CUPCAKES!!!

A quick advertising post of a local business today.  This awesome young girl has her own bakery business,  with custom made cakes. They’re impressive to look at, beautifully crafted with rich colours. Inspiring too! Here’s a couple I purchased from her. Which I must admit,  I gave away as gifts,  but I was told they were fantastic!!
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Aren’t they cool!! You probably recognise them,  of course it’s Elmo and The Cookie Monster from Sesame Street! The eyes for both are white chocolate buttons and the face is icing. Real chocolate chip cookie for the Cookie Monster, and fondant make up the rest of Elmo’s features.  I did sample a brownie from her selection,  which was superb, high praise from someone who doesn’t actually like brownies,  shame I didn’t take a photo of that.
Why don’t you go check out her website? http://www.chloesbaking.co.uk/

Trying new things

Hello all,

Apologies for the short unintended hiatus, my internet went down, if it’s not one thing it’s another eh? So much has been going on since I last posted, and I’m struggling to keep up with day to day life currently. Anyone else been hit hard by hayfever? I usually suffer quite bad, but at the moment I really just want to claw my eyes out. Fun times ha ha.

So in the short time I’ve been gone, I tried a few foods from my childhood that I never used to like, as I’m getting older I’m finding that my pallet is really changing. I never used to touch seafood, or anything with cheese, both things I’m growing rather fond of. I tried beetroot (un-vinegared), radish, blueberries, and habanero spiced sausage and I liked them all!! I have to admit I actually was a little nervous trying them, all I could think was what if they taste as horrible as I remember and I can’t get the flavour out of my mouth?! I’m now incorporating beetroot and radish into my salads. Do you guys eat them? What do you like to do with them?

Now, there are some things that even as my pallet has widened, I still cannot stand the taste of, and frankly I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to, one of these is bananas, I detest them, so when I saw this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction, I thought wow…but then I noticed it had banana, I know what I’m like, with flavours I’m not a fan of I can pick them up really easy. (Mum used to try and hide tuna in things, she never fooled me.) But the recipe looked so healthy and easy I just had to try it…alas, I could taste the banana and therefore couldn’t enjoy it, but my friends did! I might do some experimenting with it and see if I can substitute it for something else. If you’re ok with banana, I definitely recommend these, a little treat without the guilt! The point is, you have to try new things, you can’t limit yourself to what you think you know. Sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t…this is something I’m currently trying to take into other aspects of my life.

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