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Recipe – Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes are a delightful naughty treat for a special occasion. We love them for a kitchen tea, bridal shower, book club or just because. Make the Champagne Jelly that we shared last week. Bake a batch of Vanilla cupcakes (recipe below) Hollow out the centre of the cupcake and fill with bits of the jelly….

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Recipe – Champagne Jelly filled Cupcakes

Champagne jelly is the prefect way to use leftover champagne. Now we know you don’t have leftover champagne but in case you do, here’s a great way to use it – as a cupcake filling. Perfect for the next kitchen tea, bridal shower or grown up celebration! How to make champagne jelly: Prepare strawberry flavoured…

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Novelty Cakes by Kelby Pastor

    Meet Kelby Pastor. I have known Kelby for a few years, and if there is one thing she is passionate about, it’s baking. “I started baking when I was in high school.  I used to make cupcakes for all my class mates and for class parties.”   Kelby bakes just about anything you…

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Recipe – Coconut Cupcakes

My good friend Liezel makes these cupcakes as a treat for us, and I had to share this easy recipe with you. COCONUT CUPCAKES Makes about 24 cupcakes   175 g butter, room temperature 1 ⅓ cups sugar 2 eggs 2 egg whites ¾ cup coconut milk 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 1 ¾ cups…

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Speckled Egg and White Chocolate Rocky Road

Speckled Egg and White Chocolate Rocky Road

  Oh speckled eggs! You’re such a popular sweet and now that it’s Easter, all the other eggs come out to compete with you. Let’s use this time to celebrate your year-round popularity by transforming you into a delicious rocky road treat. What do you say? Let’s do it!   The Rocky Road was really…

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Spring has arrived! The sweet smell of jasmine is in the air and the world is a little greener. And what better way to celebrate than with bright coloured cupcakes with a strawberry and white chocolate flavour.  As sweet as Spring jasmine, the Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes are a real treat! The warmer weather…

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White Chocolate and Apricot Oat Cookies

White Chocolate and Apricot Oat Cookies

A good road trip is partly about the destination, the co-travellers, the music and the food. I was trying to find a good cookie recipe that would be a balance of health and treat. I recently baked Cranberry Oat Cookies and while confirming an ingredient I noticed a link for White Chocolate and Apricot Oat…

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Whisky and Fig Bread and Butter Pudding

A cold night at home and husband requests a baked sweet dessert. But he doesn’t want anything spongy. A browse through the cupboards and I realise I don’t have a lot to work with. My eye catches the leftover bread and an idea starts to develop. Combining my favourite winter ingredients – whisky and comfort…

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