Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

Delicious little cupcakes that taste just like a diner shake

Hello all!!!  It’s been a few days…or should I say weeks, but it’s been all go-go at this end and numerous things are trying to come to a close at school for me and the staff. Needless to say baking has been minimal, but after the kind requests of my lush Year 10’s for ‘more of ya cakes miss’ I felt the need to try out my awesome new book that my mummy bought me for my birthday in May.  I’ll post the recipe but it’s very much the same to the proper Hummingbird one and if anything I strongly recommend you go out and buy this book or indeed order it online here.  I am a true lover of Hummingbird recipes and use their basic vanilla cupcakes recipe as the basis for all my baking…light, fluffy and guaranteed to do more than they recommend it does :)

My new fave book courtesy of my wonderful mummy!

So if you want something quick and easy to make that will be guaranteed to make people go WOW then try these out and try out some different toppings…hopefully my colleagues at the staff cricket match tomorrow will agree! Continue reading »

Oreo Peanut Butter Brownie Morsels of Mmmmmmmmm!!!

Layers of lushiousness – Oreo-peanut butter-oreo-peanut butter – encased in brownie!

These little beauties have been an internet craze and the second someone tagged me in a picture to this link, I just knew I needed to get a British ZoBird’s version on the web.  I have mentioned this many times and will continue to, but I LOVE peanut butter and I LOVE Oreos.  The problem with Oreos is that ASDA tends to know about my obsession and not only puts rows and rows of packets on the end of the aisles (sneaky marketing!!) but also frequently reduces the price down to 50p!  I then go in to ‘Anderson Shelter’ mode and stock up, panicking about the fact they may become unavailable or worse…go UP in price!  On this shopping trip in particular I purchased an embarrassing 5 packets..*shameful face* and made small talk with the cashier about ‘Oh they’re not all for me’ (LIE) ‘I’m going to bake with them!’ (LIE).  So to redeem myself and my shameful lying I felt it was only right to actually bake with them and what better way than to sandwich them with peanut butter goodness and lather them in brownie mix…OM NOM!

These are incredibly easy to make and besides being ridiculously unassuming when baked, hold the delectable insides of a Humanities ‘layers of the earth’ resemblance! Continue reading »

Mars, Snickers & Twix Cake Bars!

 

Mars, Snickers & Twix Cake Bars

Mmm cake tray bake!

So…I love my weekends and even more I love my la-ins, but it would appear that the older we get Grant and I are struggling not to wake up full of the joys of spring any time after 8am!  This morning was no exception and at 4am for him and 7:20am for me we realised that very little can happen on a sleepy Sunday morning when the rest of the neighbourhood are asleep and we are desperate to finish our garden decking.  Being the considerate people that we are and wanting to stay in our neighbours good books, I put on a load of washing and filled this morning with some baking…you lucky peeps!

This morning it’s a modified ASDA magazine recipe called Fudge Cake Bars which i’ve topped instead with Celebrations – Mars, Snickers and Twix to be precise… Continue reading »

Cheeky Chimp Cupcakes

Who you smiling at cheeky chimp chops?!?!

A cluster/gaggle/colony/posse of cheeky chimps!!

Our friend Shane was coming up for the weekend and the last time he visited us all the way from the deep dark south-east of Lowestoft I made the Cookie Monster cupcakes you see in my header pictures.  This time I wanted something different and seen as Shane swears by Chocolate Oranges being a fruit, whilst also having an obsession with Monkeys; these little creations only seemed apt for his April visit. Continue reading »

Maple, Pecan & Bacon Cupcakes!!!!

Maple, Pecan & Bacon Cupcakes – TASTE ALERT!!!

This recipe came in a dream…I jest but you get the gist.  I love bacon, I love maple syrup and pecans go well with both so it only seemed to make sense for this concoction to come about. Equally I scoured the web for a fair while and couldn’t find anything like this which left me with a challenge!  These are delicious because of the contrasting flavours which marry so well together, what’s more they really feel like a treat and always get a great reaction.  Feel free to mess around with the recipe, suggest any changes or shamelessly devour an entire batch…Happy Baking Bacon-ettes! Continue reading »

Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Chocolate Orange Halloween Cupcakes

Ok, ok so it’s not yet Halloween but my loving Mummy sent me these cute little cupcake cases and matching sticks which I just had to use!  Further to this I am a firm believer in using up the chocolate stashed around the house and I assure you, we have A LOT!  So digging out the Terry’s chocolate orange segments I thought to myself….Mmmmm chocolate orange…the perfect Halloween inspired flavour combo! Continue reading »

21 Layer Crepe Cake!

21 Layer Crepe Cake!

So there we are watching Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives on the Food Network channel and on the screen appears a Crepe special based in a wonderful little American diner.  Guy Fieri is there chatting away to the chef (heavily tattooed and alternative :) )when they exclaim their special is a 21 Layer Crepe Pie!  Grant and I were fixed to the TV and made a mental note of the process…our own little twist can be seen with instructions below! Continue reading »