Lemon meringue cupcakes

After all the cupcaking over the past month, you would think that I would want to take a break from cupcake baking. Erm… nope! After reading Maria’s post, lemon meringue cupcakes have been on my “to bake” list for a while… a rather long while, I’m afraid. But I finally got around to it last [...]

RSPCA Cupcake Day recap

The Cupcake Bakeoff for the RSPCA Cupcake Day went well at work today. We had a good assortment of cupcakes – along with mine there was also carrot, lemon, banana, and vanilla with different toppings. There was some tough competition from bumblebee cupcakes (see below) but the fondant toppers and the booze in mine got [...]

Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with chocolate whisky ganache and Baileys buttercream

Hooray! After weeks of practice cupcake baking, the Cupcake Challenge is finally here! (Quick recap – today is the RSPCA Cupcake Day. We are participating at work with a little bake off, with all proceeds going to the RSPCA.) As soon as I saw these cupcakes on Hold the Beef, I knew immediately that I [...]

Jammy cupcakes

Another weekend, another batch of practice cupcakes before the Almighty Cupcake Challenge. The recipe for this batch was adapted from Australian Women’s Weekly “Bake”. They are basically a vanilla cupcake base, with a dollop of jam swirled through the top. For the icing, I thought I’d try a buttercream with the addition of a couple [...]

Lemon and poppy seed cookies

I’m a bit of a sucker for kitchen gadgets and kitchen tools. Some would say that all you need is a good saucepan and a good knife, but I like my kitchen stuff. One of my favourite kitchen things is a microwave steamer for steaming vegetables in. I love this thing so much that when [...]

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