Last year when I made my Easter speckled piñata cake I commented on how the impending Easter weekend was mainly just traffic jams, weird opening hours and being unable to get a table in the pub. This year I think things are probably going to go in the same direction. But it does give us an excuse to consume ridiculous amounts of chocolate and not feel bad about it which I guess makes these slight inconveniences worth it.
It seems that there is never a more clear indication that we’re having good weather in the UK than an instagram shot of a #kopparberg in a #beergarden. Personally I find that making daisy chain cake bunting is also an excellent way to get in to the Spring time spirit, but that’s just me.
Lightning McQueen Cake
Star Wars Castle Cake
Now America isn’t really creating a great impression of late, therefore I decided to try a recipe featuring something that America managed to get so so right… peanut butter and jelly (or jam to us Brits) I have to admit that I was once a non believer- however after trying the combination in the classic sandwich form a few years a go I have to say that I was totally converted.
If you want something colourful to cheer you up during this cold and damp January then look no further than the Meringue Girls Cookbook. The girls have taking the baking world my storm with their unique and vibrantly colourful creations. From cookie dough meringue slices, to rosewater and pistachio pavlovas each recipe incorporates meringue in its own unique way. However it is their signature meringue kisses that I have been wanting to try for a while.