Hello Cakers Bakers & Beauties!
With all of this hair and travel talk you would be forgiven for thinking that I’m not baking anymore, I am ALWAYS baking…lol
I just don’t always remember to take photos or blog about everything I cook, life has been so hectic lately…Arghhhh!
This weekend I remembered to take a few pics before everything got eaten and it was too late…
Friday night I made a pizza from scratch, we used to get a takeaway every Friday but it’s a waste of money and most of the time it doesn’t even taste that nice. We live 3 minutes away from an amazing Italian deli so I was able to pick up authentic ingredients on my way home from work.
My Mum also asked me to make her a Banoffee Pie, these requests come about every couple of months and it’s a bother dragging my pie tin around London, so I bought a stack of disposable pie tins from Lakeland, I’ll leave the stack at my Parents’ house so I can just rock up and bake on demand. I made the base with crushed biscuits, butter oats and sunflower seeds, it had a fantastic texture…Yummy!
I forget to take a pic when it was whole, sorry!
Last week my dear friend CeCe had her 4th baby, I wasn’t able to attend the baby shower as it was the day before my birthday and I was in Vegas so I promised myself I would go and see her while the little bubba was still tiny. I decided to make my own “congratulations it’s a girl” gift, I saw some gorgeous baby socks with a touch of sparkle, one foot has “little” on the sole and the other one has “princess” on the sole, so adorable. I made a balloon bouquet from assorted pink balloons in my decorations box, pink hydrangeas from my garden and the first lily that bloomed in my garden this summer.
I actually made 12 cupcakes because I wanted to try different toppings and piping effects.
Then I picked the best 6 to bring to CeCe and her family of 6 (including CeCe and partner.)
For some reason I decided to be “clever” and I cycled from London Bridge to Croydon on my “new” bicycle to deliver this gift package. I got into a spot of trouble along my way and every single cupcake got flipped upside-down! Luckily nothing else got damaged including me, the balloons and my beloved bike!
CeCe loved her gifts and the cupcakes were still delicious!
Thanks for reading.