Category Archives: Cupcakes

‘Ruby Red’ Velvet Cakes (and Vegetable month)

Ruby Red.  Whisper her name. She’s pouty, artificial and preened to within an inch of her life, yet oozes charm.  She’s dressed immaculately in a fitted, tailored suit with patent killer heels.  She probably owns a multi-million pound company and … Continue reading

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Mini Ginger and Chamomile Sponge Sandwich Cakes

Well, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Ginger Month.  It’s March and I’m now thinking about planting vegetables, ready for the spring.  We have asparagus root (a valentine’s gift), courgettes, narcissus and a variety of herbs. I’m looking … Continue reading

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Black-Hearted Horny Devil Cakes

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh… These cakes have a little secret… Take a look if you don’t believe me. Deeply dark hearts. It’s for the goth in you.  I am, deeply at heart, gothic.  My music tastes vary wildly amongst that genre they call … Continue reading

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Birthday Carrot Cake

What sort of cake do you make for a little sis who’s sparkly, bubbly, funny, beautiful and well-travelled? And slightly mad?!!  (JK, sis, JK!) It had to be bright and bold. It had to be carrot cake, with deliciously decadent … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake (Oil-free, Gluten-free)

Carrot Cake (oil-free, gluten-free) I have been on the hunt for the perfect carrot cake recipe for about two years. No joke. Being a vegetarian, I feel it’s a duty to nail this one. But have you ever just felt … Continue reading

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Hippie Cakes …. far out….

So, I needed inspiration for the final ‘Record Store Day’ cakes. I needed something hippie-ish, something faaarrrr  oouuuut maaaaaan. I needed grass. (The green lawn variety, of course). I needed flowers. I needed friendship bracelets. I needed music. So, armed … Continue reading

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Ziggy Stardust Cakes (and music…)

D’you know what?  I’m not going to put a recipe up here and insult your intelligence.  It’s just a damn basic vanilla recipe…and we all know how to do that right?  Nowt fancy.  Move along.  Nothing to see here. Apart … Continue reading

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Cobweb Cakes (Chocolate Cupcakes)

Moo’s Pantry Please pop by and say hi at The more the merrier! Cobweb cakes, bad weather and broken heating… So, cobweb cakes – these were another creation for ‘Record Store Day’.  And lots of fun they were too!  Deeply … Continue reading

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Psychadelic Cakes for Hot Rats ‘Record Store Day’

Those of you who know me will know I love music.  I am in no way a ‘Muso’ – I can’t recall the name of every song on such-and-such’s third album with the alternate titles on the re-release three years … Continue reading

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English Country Crumble Cupcakes

Imagine, if you will… It’s July.  Warm sunshine bathes your face.  Bees buzz busily at fragrant lavender, softly brushing it with warm furry bodies.  Marigolds nod their heads happily in the oh-so-gentle breeze.  Poppies spring up, opportunists in the English … Continue reading

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