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 […]

Day 21: 30 Days of Baking

Some calculations this morning led me to discover I have so far used 58 eggs, and just over 4kg of sugar. 9 days to go to add to this total! London Marathon day today. I brought an orange and almond torte to the marathon supporters tea and cake day at my uncle’s house. The recipe […]