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My Chocolate Balls Bring All The Ladies To The Yard

That is to say my “Chocolate Truffle Cake Bombs With Salted Caramel Popcorn Buttercream Centres” that I entered into the Women’s Institute 2018 Tea and Tents Bake Off competition won the chocolate category and everyone who’d had one came around … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Gingerbread Candle Holders by Tunde Dugantsi

I recently saw a friend’s amazing gingerbread cookies on social media and asked if she had a tutorial on how to make them. She said she’d just learned the technique at a class by Tunde Dugantsi, whom I noticed had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grandbaby Cakes

Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of this book for review. I was upfront that I only do honest reviews. All opinions stated here are mine and I have not been paid or compensated other than the free copy … Continue reading

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I Am On Team Goop/Back In The UK

For those who didn’t already know, I spent the last 8 weeks back in Austin. We got our stuff out of storage and promptly re-packed it for an international move. We sold the car, we’re in the process of selling … Continue reading

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Thick’n’Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Bars

I was skimming through granola bar recipes online and rejecting most for having ingredients I didn’t want (mostly too much sugar) or can’t easily get here in the UK (if you want sugar-free applesauce here you have to make it … Continue reading

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Mushroom Poutine Grilled Cheese Sandwich

WARNING WARNING WARNING! This post is going to involve a lot of unhealthy but delicious food. Think diner food. Yum, but probably lethal. WARNING WARNING WARNING PART 2! This post does not include a recipe. It includes mention of ingredients … Continue reading

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Souper Easy Cream of Mushroom

I couldn’t resist the pun, but I’m about to give you a really easy, tasty soup recipe, so that makes up for it, right? Um. Anyway. So let’s be honest: I love Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. That is, I … Continue reading

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Sugar, Splenda, and Stevia Bakeoff

I get a lot of weird PR requests that I ignore, mostly because even though they all say they love my blog they then offer me spicy or alcoholic stuff – both of which indicate they do not read this … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Somewhere Where There’s CHOCOLATE!

Last Friday I did a small bake sale at my husband’s workplace for the Wallace and Gromit’s Big Bake to benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity. They’re a UK group raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in … Continue reading

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Vermicelli Hair at Birmingham Cake Show

Okay, going to a cake show where you’re not a volunteer or part of the core management team is a whole different experience than I’m used to! At the Cake International show at the Birmingham NEC – one of the … Continue reading

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