British Pudding Cupcakes – Rhubarb & Custard, Jam Sponge & Custard and Banana & Custard!

A British Pudding Medley

This varied concoction came from inspiration based on rhubarb & custard sweets!  Great idea I thought…except for 2 reasons:

  1. Rhubarb is out of season – stupid Zoe
  2. Rhubarb is like Marmite – people either love or hate it.

…and so this 3 route recipe surfaced…intended to keep all happy but driven by the desire to create a medley of fruit and custard puddings in teeny weeny cupcake form!  Continue reading »

Peanut Butter & Kool Aid Jelly Whoopie Pies – Good Morning USA!!!!

Whoopie’s Inspired by the USA!

*SPOILER ALERT*

Despite receiving high praise from all who consumed these whoopies, they are indeed a work in progress.  The jelly caused structural integrity issues and so a Kool Aid jam is next on the experimentation menu!

All the same, this is the way I went about things in case you feel like a bit of a challenge and a sloppy, delicious taste of the USA :) Continue reading »

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Cupcakes

Somewhere over the Rainbow there’s some tasty cupcakes…

It’s very rare that I decide to sit still for long, Grant can vouch for this, but today I had to watch Wizard of Oz as it’s been years since I last saw it.  By ‘had to’ I genuinely mean had to as it’s our current school show which me and my mates Jo and Lucy are directing.  So what better way to be inspired by the film than to put together cupcakes that depict the essence of the film!  So I sat still for 2hrs to watch the film and then bustled off to the kitchen to concoct these (Somewhere over the) Rainbow Cupcakes.  Give them a try, it’s great fun! Continue reading »

Toffee Coffee Cupcakes/HUGE Cupcakes/Muffins!!!

Toffee Coffee Cupcakes with sprinkles!

My fiance Grant LOVES coffee cupcakes, he always suggests them whenever I ask the dreaded ‘What shall I bake?!’ question, and until 3 months ago it infuriated me as I didn’t like coffee.  Something weird happened though and after a coffee out with friends, and perhaps a combination of sheer determination too, I am now a self-confessed coffeeaholic much to the glee of my mate Nic!

So this Tuesday just gone I decided to make coffee inspired cupcakes for our school department lunchtime.  Even though the Hummingbird Espresso ones are Grant’s favourite I was desperate to make some with my own twist.  I found a Toffee Mocha Recipe on the Baking Mad website and made them unique to me…. Continue reading »