Day 30: 30 Days of Baking

It’s arrived. 30 Days of Baking is over! That exclamation mark does not mean I’m glad it’s finished, by the way. There isn’t a sigh of relief leaving my throat (although I think I’ll enjoy relaxing as soon as I get home from work today) because I’ve really enjoyed this challenge. Yes, I’ve had evenings […]

Day 29: 30 Days of Baking

It’s the day before the end. I’m going to miss my new found ritual of reaching for my mixing bowl to magically make a cake out of a few ingredients. Lots of people have asked me if I’m sick of making cakes. The answer is no! At least one person seemed disappointed with that answer. […]

Day 28: 30 Days of Baking

Stretchhh… I’ve just woken from a Sunday afternoon kip on the sofa. A little guilty pleasure, minus the guilt. Why should I feel guilty for listening to my body when it’s letting me know it needs rest? Hee hee. Only thing is, I have a mountain of washing up and some baking still to do, […]

Day 26: 30 Days of Baking

I made some honeycomb cream cupcakes for Day 26. The recipe included honey and oats in the cake, and golden icing sugar for the icing. In the bag, it looks just like regular icing sugar, but it turns a caramel colour when mixed with butter. I need more practice with piping buttercream. It always ends […]

Day 25: 30 Days of Baking

Last night, I had a gin and tonic. James splashed out on a bottle of Tanqueray when he went shopping. You know how smells can bring you memories and transport you back to places you’ve been? One little whiff of a G&T and I’m 5000 miles away in India. On the beach or in the […]

Day 24: 30 Days of Baking

Yesterday was beautiful. No coat in the playground, that was only the second time this year. It was also St. George’s Day. I hardly knew it was, really. The kids had themed assemblies at least. We walked to the gym last night, as it was so nice. Pumped some iron, posed in the mirrors, sized […]