• Always Baked with Love,  baking,  Blog,  Sweets and Goodies

    Halloween Cupcakes

    Oooooooooo…aaaaaaahhhhhh….arrrrghhhhhhh Are you ready for Halloween?!!! With these incredibly easy Cupcake Decorations you will more than thrill any Trick-or-Treaters that come to your door. Ingredients For each cupcake, you will of course need cupcakes – homebaked from scratch, baked out of a box or shop bought, any will do. Frost each cupcake with buttercream or frosting coloured with orange food colouring Also, prepare some melted chocolate in a piping bag or zip-loc bag with the corner cut off. Spidersweb Cupcakes These need no extra ingredients than those listed above. First, on a piece of greaseproof paper, using the melted chocolate, pipe spiders webs, and spiders. This may take a few…

  • Rocky Road
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    Scrummy Rocky Road

    Rocky Road…..Chocolate, Biscuits, Marshmallows, and ANY other sweets and candies that YOU want to add. There are no hard and fast rules about Rocky Road, as long as it has the basic chocolatey base, you really can throw any sweet treat you like at it and it won’t ruin it. I often make Rocky Road for Fairs and Markets, and they are always, without doubt, THE most popular thing on the table. I always make twice as much as anything else, I make them with both Dark and White chocolate, and they always, always sell. The question I get asked a lot is “what’s in them?”, and my standard answer…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    Cake Chocolate

        Now I know you may think the title of this post is a typo….Cake Chocolate? Surely that should say Chocolate Cake…..well, actually NO!!! This is one of the easiest recipes ever!! FACT!! What makes this recipe so easy is using an ingredient which has already been mixed. I promise I haven’t lost my mind, but this recipe includes shop bought cake mix. Huh? Really?????……..yup, really!! You did read that right……. shop     bought     cake     mix!!!   I know, I know, but haven’t you all got enough to do over Christmas without making treat making more complicated than needs be? You’ll thank me for…

  • Cakes

    February 29th – Funfetti Cupcakes with Red Petticoats

    Is it just me that’s thinks that today you can get up to all sorts of stuff, because it doesn’t really count? Today, February 29th isn’t a real day, is it? It’s an extra day! One that we don’t normally get! A day where your employer gets a whole day extra from you without paying overtime, but that you can cram with a whole days worth of extra stuff, just because it’s there…….am I sounding a bit odd? I’ve always thought that about February 29th. That spare day once every 4 years, where you can do a bit more, because you have the extra time you always crave. For some…

  • Sweets and Goodies

    White Chocolate Marshmallow Cups

    I’m very proud to be British, and why wouldn’t I be? Reasons I love being British: A good cup of Tea Victoria Sponge A Royal Family giving us extra holiday days last year and this The British music scene and Glastonbury Festival Digestives, Bourbons and Custard Cream biscuits Eastenders – enough to make anyone feel grateful for their lives A variety of weather we can talk about The full English breakfast (although I forgo the black pudding) and a good Sunday roast! I’m not saying its all great….we also have the boredom of the Premier League, Marmite and Jaffa Cakes but never mind…… However, sometimes I read blogs, written by…