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