I really like to bake. I love whipping up a treat for friends and family to enjoy.
Who doesn't love a cupcake? A bun? A big wedge of cakeyness?
I'm not the best baker in the world, and I've made plenty of rubbish cakes in my time, but I've made a fair few goodun's too - so here are my efforts. Good and bad :) x
Here's what's left of a carrot cake I made last week for a colleague's birthday at work. It was an absolutely massive affair but still got devoured in it's entirety. So guess it must've been good! I've made this one a lot before and it never fails (so long as you get the frosting right and whip it enough), it's from you guessed it... The Hummingbird bakery cookbook.
Last year I chose the Victoria sponge class; I didn't get placed. :( This year I did Millionaires shortbread... and came... 2nd! Wahoo! (was out of 5 entries like...but still) :D
For the shortbread, it was just flour, caster sugar and butter. For the 'caramel' I used a can of condensed milk and brown sugar heated together. V sweet but amazingly simple and tasty.
The topping was 3 big bars!!? of Green and Blacks milk chocolate with melted white chocolate swirled in.
Mine were by far the biggest, why do I always make things so big?? Think I might have even got 1st if they were just a little more 'dainty'.
There was one more entry than this honest!
I used a milky bar to add the swirls to the milk chocolate, sooo easy and looked/tasted good.
As presumably already stated on here, I am not great at keeping this blog updated, I doubt it matters too much either...
But for the ones of you that do drop by, here's a couple of things I've baked and forgot to post about! :)
Really amazing, wasn't expecting them to be so nice! Recipe from The Hummingbird bakery cookbook (as per).
Plain old fruited scones
Could have been a bit taller? Tasted good though!