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.
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.
Emojis seem to be taking over the world lately; ‘The Emoji Movie‘ comes out in August, there is now a ‘Cakemoji‘ recipe book and even my Mum has started using Emojis in her texts (it’s like when she first learnt about text slang but worse!)
For Christmas one of my best friend’s Helen got me a copy of the Cakemoji recipe book which contains a number of different recipes, all featuring the Emoji in different forms. Some of these recipes include heart cookies, poop cupcakes and rainbow brownies. While flicking through I had the idea to finally make good use of some edible ink pens I bought a while ago by making a batch of emoji macarons. Could we call them emojarons? Maybe not.
A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I were lucky enough to spend a long weekend in the wonderful city of Copenhagen. It is safe to say, alongside visiting the countless royal palaces and museums, eating was very much at the top of the agenda.
First and foremost, I obviously couldn’t leave Denmark without sampling one of their trademark pastries. Secondly, after doing a little research beforehand reading various travel blogs, lots of people recommended trying one of Copenhagen’s famous hot dogs.
So off went in search of pastries and hot dogs…