Cupcake Central

I love making cupcakes and the recipe I use was the first recipe I ever learnt from my mother as a child. I’ve adapted it over the year’s using various combination’s depending on the flavour/texture I desire. Half flour, half ground almond makes for a moist nutty cake. Replace 30 grams of flour with cocoa and…

LEGO Party

  Last year I had so much fun creating a Lego themed birthday party for my youngest son. I went to town and spent a month absorbed in every Lego themed party project I could think of. We had… Lego cupcakes: Vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and tiny Lego figures I made out of white…

Tulip Cupcakes

Every so often I bake up a batch of vanilla cupcakes and sell them at the school market. I use a recipe that my mother taught me as a child and that has served me incredibly well over the years. I simply weigh my eggs and then the rest of my ingredients to match. For…

The Gingerbread Man has my back

I had such a tight schedule for this week and last, the children finish school on Friday for the holiday’s and I had hoped to finish most, if not quite all, of my handmade Christmas gifts before they do so. There were hours planned at the sewing table, top stitching a quilt, some cushions for…

Ratatouilles ratatouille

  Tis nearly the end of the summer holidays and I am trying to grab whatever creative inspiration I can, where ever I can find it. Which is why dinner this week came courtesy of a rat. Not just any rat I hasten to add but Remy the rat from Ratatouille. His signature dish at…

Elderflower Cordial

The summer holiday’s are now well under way and we have a new addition to our family. She is called Mathilde and she is an Old English Sheepdog who, at the time of writing, is just nine weeks old. All very sweet, cuddly and amazing with her besotted older brothers but not exactly the best…

Zoo in a Bag

I just love an opportunity to whip up a batch of iced biscuits and last week I had the perfect opportunity. A friend was looking for an alternative goodie bag to give away at the end of her son’s birthday party at Copenhagen Zoo. I was only too happy to offer my services. After deciding…

Birthday Burger Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes filled with… Chocolate frosting. The BURGER Yellow icing. The MUSTARD Red icing. The KETCHUP Green coloured coconut. The LETTUCE  topped off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds of course!

The Family Cake

I love cake. I love to make cakes. I love to look through recipe books at cakes. I do cake well.   In particular, Battenburg, Fruit, Victoria Sponge, Madeira, Chocolate, Lemon drizzle, Cherry and Almond, Caffe and Walnut and don’t get me started on eccles cakes. I would struggle to choose my favourite.   This…

Pre Vintage, Vintage

A couple of months ago I needed a dress. Now, I know that there are plenty of wonderful shops here in Copenhagen that I could go to to find the ‘right’ dress for a special occasion. I did indeed spend far longer than I ought to have traipsing round all the vintage stores. Hoping to…