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

Birsay Biscuits

In February J and decided to take Max on his first holiday adventure. We hopped in the car and drove up to the far north of Scotland, then Maxxie had his first ever fairy crossing all the way to Orkney! It was such a wonderful holiday and we stayed in these very cute little wooden … Continue reading Birsay Biscuits

Chocolate Cranberry Oat Bars

I always forget how much I like oat bars, but I was trying to come up with something to bake yesterday with the things I already had in by cupboard and I remembered how yummy these can be. This is a really nice healthy recipe with whole meal flour, oat and peanut butter, plus some … Continue reading Chocolate Cranberry Oat Bars

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 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

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

It seems like I have really been going crazy for baking with apples this month! Green apples and cinnamon is a very fall flavour to me. So far the bakes I have done have all tasted really nice and this one is definitely a winner too! This recipe was inspired by a blog post, I … Continue reading Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Thanksgiving Apple Crumble

This past weekend was Thanksgiving! Just because I live in the UK does not mean I will give up my turkey dinner, so we invited over a big pile of friends and family and had a huge turkey dinner! This also gave me a chance to get the highest level judgement on the 5 minute … Continue reading Thanksgiving Apple Crumble