Aeolistic


Season’s Eatings

I haven’t really baked anything for a good while! Sam has very kindly had me to stay this week so I figured it was a prime opportunity to whip up some cupcakes! And they even survived the train up. These are “candy-cane” cupcakes – vanilla with swirled peppermint frosting from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book!



Chocolate fudge cupcakes

On another one of my baking whims, I decided to bake chocolate fudge cupcakes. I used Nigella’s recipe and made chocolate buttercream frosting to put on top. These were easily the best cupcakes I’ve made thus far – so delicious. I think they’ll have to make another appearance sooner rather than later.



Maybe I have a problem…
December 20, 2010, 1:34 am
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I’m on something of a baking rampage recently. This time it was shortbread biscuits. I’ve never made biscuits before but these turned out alright! I think another batch of these is in order in the run up to Christmas.



‘Tis the season to bake cakes

My best friend gave me Nigella’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess book as an early Christmas present, so this week I decided to road test her carrot cupcake recipe. Oh my, they were good.

It has taken me a while to get into the festive spirit this year, but I think I’ve finally got there. Much cooking, baking and seasonal frivolity on the way!



Bakin’
December 10, 2010, 2:40 am
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I made some Malteser cupcakes last week. They were quite something. It’s pretty cool that standard cupcake mix can be so enhanced simply by adding Maltesers. I added whole ones to the cake batter and crushed ones to the buttercream frosting. I made enough to fill a couple of cake tins and they disappeared pretty quickly so I’m assuming I wasn’t the only one who liked them.



Cupcake celebration

As it’s my last full-time week at my old job, I’ve made some cupcakes to bring in tomorrow. It has become something of a habit to bring in my baked goods to work. Baking is a brilliant way to let off steam and forget the stresses of the day, and I guess I’ve been a bit stressed recently so I’ve been baking a lot. These are chocolate cupcakes, each with a chunk of white chocolate in the centre. The frosting is cream cheese with a hint of vanilla. Do you like my new cake tins, by the way? They were a birthday present from my mum and a lovely addition to my kitchenware.

I wish I had the momentum to write something more interesting, but I just don’t have it right now. If all goes to plan, the hunt for a summer flat may have come to an end. My poor, insanely tired body can’t take much more trekking around after work to view flats. I feel like I’m too busy to take everything in, and that’s never a good feeling. I’ve spent some time lounging in parks and various eateries, however, in between work and viewings. It’s funny how much you can fit into small windows of time!



Chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate chips

My friend Tara came round again yesterday for more baking (+ air punching to Magic FM + watching Hercules on DVD). I like how these cupcakes turned out. Just your standard cupcake recipe with plenty of cocoa powder and some white chocolate chips thrown in.

I need to stop buying cupcake cases.

Note the Harry Potter lightning bolt, noughts and crosses and x_x cupcakes.

My x_x face brings all the boys to the yarrrd, and they’re like, baking is harrrd.

Also, a few shots from a confectionery shop in China Town! Seeing as we’re on the subject of sweet things.

My eyes widen whenever I walk into any of the Asian food shops in London. They’re always so cute and enticing. I’m easily tempted by cute packaging. Just the other day I was in a Japanese food shop on Brewer Street and came out with koala-shaped biscuits in a colourful, patterned box. Needless to say, I hadn’t even thought about them again until now. I don’t know if I even have the heart to eat biscuits shaped like koalas. If you want to sell something, put it in a cute box.