Gin And Tonic Cake

If you’re looking for a way to merge your favourite drink with a light sponge cake, this is it. There’s a little gin in the cake batter and the icing, but it’s very subtle and not too overpowering (depending on how much you want). I’d recommend taste testing along the way until you’ve got an…

From a Hackney to an E17 kitchen

This blog started in 2016 while I was living in a one-bed flat in Hackney, sandwiched in-between Clissold and Finsbury Parks. The kitchen was compact (to say the least) but we had three lovely years living there and many happy cake customers during that time. After getting married last year and outgrowing the flat we…

Wedding cakes

Our wedding featured a LOT of cake, I baked my own wedding cake and then we asked our lovely guests to bring bakes which were the pudding course of our main meal (a posh picnic afternoon tea). For the main cake, I made a three-tiered cake with a different flavour in each layer. The bottom…

Christmas Party Cake Pops

Christmas is the season for indulgence in pretty much every form; cakes, chocolate, cheese boards, you name it, and what better way to celebrate the season than with cake pops? We recently hosted a Christmas drinks party for all of our friends and with a tiny flat we had to think of clever¬†ways to fit…

Lemon and Rosemary Scones

Scones are great at any time of year and while you can’t go wrong with the plain versions, topped with butter, cream and jam, here I’ve added rosemary and lemon for a refreshing twist on the classic. Rosemary and lemon is a classic flavour combination and works with pretty much anything, sweet or savoury, but…

15 Of The Best Pumpkin Cake Recipes

There are few things in life I get more excited about than the crisp feel of walking over crunchy autumn leaves, the nights drawing in and my flat smelling of the warm aroma of baking pumpkin. Nothing marks the changing in season more and the run up to Christmas as baking with pumpkin and cinnamon…

Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts

I’ve always thought doughnuts were the kind of thing which are always easier to buy rather than faffing about with a pan of hot oil and hours of waiting for the dough to rise. that was until a friend of mine started making baked doughnuts. My good friend Sarah, who is quite the expert in…

Matcha And Lemon Cup Cakes

We’ve all heard about matcha powder and if you haven’t, just have a look through any recent article in the past few months talking about the latest superfood. But what’s slightly less common in the UK ¬†is matcha cake and after being sent in some Bloom matcha in ‘mindpower’ flavour powder I set to work…

Nutella and Banana Fairy Cakes

I generally can’t be trusted to have nutella around the flat as no matter where it is, or what time of day (or night) it is, I will crack into it and eat it, by the spoonful, so making these cakes was a slightly risk business. The velvety smooth chocolate spread is a thing of…

Peanut Butter And Jam Biscuits

Peanut butter and jam (or jelly if you’re from the US) is a combination that fits together perfectly, a bit like cheese and pineapple. The sticky thickness of the peanut butter is combined with the sweet fruity flavour of the jam in a heavenly union. While they go together on pretty much anything, I decided…