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    Christmas Yule Log

    What is more Christmassy than a Chocolate Yule Log? A real showstopping centre piece that is easier to make than you probably think. Want to impress someone with your baking prowess? Well seriously this is the bake to go to. Full of chocolatey goodness, and sweet with lightly whipped buttercream, this is a great festive treat.  Follow the video and learn to bake it like a pro. I’ve gone for the more rustic, christmas look, but you can mix up the decoration with a few fondant snowflakes, or even a natural sprig of holly. This is just my second Video Blog, and I’m sorry about the camera in the top…

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    Mince Pie Cupcakes

    Flash back 2 years ago when I first bought you the Hint of Christmas Cupcakes….. I have now practiced and perfected this recipe and am happy to present to you Mince Pie Cupcakes….the perfect, lightly spiced fruit cupcake as an alternative to rich fruit Christmas Cake. Ingredients 150gms Softened Unsalted Butter 150gms Caster Sugar 2 Eggs 2tbspns Milk 150gms Self Raising Flour 1tspn Mixed Spice 140gms Good Quality Mincemeat Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with festive cupcake cases. Preheat your oven to 160c/140c fan/ gas mark 3 In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy In a jug beat the eggs and…

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    Cakes for Heroes

    I am very proud to have iced a cake for the soldiers recovering at Headley Court. Headley is just 5 minutes away from where I live. Headley Village is very pretty, there is a beautiful Heath which is a favourite place for us to walk the doggies, and Mr S and I go to Headley Clay Pigeon Shooting Club, so its an area close to our hearts. Added to all the above, it is home to Headley Court, where seriously injured soldiers go to recover and learn to re-build their lives. So when the local British Sugarcraft Guild announced they were going to supply Christmas Cakes to the soldiers at…