• Chocolate Spiced Shortbread

      Here’s a quick recipe from my submissions from the Good the Know website. It’s full of festive flavour and makes your house smell amazing!! Full recipe can be found here…….  

  • Christmas Shortbread Crumble Bars (or The Easiest Christmas Bake Ever!)

    Are you ready for Christmas? Presents bought and wrapped? Tree up? House decorated? Food shopping done? Turkey…..um…..turkeying? No? Me either!!! Anyway, don’t despair, because we have the perfect quick, easy bake that will make your house smell festive and give you an energy boost to help you get ready for when the big man in red visits. Christmas Shortbread Crumble 175gms Plain Flour 100gms Caster Sugar 100gms Butter 350gms Mincemeat   Preheat your oven to 130c, 150c fan or gas mark 3 Grease and line a brownie tin with baking parchment. Place all the ingredients, except the mincemeat, into a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until it has…

  • Christmas Treats

    This week has been busier than I could ever believe. Sunday was spent bringing Christmas to the Daisy Cake household. The Tree was put up, the presents were wrapped, the cards were written but…….. since then I feel like I have totally ignored that fact that Christmas is happening. UNTIL TODAY, when I realised it’s only 2 days away….EEEEEEEK!! I promised sweet treats for friends and family, and so have prepared some of my No Thermometre Chocolate Fudge in both white and milk chocolate, and have made Real Hot Chocolate and Chocolate and Peppermint Creams. There is nothing better than real Hot Chocolate, and by that I mean real chocolate…

  • Weekly Round-up with a Cookie Cake Bar

    This week has been mad…MAD I tell you!! There has been Baby Shower Cupcakes, a new order from the local farm shop (The Oak Tree Farm), a wedding booking for February 2012, a last minute birthday Giant Cupcake, Cookies for our best friends the Smiths and Festive Flavour Cookie Cake Bars – just because! YEP, I’ve been a very very busy bee!! In fact I’m now considering postponing Christmas until after Christmas, because I’m not sure I’ve got time to fit it in. This week coming is equally hectic, with cupcake orders, cookie orders, Christmas gifts and Christmas lunch and food to prepare……..but at least I’m not bored eh?!! This…

  • Is it a cake?…..Is it a chocolate?…..

    YEP, it’s BOTH!!! Chocolate Cake Truffles! I predict 99% of people like chocolate cake! I like it. I’m not a lover of it, in fact, if there was a Chocolate Fudge Cake and a Victoria Sponge in front of me, I’d go with the Victoria Sponge every time. But if there was only Chocolate Fudge on offer I wouldn’t say no! BUT, put a Chocolate Cake Truffle in front of me and it would be gone in a flash! Christmas is mad in our family….and I mean mad!!! We have our big family Christmas on Boxing Day, so everyone can see in-laws on Christmas Day. For about 30 minutes on…

  • Sorry, but its time I mentioned the ‘C’ word

    Christmas has arrived in our house. I’m not talking festive sparkly christmas, with the christmas tree and fairy lights twinkling, but the commercial side of Christmas. This week The Daisy Cake Company baked for, and attended, its first Christmas shopping events – two in one week!!! Thursday afternoon was spent baking for the St Clement’s Primary School Shopping Evening, and Friday afternoon was spent baking for The Oaks Christmas Fair held at The Oaks Golf Club in Carshalton on Saturday. They were both great events, and over 230 cupcakes and biscuits were sold over the two fairs. Apparently it was the first time a Christmas Fair was held at The…