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
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!
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