Cookie Class

Whenever I hear the word ‘biscuit’ the first thing that comes to my mind is a chocolate bourbon! Or maybe a digestive, or possibly even a custard cream.   I’d always thought of the biscuit as a comfort food, something to satisfy my sweet-tooth or to dunk into my coffee. When I heard that The Cake…

Baking conversions

Writing a blog also means I spend quite a bit of time reading other beautiful and inspiring baking blogs.  Quite a few of these blogs are American based and often use different terminology and conversions than what we are used to.  Now I don’t mind baking with cups and actually sometimes find it lots easier but…

Building an online presence – Part 2

Back in May I wrote Building an online presence – Part 1 and briefly covered such things as What is Social Media? SEO and Google Analytics. Quite a few of you sent me messages and commented on the post – thank you! It’s always reassuring to have this feedback when I write something ‘non-cakey’. Obviously…

Drippy Chocolate recipe

Drippy chocolate – yes, it’s a real thing! Trust me… You may have seen that these rainbow style cakes are super popular right now.  The original master of these cakes is the fabulous Katherine Sabbath who creates spectacular ‘drippy’ cakes! I personally love how fun, colourful and pretty they are but best of all – they…

Crumbs Cupcakery, York

Pastel colours, floral armchairs, refurbished English dressers, cosy corners and pretty pictures on the walls… thats what springs to mind when I think of Crumbs Cupcakery (CC).  Oh and of course cupcakes! I always think of cupcakes. On my visit home to York this past weekend I booked us in for afternoon tea at this…