Bake Off is BACK!!!

Bake off is back people! Now, like most of you I’m sure, I had my reservations. It’s a big change, Mel, Sue and Mar-Ber gone, surely it could only be a disaster. But I’m going to be honest with you, I didn’t hate it, in fact I kinda liked it. I think my love for Noel helped this, I mean how can you not love him. He is adorable!

Back to the baking though, I mean that’s what you’re here for.

Cake week. What a way to start it off: fruity cakes, mini rolls (peppermint?!) and illusion cakes. What a way to kick it off, nothing like easing the contestants in gently. I love to bake. I enjoy playing about with new flavours and being challenged to create new things, but I couldn’t do any of that under the pressure that those baking babes face in that tent! read more

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It’s my mess and I’ll deal with it later…

Big news! Kitchen Antics has moved its mess to a new kitchen. It’s all been a bit hectic these past couple of months and I’m just starting to find my feet but I’m back! You can call off the search parties, I’ve been in my flat unpacking boxes. Not as glamorous as I would have hoped, who knew I had so much stuff! J is not best pleased with the amount of cake stuff I have. Unfortunately I cannot repeat some of the comments he made about my cupcake boxes…

It hasn’t all been packing though these past few months. I’ve been very creative! I had the absolute honour of creating my friend’s wedding cake, complete with gold bow and snowflake cookies. I’ve created a gory brain cake for a Halloween dinner party. I made festive hampers for all my friends and family to enjoy. I’ve produced a James the Tank Engine cake for a very special first birthday. I constructed a New York themed birthday cake with a surprise centre. I fulfilled my annual duty by creating my sister’s birthday cake and I was trusted to make the cake for my Grandparent’s golden wedding anniversary. read more

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Great British Bake Off Bake Along – Week 1

Mary and Paul are back, and I’m already running late. I’d be useless in the GBBO tent, all that stress and cameras. I think I’ll stick to my messy kitchen.

I love GBBO, I am a devout fan, much to the disgust of some members of my family. Every year I watch religiously and think why have I never made any of the wonderful things those lovely bakers slave over. I think about it, but that’s as far as I get. Next thing I know, Sue and Mel are back with the innuendos and I’ve made nothing. read more

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Going Underground

I need to start this post with an apology. When it comes to updating this website I am truly rubbish! Can I make a mid year resolution (that’s a thing right?) and try my very hardest to update this more often. I really enjoy sharing all my food adventures with everyone but if someone can tell me where the time goes I’d really like to know. Can someone tell me how it is almost the end of JULY?

If you follow me on instagram (which you should, I upload some amazing food pics and the occasional selfie, sorry about that!) you would have seen my year in cake so far. I have been a busy baker. My evening and weekend hobby has really come along and I owe so much love to my friends and family for constantly challenging me. I can say that once I’ve completed the cake, those are not the words coming out of my mouth when I’m baking… read more

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Does a muffin presuppose a baker?

I have to confess, I’m pretty rubbish when it comes to updating this! It’s a mixture of reasons: time, lack of inspiration and worrying that I’ve got nothing worth while to say. The last one is probably my biggest problem, I mean why would people want to read about what I’ve been doing in the kitchen? Yet people keep asking me for cakes so I must be doing something right?

The past four months have gone pretty quickly, I’m sure everyone could say the same, but honestly where did they go? I’m going to have to start planning my Christmas cake soon. Sorry is it too early to mention the “Christmas” word, pretend I didn’t say anything… Want to look at some pretty cakes instead? Brilliant idea… read more

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Did someone say cake?

The 6 cakes I made in the year 2015

The 6 cakes I made in the year 2015

Can someone explain to me how it is 2016 already?

Just as I was getting used to writing 2015 I’m going to have to change! Although it feels like 2015 went by in the blink of an eye, when I look back I’m filled with this warm sense of achievement at what I’ve done.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to let it get to my head, that thing is big enough as it is! I am, however, going to allow my self to feel a little proud of what I’ve done this past year. This year really was the start to my baking journey and I feel that I’ve come quite far, not only with what I have been able to make but also with the way I feel about it. read more

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Minion Madness

Is it just me or are minions everywhere at the moment? Everywhere you look there are these giant yellow tic tacs staring back at you and with the new Minions movie coming out soon it seems that our little yellow friends aren’t going anywhere soon!

So what else can you do then to embrace the latest trend? Don’t get me wrong, I have watched both of the Despicable me films (I’m going to blame my brownies here), so I have a good idea of what I was creating when I took on my first creation. I needed to create something spectacular when celebrating 3 birthdays over one weekend and after spending Christmas in Orlando, I was still living in my fairy-tale. It may seem slightly odd to make a minion cake for a joint 18,22 and 46th birthday but there is a certain magic that exists within a giant edible minion. read more

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