A spoonful of sugar is all it takes

Lately I feel like I have finally passed the Motherhood test. I managed to bake inbetween naps. 
Next thing on the list is to have dinner in the oven before MrTTDER gets home from work!! Watch this space.
Anyway... so last week I made cupcakes for my sister's baby shower. Pale blue buttercream frosting with milk bottle sweets and edible iridescent glitter in gold cases. They were a hit!
Earlier this week I made delicious banana loaf which has nearly completely gone- I guess MrTTDER likes it! This is the second time I have made it and I still haven't managed the timings. With both attempts the top has been a little overcooked because I wasn't sure if the middle had finished cooking. This is definitely a work in progress. I think I want to try blueberry loaf and a tea loaf using a Lady Grey or 'English Rose' tea!
This banana loaf recipe I use is so so easy to follow and perfect for those times I forget to eat the last two bananas! Oops.
Yesterday Olive and I spent the day at my sister's with a friend. We all helped make a few batches of cupcakes, along with my nephews, whilst eating on the way (I say we, but basically Olive and I watched and helped taste the buttercreams and sweets!). They were so good. I didn't manage to take a snap of the other cupcakes but they were topped with fancy chocolate buttercream and decorated by the boys- basically the entire contents of the sprinkle pot!!

Next week is my birthday so I really want to make blondies (blonde brownies!). But with sprinkles- Funfetti Blondies. If they turn out pretty (& delicious) I might even pop the recipe up on here.

Would you be interested in seeing Recipe posts? Cake & biscuits are THE best treat to have with a tea after all.


  1. This was so lovely to read. We'll done for your achievements ... the cakes look divine! Xxx

  2. I'd definitely be interested in seeing recipe posts! These are too adorable :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  3. I'm such a dolly mixtures fan! Love baking (and eating what I've baked!) ;) Alice xx


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