Biscuits, Decorating, Edible Gifts

Donut Cookies

Sounds like a win-win. A cookie that looks like a donut. Our inspiration came from a kids magazine, which my daughter got ages ago. She wanted to follow the recipe in the magazine, even though I have the perfect cookie recipe.... I went along with her plan, but wished I'd used my recipe 😉 The… Continue reading Donut Cookies

chocolate, Decorating

Easy Chocolate Icing

  This is a very handy recipe to have in your collection. You just beat it altogether in a bowl, with a wooden spoon. Yay no mixer required. Less washing up! It works well on a traybake, cupcakes or cake. The recipe is from Mary Berry’s ‘Fast Cakes’ and is from another recipe, which I… Continue reading Easy Chocolate Icing

Decorating

The best chocolate fudge frosting

Frosting - the word sounds very American to me, but the recipe below is definitely not icing. This works so well on a cake. It’s a lick the spoon (ahem and bowl) kinda recipe. It would also be delicious on cupcakes, a traybake or even slightly heated and poured on ice cream. I have the… Continue reading The best chocolate fudge frosting

Decorating

Chocolate Buttercream

This is my ultimate Chocolate Buttercream. Great on cupcakes and cakes. It contains dark chocolate but it's not bitter, it's like a magical combination. Kids and adults adore this icing. Ingredients: 200g softened unsalted butter 400g icing sugar 2 tablespoons of cooled boiled water 75 g dark chocolate melted Method: Melt the dark chocolate –… Continue reading Chocolate Buttercream

Decorating

4 Buttercream Recipes

Not 1 buttercream recipe but 4! I use them all regularly. The white chocolate one works really well on carrot cake cupcakes. Option 1: Traditional Buttercream, the classic recipe that we used in school! Option 2: Lemon Buttercream Option 3: White Chocolate Buttercream Option 4: Alternative Buttercream recipe - uses less butter so handy to… Continue reading 4 Buttercream Recipes

Decorating, Valentines

Valentine’s Cupcake Decorations

Stick a butterfly or a heart on a home-made Vanilla cupcake and you have your Valentine's gift sorted. I have got brave and made a few video tutorials. This is only my second one but hopefully it's clear that these decorations are easy. I'll invest in a better tripod eventually but in the meantime, side… Continue reading Valentine’s Cupcake Decorations