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A few weeks ago I was kindly invited to an interview at the headquarters of London Student Magazine - for those who don’t know that means the Student Union of the University of London! It was good to be on university grounds again and talk about what I love best with people who share that passion (Helena and Eve – check out her blog here). Below is the video of the interview – I hope you enjoy!
I think it’s only right that I post a picture of my tiered celebration cake that was not shown on episode one of the Great British Bake Off. It was a two-tiered ginger sponge with vanilla buttercream frosting and marzipan roses on the side. And believe it or not, I made it all myself. OK not the cake board…
The judges liked it overall, good flavour and nice presentation, if I remember correctly. It didn’t blow them away but it surely didn’t disappoint =D
And here’s what the Lemon Meringue Cupcakes shoulda, woulda, coulda looked like had time been on my side…
This the (new & improved) recipe for the Apple & Cinnamon Cupcakes I made on Series 1 of GBBO. The idea behind them was an apple-based dessert served with custard, hence the apple and cinnamon in the cupcake base and the custard powder in the frosting. Adding fruit to cake recipes is always a bit tricky because too much fruit will produce extra moisture while the cake cooks (preventing it from cooking completely and even causing it to collapse) whilst too little makes you wonder if it was worth adding any at all. The balance is usually rectified by adding more flour to a basic recipe and practising until they’re perfect. Or you could just use a wonderfully crafted recipe already tried & tested… (need I say more?) Click here for the recipe
There have been a number of birthdays back at home recently and with me being here at Uni I haven’t been able to celebrate them. If I had been there I know exactly what my gifts would’ve been so instead I thought I’d share them with you. Cupcakes are brilliant as they are pretty easy to make and can really turn heads when executed with that extra touch. Be sure not to overfill the cases otherwise the mixture will spill over the edges as they bake (hence why I weigh mine to make sure they’re evenly filled). Click here for the recipe