I’m feeling optimistic that summer is just around the corner but until it arrives I have been craving for some good old comfort flavours, this time in the form of a lovely thick milkshake. I first tasted this flavour combination at Home Sweet Home in Manchester after visiting the Cake and Bake Show last weekend. As soon as I stated to drink it I knew that I wanted to try this at home!
On Thursday I attended my first Clandestine Cake Club, the theme for this event was to make a cake on a budget (£4 to be exact). It was a tough theme as I’ve never really considered the exact cost of the cakes I bake, this was an eye opener! I knew I wanted to give this recipe a try and the challenge was to try and make it work with the budget, after some tweaking and changing my usual brands for the supermarket own, it worked!
The cake was actually really nice to make and easy too! It tasted lovely and rich with the added mascarpone between the layers. I’ve never baked with poppy seeds before but I will again, they gave a nice earthiness against the tart lemon curd.
Last weekend my best friend turned the big 30 and to celebrate I arrange a vintage tea party with all our lovely friends. As you may know from reading my vintage tea party post I love anything vintage and love the excuse to get all my vintage crockery out.
Also today is my one month blog anniversary. So what better way to celebrate but to feature a celebration cake.
This weekend has involved a mammoth baking session, a vintage tea party, a food festival and lots of coffee! Thankfully the weekend came with 2 bank holidays so I had plenty of time to get things done!
Snowy Sunday afternoons call for a good cup of coffee snuggled up on the sofa in the warmth! After a hectic week of baking celebration cakes all I wanted to do this Sunday is relax. Coffee and I haven’t been friends for long but when you have a boyfriend obsessed with it and a little brother who works with it (Brewbar Espresso) you have no choice but succumb to it and jump on the bandwagon!