I still have a fondness of this Christmas so I’m glad I made time(ish) to make them this year. It’s interesting having just posted the 2013 version to spot the differences. I’d say as the bake looks fuller in the cupcake case the elements look a little more in proportion. Having said that, there wasn’t…… Continue reading Reindeer Cupcakes (2016)
The festive season called for festive cupcakes. I bought the gingerbread figure decorations at the Cake and Bake Show in November so they had to be part of my work Christmas buffet. I used a simple Gingerbread recipe with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and of course ginger. The decorations called for piped icing. Piping remains…… Continue reading Gingerbread Cupcakes
There’s no discrimination when it comes to baking. I was given this cake kit as a Christmas present (I get A LOT of sheep gifts). It was staring at me in my ingredients cupboard for a couple of months. Judging from the date I must have made these cupcakes as I hadn’t baked in a…… Continue reading Shaun of the Sheep Cupcakes
This is my 1st Christmas Eve working at my current company and I wanted to reward the staff who were in the daily meeting I minute for still being in work. Overall they turned out alright. I could improve the ratio of shortbread, caramel and chocolate. Looking at the cross-section I think I may have…… Continue reading Millionaire Shortbread (Dec 2015)
I have barely made a dent in the Cadburys recipe book that I’ve had for years. But when you’re not a fan of fruit-and-spice-Christmas cakes it’s natural for me to go for chocolate.
This was the second time I’d made this Christmas desert.Both times have been non-alcoholic simply because I didn’t want to buy crème de menthe or crème de cacao just for 1 recipe. My old housemates like this. Here’s a Grasshopper Pie recipe
In the early days of my baking, I saw this idea and thought it’d be very cute to make. The varied use of Smartie colours made them look like Muppet reindeer