Miscellaneous

Macarons vs Macaroons

I don’t make these terribly often, but they are my Grandma’s favourite so it’s quite special when I do (And I like to try and make some extra for her!)

I’ve always called them Macaroons but I think I should be calling them Macarons really! What do you call them? What’s your favourite flavour? These ones are custard and white chocolate, topped with cutesy sprinkles from The Shire Bakery (@theshirebakery on instagram)

xxx

Miscellaneous

Springing through the year like…

How is it March already? I swear time really does go faster as you get older, how does that happen?

At least that means Spring is in on way and we should get a break from the snow and this chilly weather. Brrr. I don’ cope well with the cold so I really don’ know why I’m not living abroad!

Anyway, enjoy this pic of these cute little bunnies to get you in the mood for Spring. These are sweet vanilla biscuits with an orange flavoured royal icing. Would you like to see a recipe for these?

Miscellaneous

Spreading the Love

So today I just want to spread the love of a fellow Etsy seller (and avid instagrammer) Little Betty Retro (search @littlebettyretro)

She collects All things Vintage and has the most gorgeous collection of dresses and China. I bought this cute little trio: teacup, saucer and side plate, and look how lovely it is! Perfect prop for my cake-y photos! Plus, she also included a cutesy postcard and her pooch in sticker form!

Go take a peek, I’m sure you will find something you love too 🙂

Celebration, Miscellaneous

Chocolate Scotch Eggs – Say Whaaaa?!

Hello hello,

How are you? I’m hoping you’ve broken your New Year’s Resolutions because I am super excited to share some of our Scotch Egg variations with you!

As well as our usual Creme Egg Scotch eggs, this year we have added Caramel Scotch Eggs, Lindor Scotch Eggs, Peanut Butter Scotch Eggs and a few Minis too- Creme Egg, Caramel and Oreo. (There are a couple more to come but I was far too excited to wait till they are ready!)

I’m sure you have heard of these by now, they are Creme Eggs (or some other variant!) wrapped in gooey chocolate brownie, then coated in biscuit crumbs (or more chocolate!) So lots of different textures and lots of chocolate-  definitely for anyone with a sweet tooth!

Don’t worry, these have been taste tested and I think it’s safe to say they pass the test. My favourite is probably the Peanut Butter one, I thought these would be too sickly for me but nope! Anyway, take a look for yourself and if you fancy trying one or two, they are available here.

 

Miscellaneous, Recipes

Don’t forget the goggles!

I can’t believe I have never made Churros before!

A week or so ago we hosted a ‘Games Night’ (it started with a Movie Trivia Quiz Game and ended with Cards Against Humanity…) It is kind of an unwritten rule that the host puts on a little bit of a buffet/selection of nibbles. Well quite frankly, I’ve had enough buffet food over the festive season so opted for chilli, wedges and nachos, plus something sweet.

So easy to make, I used the recipe from the BBC Good Food Website but added a generous sprinkling of sugar to the dry ingredients before mixing together, and for an extra twist, I used Dark Chocolate with a hint Orange. Don’t be put off by the comments in the Method on the site- basically suggesting you wear full body armour as the Churros can explode when cooking, don’t get me wrong, I have no doubt that they could be pretty dangerous (please always be careful around hot oil!) But none of mine exploded so thankfully I didn’t regret not having any protective eye wear!

Definitely recommend you give them a go, everyone was impressed (well, everyone who got to try them- one person was a little slow and missed out due to everyone else scoffing them!) and I have even been instructed to make them again!

Miscellaneous

New Year Resolutions

Did you make any resolutions this year? Are they the usual, must lose weight/eat healthier/make time for friends and family? Have you broken them already?

My Resolution is to make time to share a few blog posts, unlike last year where they were virtually non-existent. I aim to write at least one a month, but preferably one a week- let’s see how long it lasts!

So hands up, who has caved and has been munching the Christmas chocolate already? Maybe you don’t feel guilty because you were lucky enough to get your hands on our Scaredy Sprouts and Boozy Brussels- at least you can pretend you’re eating healthy!

 

Celebration, Market, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

The Dreaded V Word…

So it’s Valentine’s Day in two weeks and you haven’t thought about what to get your better half. That sounds familiar!

We thought we’d take the stress away by giving you a whopping 30% off our chocolate brownies which can be personalised with your choice of message or topped with their favourite sweets and treats. We also have a ridiculously good deal on our Valentine’s Pops- 4 personalised pops for only £3.50

Take a look at our Etsy shop here…

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TwoLittleCakeLadies?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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