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    Waitrose Raspberry Cupcakes

    Inspiration for baking comes in many forms. This week I got a text from my Mum. It read ‘Did you get the recipe from waitrose for cupcakes to enter their competition to win a cookery course. Thought you should enter that!! xxx’   Well no I didn’t, and yes I should. So in the age of technology, she photographed the recipe card she got through the post and texted it over to me……my Mum may be retired but she is a bit of a techie, and the main form of communication between us is either text or messaging on our iPads. So armed with my 2 text messages (one for…

  • Cakes,  Involves Pastry,  Recipes - tried and tested

    Raspberry and Chocolate Cupcake Bakes

    It’s not just food, it’s M&S food……. Anyone who has lived for more than 10 minutes in the UK will know that strap line. And let’s be honest, as far as ‘supermarket’ food goes, Marks and Spencer is THE best! However………….   Let me set the scene: We have a weekend ritual in our house. No matter how busy we are we always have a 15 minutes sit down. We make sure it’s warm in the conservatory, and we sit down, with the dogs at our feet (or on the sofa next to us), with a good mug of British tea and an ickle sweet treat. In our house, it’s…