Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Cake Time!

These are my two favourite Christmas cake recipes both from the wonderful Delia Smith. Her Classic Christmas Cake recipe has a special place in my heart because it was the recipe I turned to when I baked my very first Christmas cake, a momentous occasion for any novice baker and it had to be just right! But I need not have worried because Delia is a safe pair of hands :)

My second favourite Christmas cake recipe is....yeah you guessed it, Delia again :) I now make both cakes each year and this Creole Christmas Cake is just as rich but it requires no food mixer, it just needs a big mixing bowl and and wooden spoon!  

Whichever you choose you won't be sorry, enjoy!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Easy Hallowe'en Cake

Halloween Cake, easy and tasty. Thank you The Cake Blog for your wonderful cake!

My daughter decided that this Monster Eye Cake from The Cake Blog would be the perfect cake for a recent school project. It was in keeping with the time of year and a cake that she could make with a little help from me! :)

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Fun, Easy and Free Hallowe'en Knitting!

Fun and Easy Knitting Hallowe'en Patterns thanks to Jean Greehowe.

These wonderfully easy ghosts came from one of my favourite knitting designers, Jean Greenhowe. When I looked at her website, I just thought aren't they just adorable! 

Teeny, tiny ghosts that are the perfect Hallowe'en gift, an added bonus is that they are extremely quick (even for a slow knitter like myself) to knit.