Fairy Cakes and Coloured Sugar

When was the last time you had a fairy cake? They seem to be the product of school fetes and children’s cooking. Butterfly cakes… now I loved them! I do however remember liking the buttercream more than the cake, and making my own portion of buttercream to eat on it’s own. That makes me feel […]

Sunday Makes

The weekend was a scorcher. Saturday and Sunday saw me having a mid-afternoon nap, very nice it was too. On Sunday we managed to escape to Stockwood Park for a little picnic of bread and boursin, pizza and mango. It was a welcome trip out of the house, and away from the computer and work […]

Week Two of The Happy Kitchen

Last night I cried, a lot. My eyes were so sore I could barely open them. “Why did you cry?”, I hear you ask, “when you’re meant to be The Happy Kitchen?” I’ll tell you why. I had to chop 8 onions. That’s why. My face was assaulted by onions, and it wasn’t pretty. By […]

Day 2: 30 Days of Baking

Today the sun is shining – what a difference that makes! Almost tropical enough for my coconut and lime cupcakes. Does anyone else dislike the word cupcake? They were always fairy cakes when I was younger. Same cake, different name. Anyway, I digress. A coconut sponge with a lime flavoured icing, dipped in coconut was […]