Gingerbread Cake with Custard Frosting

There are so many delicious must-have sweet-treats and desserts floating around at Christmas time (mince pies, fruit cake, Christmas pudding, yule log…) that the classic Gingerbread Cake sometimes gets over-looked. Often, we opt to get our gingerbread fix from baking cookies instead, which ticks a lot of boxes for me. Yet sometimes, I want all…

Jamaican Ginger Cake

Sticky, spicy and utterly unctuous, this cake will certainly put a smile on your face. I’m a big fan of all kinds of ginger cake, be they fluffy and lightly spiced or dense and packed with a punch. This one is definitely the latter. It’ll bowl over the competition. In fact, it’ll probably move in,…

Traditional(ish) Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea can simply be a cup of your favourite tea and a slice of cake, but if you want it to be more of a ceremony – you have to embrace it. Make it a celebration. Whatever you do, don’t hold back. I am super lucky that my friends here in Switzerland hail from…

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

Gooey. Fudgy. Squidgy. Chocolatey. Hedonistic. Lush. Try as you might, there’s no one-word that truly encapsulates what a chocolate brownie is. It’s a humble thing made with humble ingredients, but it deserves adjectives. If you don’t offer them up initially, it will illicit them from you after the first bite. I made these to take…

Carrot & Peach Mini Loaves

“Bugs Bunny was wrong…¬† People think that their rabbits should eat carrots because that’s what Bugs Bunny does. But he’s a cartoon, real rabbits don’t talk, and they shouldn’t be eating carrots too often either.” Rachel Roxburgh, an animal scientist from the RSPCA. That’s right, Bugs Bunny is responsible for 11% of pet rabbits suffering…

Pink Champagne Cupcakes with Marshmallow Rose Frosting

As a writer, it’s important to get to know your genre. With the new book I am writing, I found myself entering a new world and so one afternoon, I decided to take a trip to the bookstore and mingle with my new genre. At the shop, I beelined for the ‘Childrens 10+’ section and…

Persian Love Cake

It’s finally here! The day has come! My first novel¬†Bricktop’s Club is available to buy! It’s both exciting and terrifying. I’m not one for big parties or raucous shindigs, but I do love cake. I decided to bake myself something special to commemorate my special day and share the love. What better way to share…