3 Jun 2014

I've only gone and done it!!



Hello friends!!

Have you ever gone online and bought beautiful cake decorating goodies like these?



Have you ever excitedly opened your parcel and gazed in amazement at the colourful joy inside?

Have you ever gone to decorate your perfect treats, only to look closer at the labels and realise what you bought IS NOT EDIBLE!?! Utter disaster! 

Dull, undecorated cakes it is then...

I was the victim of this myself and it is soo disappointing...I can tell you!

After that I spent ages online making sure what I was buying was, in fact, edible. It took forever and sometimes I'd still get it wrong.

If I want non-edible glitter I'll go to Hobbycraft, not a cake decorating store. 

I couldn't find any online stores that specialise in EDIBLE ONLY cake decorating products. 

So I made one myself!! Yay!!

Here it is TotallyEdible.co.uk The home of edible cake decorations!! 

I'm so excited that now, not only do I have a place to "never get it wrong again" but that place...is MINE!

I hope you all come visit me over there...as a welcome gift there is 10% off all products until 30th June 2014.

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Hope you are all having a great week.

xx Kat xx



16 Apr 2014

Exciting Times



Hello my friends!!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a while!

I seem to be writing "I'm Sorry" posts a lot...

Just a quickie to let you know the reason behind me being MIA for a while...

I've been working on a new project/business!

It is a baking based business, I'll be keeping the details under my hat until things are finalised...some of you bloggers might even get a cheeky little email!

I hope you are all keeping well.

Speak soon

xx Kat xx

19 Sep 2013

Ice-cream Cupcakes


As summer leaves us and Autumn blows in I've started to hanker down.

Jumpers out...check!

Thick duvets on...check!

Autumnal spices and other seasonal goods drooled over...double-check!

Summer this year was great...we played in the garden, walked the dogs, picked berries, went to adventure parks and played played played. It was brilliant and as such this years Summer deserves it's very own cupcake creation.

And what better way to show your appreciation for long hot days in the garden with the family than Ice-cream cupcakes?

I've made these cupcakes for two reasons...
  1. To celebrate the fab British summer we had this year!
  2. My eldest baby is now officially at school and I don't know if I'm quite ready to let go of his toddler years...hence the cute cupcakes.
Here's how you make these beautiful little cakes for your favourite people...they deserve it :-) xx

  1. Take your favourite vanilla sponge and butter-cream recipe 
  2. Fill your cones to the line below the stars (see above pic)
  3. Place the cones into a mini cupcake tin to steady them whilst baking.
  4. Bake at 180/160 fan/GM4 for 20-25 minutes.
  5. When baked leave to cool on a rack, so the base doesn't go soggy.
  6. When cooled swirl your vanilla frosting onto the cupcake and decorate as you wish.
I used wafer curls and hundred & thousands. A flake and chocolate sauce would be awesome too!!

This recipe makes 12 cones.

I have linked this recipe up to the Calendar Cakes Challenge for September hosted by Laura Loves Cakes which this month is CUPCAKES.

Head on over the check it out!

Happy Thursday!

xx Kat xx 

15 Sep 2013

Chocolate OD Pie!!


Helloooooo friends!!

I'm back (for now anyway)

I'll tell you what I've been up to...
  • Starting a Bookkeeping course
  • Looking after my home/animals/kids/husband
  • SLIMMING(ish)
  • Shed tears over my eldest starting primary school
  • and I've gone back to work!! (boo hiss)
It's been hectic to say the least.

You know you're busy when you can't play with your own blog. Who knew I'd be one of those "on the go" mums, I'm a lazy sod at the best of times! 

But having 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 chickens, a big house, a "needy" husband, a job, a blog and a course really takes up my time.

This pie is one I made about THREE MONTHS AGO, this is how far behind I am! 

Anyhoo this is how I made this scrumptious dessert...YOU MUST MAKE THIS YOURSELF!!

Recipe
Ingredients ~ serves 16

Base
400g triple choc cookies
150g unsalted butter (melted)

  1. Blitz the cookies in a food processor.
  2. Add the melted butter and blitz again until it looks like damp sand.
  3. Press into a 10 inch, fluted, loose-bottomed tart tin.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hr (or until cool).
While it's chilling make the filling...


Filling
200g mini marshmallows
2tbsp cocoa powder
125ml milk
300ml double cream

  1. Place the mallows, cocoa powder and milk into a saucepan and heat on a low heat until the mallows have completely melted. 
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Thickly whip the cream (be careful not to turn it into butter!!!)
  4. Using a hand whisk mix the mallow mixture into the cream.
  5. When completely combined take the base out of the fridge and fill with the mallow/cream mix.
  6. Stick it in the fridge again or at least 1 - 2 hours.
Cut that bad boy into 16 slices of joy!

You are welcome!!

Until next time...

xx Kat xx
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