A reflective week this week. After a cracking Great British Bake Off final I’ve been looking back at some of my own highlights of the past year.
No blog from me last week as I’ve been flat out with work but I’ve got a fun few weeks ahead. Come and catch up with me in person if you get a chance!
So I’m officially a published author! The first copy of my book, B.I.Y. Bake It Yourself, arrived this week and it looks fantastic.
Just a quick blog post today as I’m up to my elbows in flour at the moment testing out some new recipes.
I’ve had a fantastic week this week getting to do some really cool things and ending in a great Father’s Day.
A great week ending in my daughter’s 6th birthday party. My kids’ birthday cakes are one of the main reasons I got into baking in the first place. This one was particularly sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
This week we’ve made the most of the sunshine and spent nearly all of it outdoors – perfect!
When you get accepted as a contestant on the Great British Bake Off, there’s a very interesting part of the contract. It warns “you will gain weight”! I have to say that with the amount of baking I’ve done over the past 18 months, it’s inevitable that it takes its toll a bit but I’ve got quite an active week ahead to start making up for it.
One of the best things about being on Bake Off was learning so many different baking techniques: pastries, tarts, éclairs, etc. But without fail, it’s cakes that prove the most popular and that I’m still asked to make most often. I’ve probably got more cake recipes buzzing around my head at any one time than anything else and cakes have kept me busy in the kitchen this past fortnight. So I’m going to share a few of my top tips…