Gin & Tonic Drizzle Cake

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One of the first times I had a G&T was when I went to stay at a friend’s house one of the half-terms or leave-outs back in the good ol’ Malvern days. My goodness, that was a good day. Some people tell me it’s weird that I love it since it’s an ‘old man drink’, but I don’t get it… There’s honestly been very few situations in my life for which a G&T is inappropriate. Sunny, rainy, formal, casual… The G&T is my LBD & red lip combo of the drinks trolley. Continue reading “Gin & Tonic Drizzle Cake”

Lavender Earl Grey Cake

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My old housemates and I are MASSIVE tea drinkers. To the point where we had a tea cupboard in our kitchen that was so full it barely shut, and then we’d end up having various boxes of teabags lying around the house. It was magnificent.

Us 15 Guelph Street gals were also big on unique cake flavours, and since its my beautiful ex-housemate’s birthday, I whipped  this little beauty up for her. Lavender and Earl Grey is a combination that I didn’t think I would enjoy at all, but when we tried it at LEAF one day, we immediately fell in love. I don’t know what it is about the lavender-ness, but it just compliments the tea so well. I’ve made this cake before as a bit of a tester, and I’ve managed to turn doubters into believers. The cake itself isn’t overly sweet (because any black tea + sugar is an abomination), but the light floral flavour of the icing just lifts it into new levels of deliciousness. Continue reading “Lavender Earl Grey Cake”

Coffee & Walnut Cake

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There are two types of cakes in this world: those extravagant, rich, luscious gateaux that are probably covered with intricate and delicate royal icing shenanigans; and the homely, comforting type that is arguably better.

The latter is the sort of cake that I prefer to make – quick and easy. (Ha, I’m probably biased because I’m just not artsy enough to make a fancy-ass cake that looks like it belongs in the Great British Bake Off tent, but let’s be real: ain’t nobody got time to make some crazy showstopper like that.) Cakes like Victoria sponges, carrot cakes and a good old lemon drizzle – that’s what I’m talking about. All three of those are some of my top picks when it comes to cake, but a coffee and walnut cake has a special place in my heart. Continue reading “Coffee & Walnut Cake”

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

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AND THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER RETURNS!

I kid, I kid… I always go a bit MIA when it comes to this blog but… I’ve just got other things going on in my life, yano? Ha, again, I kid. My life is pretty much nothing but studying medicine and crying about how stressful my course is.. But exams are over, results are out, and I can finally stop stressing and enjoy my summer! HUZZAH! Instead of going out and getting wasted like any other 20-something year old would do, naturally, I MADE CAKES! And because it’s summer, I present to you one of my favourite summer flavours – the killer strawberries and cream combo. Continue reading “Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes”

Apple Crumble Cupcakes with Custard Buttercream

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Here’s a quick one today, purely because I completely forgot to take photos of this batch so I’d hate to just have a long ass post of word with only a few pictures.

Apple crumbles are definitely one of my all time favourites. I think it’s one of my dad’s favourites as well, and he and I have the most similar tastes in foods. My family and I used to go to the Cricket Club for Sunday lunch – not sure why, seeing as we neither watch nor play cricket… Nevermind. They did the best Sunday buffets, and the best of all – they did the best apple crumbles.

Since it’s Father’s Day today and my dad’s birthday tomorrow, it only seemed appropriate to share the cupcake that is a combination of his favourite dessert in the form of my favourite type of baking. Here is the recipe for my apple crumble cupcakes with custard frosting.

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