Sticky toffee pudding

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Well it may be Spring but I’m not sure the weather is quite aware of this. It was a blustery, wild day in Hampshire yesterday – it was definitely not been feeling like Spring at all. We had our friends Simon and Louisa over for dinner so I made this sticky toffee pudding for dessert. With yesterday’s weather a comforting, warm pudding was definitely needed!
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Carrot and walnut bundt cake

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Oh cream cheese icing – why are you my nemesis? Why, every time I try to make you, do you turn into a runny mess instead of the thick icing you’re meant to be? I have tried on several occasions now to make cream cheese icing with not a lot of success. The only time I’ve really been successful was when I made Jo Wheatley’s carrot cake traybake. Every other time, I’ve ended up with runny icing that’s dripped off the cake or cupcakes I’ve made, to create a sea of icing. Sadly, this was another one of those situations. Luckily it wasn’t all bad and what it didn’t have in looks it made up for in its taste.
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Banana and chocolate bread

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One of my friends Mia, came round for dinner this week and in her honour I made this banana and chocolate bread. She is a big fan of any kind of banana cake and I had some overripe bananas so it seemed like a perfect match. I’ve said it many times before but I’ll say it again – I love the combination of chocolate and banana. This is a Delicious Magazine recipe that I spotted a little while ago.
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3D Minion Cake – Take Two

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This isn’t a new post but I wanted to share some of the photos of this weekend’s bake. I was asked by one of our lovely learning support assistants at school if I would make a Minion cake for her son’s fifth birthday. I was of course up for the challenge! You can read about my first attempt at making a 3D Minion cake here. I used the same recipe but this time decided to give covering the whole cake in fondant icing a go. It was a little tricky to say the least and I did require Mr Birdie’s help. Luckily it turned out reasonably well and the birthday boy was pleased!
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