Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

FLUFFY. delicate. delightful! The delicately spiced carrot cake pairs beautifully with sweet, white chocolate frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for a tea party or as a little treat during afternoon tea when you need to recharge your batteries. The ones in the picture are mini cupcakes, but in the method, I’ve put timings for both…

Honey & Almond Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

Did you know that in its entire lifetime a honey-bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey? Yet in one single hive over one year, 15 – 45 kilograms of honey is produced! It certainly underscores the phrase busy as a bee, doesn’t it? I don’t think bees need to worry about any other creatures…

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…

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Twelfth Night marked the official end of Christmas. The superstition goes, that tree spirits take refuge in our homes over the festive season, living in our Christmas trees and greenery. On Twelfth Night, all Christmas trimmings must be taken down for the spirits to be set free into the wild. It is thought that if…

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

I love cupcakes. They’re easy to make, versatile and come Christmas they’re the perfect thing to take to parties, get-togethers, work, brunch, lunch, anything really. Guaranteed to put a smile on even the Grinchiest face. And did I mention how easy they are? I did? Well, they are. Much easier than cookies in my opinion,…