Tagged: party food

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cupcakes

This is a super old post from February 2012. It somehow didn’t make it across the migration from the old blog to this so I’ve simply cut and pasted it onto a fresh post.  I spend far too much time on Pinterest. It has absorbed...

Our Bon Voyage Pizza and Paella Party!

Before we set off for our travels, our friends in London planned a little Bon Voyage party for us on the night before we left. Their wonderful temporary lodger Paul made a big, authentic pan of Paella {his mama’s recipe} and I whipped up some...

Cinder Toffee Cupcakes

How angelic do these buns look! I haven’t baked cupcakes for ages and I had a real hankering to make some over the last few days. We are in our final week of a four-week house sit in rural Lancashire, counting down to our winter...

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Scones

I was so pleased with my cheese and onion scones I really wanted to make a vegan scone that would match it for flavour. I considered using vegan cheese but I don’t really have enough knowledge of them so I pondered alternatives. I came up...

Strawberries and Cream Meringue Cake

    It’s strawberry season! That only means one thing, summer! Glastonbury weekend {pah, not for me this year *wallows in self-pity*}, Wimbledon is dominating the tv channels {am I the only person who finds tennis a terrific bore?} and the supermarkets are stacked to...

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake {Maypole Cake!}

A cake dressed up for my favourite day of the year, May 1st. Underneath the ribbons is a raspberry sponge, filled with raspberry jam and covered in white chocolate buttercream. The cake is decorated with a ‘Maypole’, complete with colourful ribbons, representing the traditional village...

Easy Peanut Butter Cups

A soft peanut butter base topped with thick chocolate, bite-sized bliss. These are just so easy yet so moorish and satisfying. The more elaborate peanut butter cups have the filling completely encased in chocolate. I took the quick and easy route, just two layers, they’re...

Glazed Blueberry Madeleines

I wish these photographs truly showed off these divine little morsels better. Alas, very overcast, snow filled skies and a lack of lovely quirky props means the pictures aren’t exactly glamorous. These tasty madeleines are really something special, soft almond sponges filled with home-made blueberry...

Vanilla Cupcakes and Sugarcraft Flowers

Another drizzly day was passed creatively this weekend, making sugarcraft flowers. I haven’t used my sugar crafting bits and bobs since the wedding cake I made last August. I had an idea of making flowery cakes for Mother’s Day so dug out my sugarcraft box...

Treasure-Filled Birthday Cake

Imagine the surprise on the children’s faces as you cut into this cake! Chocolate sponge, covered with white chocolate cream cheese frosting with a hidden centre of candy treasure. It’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face! This particular cake wasn’t made for a...

Scottish Shortbread {two ways}

Shortbread, the king of biscuits as far as I’m concerned. Just four simple ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, salt, its beauty is in its simplicity. Shortbread is a celebration of butter and a most Scottish of bakes, I’m pretty sure its Scotland’s biggest food export. I...

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes

A final post of 2012, and wishing you all a very happy new year! I’m ending this first year of blogging with three of my favourite things in cupcake form, the three c’s: cake, custard and chocolate. Normally a cake, Boston Cream Pie is two...

Festive White Chocolates

A festive post all the way from very festive Switzerland! I made these cute little Christmas chocolates over the weekend, they are extremely easy, just melted white chocolate and a little mix in of what ever you fancy! Simple, in fact so simple I’m almost...

Rolo Brownie Cupcakes

I might have gone a bit overboard with these cupcakes. Originally they were simply going to be a basic chocolate sponge topped chocolate buttercream, some caramel and a Rolo. They evolved to become individual Rolo Brownies, with a caramel centre, topped with chocolate caramel swirled...