Lily Of The Valley Cake

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I’ve never made my Mum a birthday cake. I think that sounds pretty bad considering making cakes is what I do. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, it’s just it’s normally my Grandmother’s task. This year I persuaded her to join forces with me to make my Mum’s cake as I had something particular in mind. I’m really not good at keeping secrets or dealing with surprises. It’s stressful. Especially from my Mum as we spend so much time together. The whole thing involved

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50th Birthday Macaron Cake

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It seems my blog is having a bit of a macaron moment. Not sorry. I made a similar macaron cake to this one last year for my cousin but in rainbow colours. I seriously love the idea of combining the two things to make an epic looking cake. I had promised my pilates teacher and friend Donna that I would make her a macaron cake for her 50th birthday and seeing as she forgot this, it was an even better surprise when

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Chocolate Orange Macarons

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Well this is very exciting! I’m so happy to finally show you the new and improved Afternoon Crumbs site. Yaaaay! My ridiculously talented friend Steve designed it for me and I’m more than a little bit in love with it. I hope you all are to. It has lots of new exciting features such as ‘Pin’ buttons, social links and my face. Oh yes. I’m really pleased to have this great new setting to share with you some exciting posts and I can’t wait to start this next part of my cake-filled journey. I couldn’t help but make a little something to celebrate

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Party Ring and Jaffa Cake Cupcakes

I’ve been dreaming of putting mini party rings on cupcakes for a while now. The time finally came just over a week ago, before I went on holiday, when the weather was just starting to turn. It had been rainy and grey and with the temperature dropping I decided it qualified as biscuit weather. You know what I mean. Obviously not wanting to settle for just a biscuit or a cupcake with tea I 

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