Baking afternoon

Nothing nicer than a coffee and cupcake treat in the afternoon.

I had a few cake sales to bake for recently so indulged in nearly a full day of baking.  I then froze a lot and have just been defrosting two or three each week.  Don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner as normally I end up baking a whole batch of cupcakes and eating just one and giving all the rest away!  

I love laying everything out before I start.  I used to be really bad and just grab things out of the cupboard with floury hands and then three quarters way through the recipe realise that I was missing an essential ingredient!!  Now I lay everything out before I begin.


 What I’m not so keen on is the mess I seem to make and the few hours it takes to clean up !

 However once they come out of the oven it’s all worthwhile

Especially when I get to sit back and enjoy one with a lovely cup of coffee :O)
The cupcakes I made here were blueberry ones and chocolate ones but I have to say they weren’t amazing.  The chocolate cupcake recipe was very dry – does anyone have a nice recipe they would like to share?  The blueberry was ok, a little boring if I’m honest.  I like strong flavours – especially spices so next time i’ll make cinnamon buns and I’m on the lookout for a nice carrot cake cupcake recipe too.

2018-11-08T19:00:43+00:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: baking, cottage|


  1. Crafted by Carly 04/11/2013 at 11:36 am

    THAT looks like a fun baking session!!!

  2. Anonymous 04/11/2013 at 3:24 pm

    I made a chocolate potato cake last week….delicious, so moist and rich! If my cupcakes turn out dry i'll usually serve them warm with hot chocolate sauce for pudding! Love your heart measuring cups.

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