chocolate and Toffee sauce – GBBO week 4

The stages of Churros.

After the dreaded dough experiences of last week I have to be honest when I say I was pretty excited when I found out they had added batter week into the mix!

What’s not to love about Yorkshire puddings, pancakes and Churros? I mean, can you get a better line up than that?! My love of batter did make it difficult to decide on what to make. Yorkshire puddings and a Sunday staple in my household, they’re big, beautiful and beastly. Pancakes in pretty patterns, how could I resist? Yet, in the end Churros won, I mean it had to! read more

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Pesto Plait – GBBO Week 3 bread

How I recovered from some disastrous dough!

Bread week. I’m going to be honest and this may shock you, with me being a baking fanatic and all, but I don’t actually eat bread. It’s not that I don’t like bread, it’s more that it doesn’t like me.

So you can guess my reluctance when it came to bread week. I favoured the savoury option this week and threw myself head first into a 3 flour, 3 filling plaited show stopper.

Apart from the technical challenge all the bakers in the tent have had time to practice their bakes. You can’t expect them to be able to go into that tent with all those cameras and create a master piece first time. It’s not going to happen. This is something I neglected to think about when it came to my baking. I attempted to make a spelt and pesto, rye and sundried tomato and a wholemeal olive monster plait, with no practice and a few bits of recipes here and there. As you can imagine this did not go to plan. read more

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