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Tag Archives: cupcakes

Some fun and a little life lesson from Snowflake and Barbie

I don’t do instant!  Instant coffee blasphemes the bean.  Instant meals and cakes are unconscionable.  My grandfather and great grandfather were master bakers and owned Pockets Tea Room (Bakery) in Salisbury (now Harare).  Baking is a tactile passion for me.  I shudder at the thought of instant cake mix. At the SA Mom Blogs #JoziMeetUp my exciting goodie bag contained ... Read More »

Secret centre Cranberry Cupcakes, delicious and healthy

** LUCKY DUNCAN WON THE OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRY HAMPER** Cranberries are jewel pretty and packed with goodness.  These super fruits contain vitamin C and powerful antioxidants.  I always knew that they are excellent in dealing with UTI’s (I’ve tried and tested this successfully) but research is now showing that they can also play a role in cardiovascular health.  When Ocean ... Read More »

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS – MAKE LEMON CUPCAKES

  To make these I used the aptly named Perfect vanilla cupcake recipe on Glorious Treats as a base and made a tweak or two.   I am besotted with this recipe and can’t stop playing with it, the cupcakes are moist, light and simply divine. LEMON CUPCAKES (makes 15- 16) INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking ... Read More »

Rose Water Cupcakes – a little taste of spring

  Johannesburg is bleak, brown and black during winter, but little buds are beginning to form and spring is so close I can taste it. Well I wanted to taste it and made these rose water cupcakes to bring a splash of sunshine into a dreary day. I used the Perfect vanilla cupcake recipe on Glorious Treats as a base.  ... Read More »

No Halloween is not the Devils birthday

Here in South Africa Halloween is not a big deal and I have never given it much thought other than it being my childhood friend’s birthday and her always having a fancy dress party to celebrate.  Last year Cliff decided that it would be fun for the children if we bought a pumpkin to carve and have a bit of ... Read More »

‘500 Cupcakes’ – review

I will aways choose quality over quantity and the recipe book ‘500 Cupcakes’ is a perfect example.  I would rather have 5 excellent cupcake recipes than 500 which are below par.  Most of the recipes are very variations of the same.  This would be acceptable if the recipes were great, but judging from the 2 which I have tried I ... Read More »