Cookie monster cupcakes
Compared to some experienced bloggers, I am still fairly new to the food blogging world. However my love of baking and taking photos of the results started long ago! I usually take pictures of my cakes and bakes with my camera phone then post pictures on Facebook (hence the poor quality of my photos!). I was looking through all these photos and found things I had long forgotten I’d baked!
I’ve decided to collate the ones I could find pictures of, some have turned out well and some not so well but it shows a range of what I like to bake.
I went through a phase of making cupcakes for a while, so they feature heavily and my attempts at macarons have been a little questionable. Some bakers like to use the same recipes over and over again, perfecting it to their tastes. I’m not one of these bakers! I like to go by cooking books and flick through the lovely pictures then I get my recipes on line where people have commented on how to improve recipes.
These bakes have been for a variety of events spanning around 5 years! Usually for birthdays, as gifts, for charity fundraisers or afternoon tea parties. Each picture brings back memories of the occasion it was baked for and I can even remember what they tasted like!
Maybe one day I will find the time to collate all these recipes into my own personal cook book so that I can go back to them when needed, as often I can’t find the recipes again!
Fig and frangipane tarts: using up left over figs
Almond Slices: dessert for family meal
Raspberry macarons: These won me first prize in a charity’bake off’!
Ice cream cone cupcakes: office party
Chocolate macarons with passion fruit cream: made for a friend’s Christmas gift
Elderflower meringue Santa hats: part of a ‘secret Santa’ gift for a colleague
Ghostly meringue cupcakes: Halloween themed office party
Black Forest Cupcakes: gift when visiting a friend
Baileys chocoloate cupcakes and scones: part of an afternoon tea party I hosted
Eton Mess: these gorgeous espresso cups were a gift for my 30th Birthday
Cardamom and hazelnut cookies: afternoon tea party
Macarons with chocolate ganache and mini cupcakes with fresh raspberry: another afternoon tea party!
Ugandan coffee and ground nut cupcakes: raising funds for a friend’s charity building schools in Uganda
- Cookie monster cupcakes: My nephew’s 1st Birthday party
Mini cupcakes: Coconut, Hazelnut, Blueberry: experimenting for as part of a Wedding afternoon tea buffet
Melting moments: shortbread with butter cream and jam filling: trying out two toned piping on cookies for a staff meeting
Shortbread cookies filled with jam and butter cream: treats for the family
Chocolate Roulade: Dessert for a family meal
Nutella cupcakes with raspberry: treats for colleagues
Hazelnut cupcakes with nutella frosting: treats for family
Carrot and Walnut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and Lemon cupcake: Charity bake sale
Spinach and Cheese muffins: Friend’s afternoon tea party
American style buttermilk and mixed berries muffins: experimenting with buttermilk
Chewy chocolate chip cookies: Trying to make ‘Millies style’ cookies