Posted in June 2011

Courgette Cupcakes

I said this before and I’ll say it again. I love incorporating vegetables into sweet things. I love the way they manage to bring a squidgy moistness to cakes yet imparts a nice earthy note to them. A while ago I took my butternut squash cake to my first Clandestine Cake Club, and aside from … Continue reading

Bananas about Banoffee

Yes, it was that time again, it was the second Sunday of the month which can only mean 1 thing…Ironcupcake Leeds! I missed out on May’s competition but was eager to get baking and back into the swing of things! June’s theme was The Perfect Pair and I had a few ideas…Lemon Meringue? Cheese and Pickle? … Continue reading

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

I do often say that I have more of a savoury tooth rather than a sweet but I do have one sweet weakness. Lemon curd. My absolute all time favourite preserve. On toast, in tarts, cakes – you name it, if it incorporates lemon curd then I’m there. I’ve also been known to eat it … Continue reading

The Birds and the Bees!

I was recently asked to make some cupcakes for a baby shower. The theme was to be The birds and the bees and I was asked to create something to suit! The brief was simple – to make some vanilla cupcakes and some decorations to compliment the theme. Now on the surface this all seems straightforward, … Continue reading

Roquefort, Pear and Walnut Cake – CCC May

This past weekend I again attended the Leeds Clandestine Cake Club. This time it was a Saturday afternoon and the meeting place was the Healthy Living Network in Armley. Because of the location, we were given the theme of Flirtatiously Fruity and Succulent Savoury and I immediately knew that I wanted to create a savoury cake … Continue reading