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!
Last weekend Dale and I went up to York for a friend’s birthday. Whilst we were there we spent Saturday afternoon wondering around the town. Dale is a massive coffee fan so we went to visit Spring Espresso after my brother recommended it. Although I’m not a massive coffee drinker (mocha is my favourite), I go along to sample the cakes and bakes whilst Dale samples the espresso.
Ok, so you may be thinking I have an obsession with cinnamon and walnuts particularly as they have just featured in my carrot cake cupcakes. I don’t! I decided to try out this recipe after taking part in a twitter chat last week, where we discussed food waste #fresherforlonger. It got me thinking about what I have in my store cupboards and when I’m going to use them. So, I decided to be more conscious of my food waste, rather than find a recipe and buy the ingredients, I’d find a recipe that fitted around what I had in my cupboards.