• Sweets and Goodies

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    Cream Cheese Frosting….easy?! You’d think so eh? After all it’s a basic frosting, so it should be easy! But for ages – and I mean ages and ages – I was totally incapable of making a Cream Cheese Frosting without buttery lumps in it, didn’t slide right off of the cake, or wasn’t so sweet it made your teeth ache just looking at it! But then a couple of months ago, I made another attempt at it, and I cracked it! I made some great Cream Cheese Frosting. So I wrote down the instructions, to make sure I always made great Cream Cheese Frosting. Yay….easy after all!! But then, a…

  • Recipes - tried and tested

    In need of something a little healthy?

    It’s a myth that Christmas is bad for you: 1. Christmas dinner consists of masses of veg…..including the very wholesome sprout 2. Christmas pud is just a big bowl of dried fruit…..think of the fibre 3. At some point some bright spark with always get either the Wii or Xbox Connect thingy out…..exercise for fun (and embarrassment) 4. The overdose of chocolates, cake, cream, roasties (cooked in goose fat because Nigella told you too), alcohol, and various other goodies makes you crave good, healthy food and exercise. See ultimately Christmas is good for you…….very good for you! We had a great Christmas, but then we always do. The presence of…

  • Recipes - tried and tested,  Sweets and Goodies

    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…