Monday, 31 August 2009

Martha Stewart Cupcakes

SO excited that my copy of Martha Stewart Cupcakes has turned up! The wonderful and very talented Betty has started a MSC baking club that I am thrilled to be part of.

Time to catch up on the delicious looking Chocolate Salted-Caramel Cupcakes!!

The plan is to gift the monthly bounty of cupcake tastiness to work colleagues to avoid the infamous 'Heathrow Injection'...

Dorie's Devil's food white-out cake...

In the last few months (ok, year..) I have become hopelessly addicted to Google Reader and all the delicious food blogs it connects me to. So you can imagine that after discovering the Tuesdays with Dorie, Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours was at the very top of my wishlist.

I finally got it a couple of months ago, and have since made 2 delicious cakes (Perfect Party Cake, and Big Bill's Carrot Cake)... both were very tasty, and the recipes are easy to follow.

For hubby's birthday, he requested the Devil's Food White-Out Cake (from the cover), so as we are lucky enough to have a bank holiday today, I set about making it last night/this morning.

There were a few steps, but the instructions were clear and thankfully it all worked out well!

We shared a piece, then packed up the rest for hubby's workmates to enjoy. The cake was very brownie-esque, and the icing was so light and fluffy. I would definitely make this again - thankyou Dorie!

Monday, 17 August 2009

hello world!

Finally, this baking tragic has her own food blog after developing a worrying addiction to many others!

... stay tuned for reports of my baking endeavours!