De Agostini’s Butterfly Cupcakes

I have recently subscribed to De Agostini's 'My Cake Decorating' magazine and thought I'd try out one of the cupcake recipes. To my delight they turned out to be very pretty cupcakes and the butterfly decorations were like nothing I'd made before. I used the 'White chocolate cupcake' recipe inside the first issue and then …

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Ellie’s Easter Cupcakes

There's nothing better on a rainy day than baking up a treat in the kitchen. It's even better when it's Good Friday and you can go crazy with all the Easter decorations! These cupcakes are really fun to make and the basic recipe for the sponge is really easy. It's up to you however how …

Breakfast at Brookes

After an embarrassingly long time having not written anything I've decided to try and get back into blogging with a short review of a little coffee house/restaurant in the town centre. Brookes Restaurant & Coffee House was the choice for a Saturday morning breakfast. Influenced by my brother's recommendation we ventured there for some fuel for …

Champagne and Strawberries Cupcakes

Sunday was my Nan's 80th birthday and it required something a little more special in the kitchen. What better to bake for an afternoon tea party than champagne and strawberries cupcakes? This recipe features shot tops which are little pipettes that diffuses liquid into a cupcake after baking. I bought mine from Lakeland after the Good Food …

Nottingham’s National Justice Museum

  If you're looking for a day out with a bit of a dark twist then you'll definitely enjoy the National Justice Museum in Nottingham. Located in the Lace Market inside a county gaol the museum features exhibitions about crime and capitol punishment, prison cells, dungeons, courtyards and a magnificent court room. Despite the dark setting, we …

BBC Good Food show and Gardener’s World

My siblings and I ventured out to the Good Food Show last weekend in Birmingham. The show's location in the NEC means that it is easily accessible from Birmingham International station. BBC Gardener's World was also part of the show and was included in our tickets. It was easy to spend a full day here …

Caramel apple (and strawberry) crumble

This delicious crumble is a twist on your classic recipe. I will admit I did use the BBC Food recipe but then added miniature strawberries straight from the garden and experimented with a caramel sauce which definitely made the dessert! You will need: 300g plain flour 175g brown sugar 200g unsalted butter 4 large apples 50g brown …

Kaspas Gelato and Dessert House

When my parents visited Cardiff for a few days I was eager to take them to Kaspas on City Road. It's a pink, glitzy and very American themed dessert house with too many sweet treats to choose from! Kaspas has an extensive menu that features waffles, crepes, sundaes, cookie dough, cheesecake and other delicious desserts. We chose …