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Today is all about love…and chocolate. The last of my treats for Valentine’s are these chocolate cupcakes. Half are topped with raspberry buttercream and the other half a salted caramel buttercream with some caramel in the middle. Wishing everyone a very sweet Valentine’s Day! xx

We gave them America and in return they gave us burgers, ‘Friends’ and Channing Tatum. Totally fair and plenty of reasons to celebrate. The little part of me that is vaguely American loves 4th of July. Well, I love the idea of it. In my mind I’m having a BBQ by a pool in the sunshine, eating a hot dog and wearing some sort of stars and stripes outfit that borders on fancy dress. In reality, I’m in the UK, it’s a little grey out and I’m nowhere near a BBQ. It’s ok though, as I’m celebrating in my own way, with cupcakes. I obviously went for the red, white and blue and added a little sparkle. I made enough to share with our friends who are over from across the pond. I hope it makes them feel like they aren’t missing out on any festivities. Happy 4th of July! 

Teddy (and Emily) are new friends but somehow they feel like a firm part of our friendship group already. Teddy has had all the birthday luck this year. Not only did her birthday fall on a bank holiday, it also was one of the warmest days we have had so far this year. We celebrated by having one of the best picnics ever on top of Primrose Hill in the sunshine. I totally had this in my head the whole time. I of course wanted to take her some birthday cupcakes and couldn’t resist making tiny teddy toppers. As she is over from Canada I chose red and white and finished them with a teeny red flower. I hope she had a lovely day and a memorable birthday in England! x

Music is undoubtedly for me one of the best things in life. It has an ability to express how you’re feeling like nothing else. So for Valentine’s Day I think song lyrics are perfect. Especially ones you can eat. I put a range of different ones on biscuits, some are new, some are old and some are just silly. There are so many great songs to choose from and next time I’m going to make bigger biscuits as some of my fave lyrics wouldn’t all fit on. I do like how personal these can be, and there are definitely a few reserved for some special people. Happy Valentine’s Day! x

The only reason I’m showing baking support for a team other than Great Britain during the Olympics is that Lauren had her ‘Office Olympics’ over the past two weeks. She was allocated South Korea. In order to help her gain some points and win gold I made these cupcakes topped with the South Korean flag.