So summer is almost upon us and the hot weather over the last couple of weeks has certainly got me wearing my summer dresses, sandals and ordering a new paddling pool for the garden! Of course, as soon as the new pool is delivered we seem to have had lots of rain, but hey ho! That is the British weather for you!
I would never think to pair coffee and butterscotch together, but I recently found a recipe for some sticky coffee and walnut puddings which combined these flavours, and I thought I would try them out in cupcake form. I was surprised to discover that they go very well together and the sweetness of the butterscotch complements the bitterness of coffee nicely. Which I guess makes sense, as I do enjoy a caramel latte from time to time!
With a little more than 2 weeks to go until we all find out if we have made it on to the ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ lists, it is a good time to bake some Christmas inspired cakes.
Sometimes I get asked to make cakes for friends and last year I made the Princess castle Cake for Burton’s friend Charlotte. This year her Mum asked if I would make another cake for her 5th birthday and the theme for the cake (and her brilliant party) was, of course, Frozen. Now, as I have said and shown on my blog in the past, I am not very good at using fondant icing so I knew immeditately that my cake would not be as amazing and ornate as some of the fantastic Frozen cakes that I have seen with awe the last 10 months or so.
With Halloween fast approaching, it is always fun to bake some fun cakes and add some orange frosting and some spooky inspired decorations. Cupcakes are so easy to make and fast to bake, and all you need is to add some orange buttercream and some sweets and you have some easy halloween cakes! Spook-tacular!