Christmas Cupcakes 2014

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I’m very aware how long it’s been since my last post! Hopefully you’ve been catching a few of my little updates on Instagram but honestly I’ve been pretty slack with the posting this December. This is mostly due to the mega load of festive biscuits and cupcakes I’ve been making. Oh and a bit of manic shopping. Once I’d finished all my baking orders, I made these. To me it feels like Christmas when there is giving involved so I made a load of these cupcakes to give out as surprise Christmas treats to thank those who have been so sweet to me this year. The candy cane ones (I finally found mini candy canes here!!) were vanilla filled with raspberry jam. The Christmas tree ones were chocolate with Nutella. The snowflakes were Oreo and the star-topped ones were lemon. I really liked how all the different ones looked together in the box. I hope they brought lots of Christmasy joy to everyone this week!DSC_0470 DSC_0477DSC_0481DSC_0495DSC_0455     DSC_0506

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Mr and Mrs Bassett

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I would have never thought that by the time the year was almost through, I would have made two wedding cakes. Whaaaaaaat. Making my first was one of the highlights of my year, but then the lovely Hayley and Mark got in touch and asked me to make theirs for their wedding this past weekend. Hayley was a few years above me at school and so it was great to reconnect with her, hear all about her wedding plans and discuss what they wanted for their cake design. I enjoyed the challenge of figuring out how to incorporate all of the elements they wanted into one cake, especially in a way that

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Beyond Retro Christmas Jumpers

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I know what you’re thinking. I’ve seen these biscuits before. You would be right. I made similar ones a couple of years ago when we had a ‘Christmas Jumper Party’. I tweeted about them last week and Beyond Retro got in touch about having them at their Christmas Launch Party. I was of course really excited as I love Beyond Retro. I’ve been visiting their shops for ages, especially when I was at Uni in Brighton. They always have the best stuff and I’ve purchased numerous exciting everyday pieces, fancy dress elements, Halloween costumes and my favourite Christmas Jumpers. They have the best

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Remembrance Day

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Yesterday I got up early (to beat the crowds) to go and visit the Poppy installation at the Tower of London. I’d seen various people’s photos popping up on my various feeds but felt it was definitely something to see in person. This year marks the centenary of the First World War with the artist, Paul Cummins, commemorating each life lost with 888,246 ceramic poppies. The installation named ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ was incredibly moving. The scale is breath-taking and with the poppies simulating spilt blood it definitely put my grumbles about getting up at 5am in to perspective. When I got home I wanted to make my own little tribute and

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