Baking

Welcome To The Shop!

I’ve been trying to get this blog post up for about three months now but shop life has sort of got in the way! It was amazing to open at the end of November and I loved making lots of treats for everyone including festive things at Christmas, Valentine’s goodies and too many birthday cakes to count! If you haven’t made it to visit me yet then here’s a sneak peak at Afternoon Crumbs’ new home in Claygate – so in a very MTV fashion…Welcome to my Crib!

Most days I can’t believe I decked this place out – it was amazing to take my online business and put it into four walls, to choose paint colours, furniture and things that I never knew I cared so much about like

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Afternoon Crumbs Shop Coming Soon!

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I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m opening my first shop in a few weeks time!

Afternoon Crumbs will have a new home in Claygate, Surrey where I’ll be offering cakes and more and continuing bespoke orders.

Can’t wait to share Afternoon Crumbs with so many more people and spread so much more happiness with cake!

Will keep you posted on the opening date!

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Conker Cake

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When October 1st rolls around and I can snuggle into an oversized sweater, eat all the pumpkin things and go for long walks in the leaf-covered woods, I’m finally in my element. I can stop the silly business of trying to dress for Summer while trying to still look like an adult and pull on thick tights and boots and enjoy the combination of an amazingly sunny yet crisp cold morning. The feeling I used to get when going back to school, the air smelling like bonfire and cinnamon slowly creeping into my baking from now until Christmas makes Autumn my absolute favourite.

This is why when I was asked this week to make a birthday cake inspired by conkers and Autumn leaves my heart sang a little bit. I went for a wander and collected some stuff to inspire me including lots of amazing leaves in all their beautiful colours. I made the leaves by

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Lauren’s 30th Birthday Cake

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My big sister is 30 today!!!! I don’t know where to start to tell you just how lucky I am to have Lauren as a sister. She’s the kindest, smartest, most caring person in my life and I don’t know how I would be me without her.

This weekend she celebrated her birthday with THE funnest 90s themed birthday party at All Star Lanes. It was full of amazing cocktails, food, bowling, props, lots of 90s dressing up and of course I made her a big cake. It’s hands down one of my favourite things I’ve ever made. It was so much fun to design, make all the bits and remind myself of all the great things from our childhood.

I started off by making three tiers of Oreo cake (her request) which I covered in purple fondant, her favourite colour. I decorated it with a mixture of

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