Caramel Cupcakes – Hummingbird Bakery

The Hummingbird Bakery’s Cake Days cookbook is becoming a firm favourite on the oul’ cookbook shelf! I’ve tried a good few things from it so far – Sticky Toffee CupcakesChocolate Guinness CakeRed Velvet Cupcakes and Marbled Cupcakes. On the back of my previous successes I decided to give their Caramel Cupcakes a try… Here’s how I got on!

Caramel Cupcakes! Yum!

Caramel Cupcakes! Yum!

I brought seventeen of these into work and everyone really liked them! I have step by step photos and a link to the recipe after the cut!
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Marbled Cupcakes – Hummingbird Bakery

I have Hummingbird Bakery’s Cake Days cookbook and I’m becoming a huge fan of the book, I’ve tried a few things from it so far – Sticky Toffee CupcakesChocolate Guinness Cake and Red Velvet Cupcakes. I decided to give their Marbled Cupcakes a go next… Here’s how I got on!

Marbled Cupcakes! Yum!

Marbled Cupcakes! Yum!

These were brought into work and went down a storm so I’d highly recommend them! I have step by step photos and a link to the recipe after the cut!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes – Hummingbird Bakery

I got the Hummingbird Bakery’s Cake Days cookbook a while back, I’ve tried a few things from it so far – the Sticky Toffee Cupcakes and the Chocolate Guinness Cake. I decided to try their Red Velvet Cupcakes after I finished my exams today… Here’s how I got on!

Red Velvet Cupcakes! Yum!

Red Velvet Cupcakes! Yum!

I’m bringing them into work tomorrow so hopefully they taste as good as they look! I have step by step photos after the cut!  Continue reading

Mince Pies

I made my first batch of mince pies yesterday, the smell in the kitchen really made me feel Christmas-y! I use a Ballymaloe recipe for the pastry, it’s a rich pastry – it uses a lot more butter than normal and an egg to bind.

Remove from the tray, cool on a wire rack and dredge in icing sugar.

Remove from the tray, cool on a wire rack and dredge in icing sugar.

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Sugarpaste Santa Tutorial

After making a reindeer for my Christmas Cake I decided he might be a bit lonely up there on his own. So I made a Sugarpaste Santa as company for him!

Santa and Rudolf, reunited and ready to be placed on my cake!

Santa and Rudolf, reunited and ready to be placed on my cake!

If I get time I’ll try to make a snowman and a Christmas Tree. I love making cute little things like this, they’re almost cartoon-y! I’ve a step by step photo tutorial after the cut!
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