Lemon and Berry Naked Cake

I have been seeing pictures of naked cakes everywhere lately (okay, mostly on pinterest), but they are still so pretty! I thought this would be a nice challenging cake to try and finish off in a professional nature. I think it has turned out really well! I also think that this is a really great … Continue reading Lemon and Berry Naked Cake

Coffee and Cream Cake

It was one of our friend's birthdays this week. She is an absolutely amazing baker and is usually the one baking for everyone else, so I wanted to make her an extra nice cake for her birthday. I did some poking around for ideas and decided to combine some very nice flours to make a … Continue reading Coffee and Cream Cake

Lemon Drizzle Muffins

I have been having such a craving for lemon muffins lately and I had some lemons left over from making Pink Lemonade Swirl Cupcakes, so I thought I would give this recipe a try. I really like the muffins that came out! They are light and airy and have such a nice tart yet sweet … Continue reading Lemon Drizzle Muffins

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

I love oreo and I love cheesecake. That wasn't always the case and when I was a kid I was very suspicious of a cake that could be make out of cheese, but it was oreo cheesecake the made me change my mind and now I LOVE cheesecake. I thought it would be great to … Continue reading Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Pink Lemonade Swirl Cupcakes

These are a really lovely sweet cupcake for spring. The cake is a nice light lemon one and the icing is a swirl of lemon and raspberry frosting! What more could you ask for? I really like the cake recipe, but I will warn that if you are not a big sweet person, do a … Continue reading Pink Lemonade Swirl Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

It was my friend Fiona's birthday yesterday and she very sweetly offered to spend part of it looking after Max while I had a meeting. Maxxie got the snip on Monday and isn't enjoying the recovery process very much. I wanted to make sure Fiona had an amazing day even while she was babysitting, so … Continue reading Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Day 22: Sticky Toffee Pudding

I live in Scotland, so this is a dessert that definitely reigns supreme. I think the indulgent sweet pudding is also a great option for a Christmas dinner dessert, especially if you are like me and don't like Christmas Pudding (fruit cake is just not that nice, sorry). I thought I would post it in … Continue reading Day 22: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Day 11: Snickerdoodle Doughnut Bites

Ok, so first off these do not come out as round timbit shapes, but they are still delicious and don't require you to have special cake pop mounds. They are really delicious and the cinnamon in them make them a nice festive treat! They are also super easy and fast to whip up, so they … Continue reading Day 11: Snickerdoodle Doughnut Bites

Day 4: Dutch Kerststol

J is born and raised in Scotland, but the last name van Wessel isn't exactly a traditional Scottish name. His parents are Dutch, and therefore part of Christmas comes a bit early for us. At the beginning of December we celebrate Sinterklaas, or the Dutch version of Christmas. I thought it would be fun to … Continue reading Day 4: Dutch Kerststol

Simple Chocolate Cupcakes

After that horrible chocolate cake disaster from last week I was in serious need of some good chocolate cake. I thought I would try the Bibi's cupcakes chocolate cupcake recipe. Bibi's is such an amazing bakery and I have only ever tried making their vanilla cakes. I have also made my own recipe for chocolate … Continue reading Simple Chocolate Cupcakes