Sometimes I just need cake. Quickly. After a difficult day last week, when the Minis were (finally!) tucked up in bed, I checked the cupboards and the cupboards were bare! It’s times like this when I turn to mug cakes. They are quick, easy, I nearly always have the basic ingredients in and you make… Continue reading Speedy Rocky Road Mug Cake
I love a reason to celebrate, whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, hen party, getting together with friends is heart warming and good for my soul. What else is good for my soul? Tea. I have enjoyed tea for as long as I can remember. Putting together my favourite things, friends, tea and… Continue reading Afternoon Tea – Celebrate in Style!
Baking isn’t just a great cake escape for grown ups, it’s also a great way for children to get creative and set their imaginations free. My oldest mini Cake Escaper had a cake sale at school and when I asked her what type of cakes she wanted to donate, she naturally replied “rainbow butterflies,… Continue reading Rainbow Butterfly Cupcakes
Rhubarb and custard is one of my favourite classic flavour combinations and this cake takes me right back filling up a little bag with those pink and yellow boiled sweets! Roasting the rhubarb: 400g rhubarb – washed dried and cut into 2in chunks 50g caster sugar I put the rhubarb in a large roasting… Continue reading Rhubarb and Custard Cake
Last weekend, the Cake Escapes family spent the weekend in London. As we rose back to street level from the underground we were surprised by this oh-so-cute illuminated cart. It showcased such a pretty array of cakes – we couldn’t walk by without pausing to look…which quickly turned into buying! Who could resist this colourful sight? Spot… Continue reading Lola’s Cupcakes – London
Did you hear the one about the biscuit factory flood in Carlisle resulting in a national biscuit shortage? After starting to miss our favourite chocolate biscuits we had a go at making our own using this Good Housekeeping recipe : For the biscuits: 250 g (9oz) plain flour 125 g (4oz) unsalted butter 125g (4oz)… Continue reading Bourbon Biscuits: beating the shortage!
Cockington is a hidden gem in the Torbay area. It is situated just outside of Torquay as you head towards Paignton. Signposted off the main seafront road, Cockington Lane transports you back in time. As you enter Cockington, you notice the thatched cottages, stone walls, glorious country gardens and narrow roads occupied by walkers, cyclists and horses.… Continue reading Rose Cottage Tea Rooms, Cockington, Devon
I have experimented with several giant cupcake recipes, and have had my fair share of disasters with cakes that take an age to cook in the middle, over flowing moulds and cakes falling to bits as you try so carefully to turn them out. To spare you similar tears and tantrums, I thought I would… Continue reading Fool-proof Giant Cupcake recipe