New York Cheesecake

I think one of the things I’m enjoying most about having this list is that I created it entirely based on what I wanted to bake, as opposed to what I was capable of baking. And this is one of the occasions when I’ve baked something that I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen to make unless someone…

On Learning Stuff

Last week I went to a sugarpaste decorating class. I’ve never used sugarpaste before and it seemed like it was about time I did, if not just for fun, then to increase my general cake decorating skills – which, I have to say, are slowly but surely improving (as in, I can ice a batch…

Birthday Week

So I’ve had a super busy week, with my birthday and my friend Rachel’s birthday the day after, various birthday celebrations, trying not to faint during an actual heatwave in England, and of course, making cake. This year I received a coffee and walnut cake from my family (yay!) which was really tasty, and some…

Autumn Baking

I love autumn. Autumn autumn autumn, you are my favourite season by far. Cycling in to work on crisp, bright October mornings makes me happy. Leaves changing colour, winter setting in. But the best part is the fruit. Autumnal fruits – blackberries, apples, plums, pears (as well as many more) are fruits which I associate…

Poppy Seed Cake

So, moving house happened, and now it’s time to get down to some baking. I’ve finally begun the process of registering my business, which involves frightening things like tax returns and hygiene procedures. Still working without an internet connection in my house until next Thursday, so I won’t be getting that far with it before…

Foodie Pen Pals #3 and moving house

After swearing to write more frequently, I then managed to find somewhere new to live, and have spent the last 3 weeks packing my stuff up and moving house and settling in, during which time I have baked quite a lot, but with no internet connection at my new house for another couple of weeks,…

Emergency Chocolate Cake

It’s 8am and my house is filled with the smell of delicious melted dark chocolate. Finishing off a cake that was requested by Catherine yesterday for today. She didn’t ask for anything specific, and I didn’t have anything in mind either. That was when I remembered that a couple of weeks ago I made a flourless chocolate…

Foodie Penpals #2 & Guinness Cake

I always seem to be running late with these posts. It seems inevitable that on the last day of the month when I’m supposed to write these, I am busy doing something else. This time it was preparing for my trip to Stockholm (tomorrow!) So my second Foodie Penpals parcel was from Cara. I got…

Farewells

My most excellent friend Laura is leaving for Paris in a couple of weeks to do a masters at Sciences Po. Today she left Cambridge to go back home to Gloucester for a while before she leaves for good. Her leaving party was originally meant to include cake, which I unfortunately failed to make, and…

Foodie PenPals #1

So, slightly belated, as I was supposed to write about this two days ago (I’ve been celebrating the fact that I just found out I got a 2:1 for my degree!). I signed up for Foodie PenPals at the beginning of July, and so received my first parcel a few days ago! It came from the…