brown bear cookies

brown bear cookies

Sunday afternoon, a red fox was sunning itself in a garden two houses down. He was so close, I could have touched him – and so tame, I really probably could have. You see, he’s a common sight in our neighbourhood: he prowls about the flowers by night and hides himself in sleep by day. But still, I found him unsettling. Not because he’s wild – or, as wild as a suburban London fox can be – but because he’s stealthy. This fox prefers midnight to midday, and the cover of streetlights to four o’clock rays.

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behind the cupcake cake

behind the cupcake cake

It would be stupid for me to start this post with the sentence ‘I love baking cakes’, because, well, that should be obvious by now. But, I do love baking cakes – challenging cakes that require hours of decoration, cakes with complex flavour profiles, cakes that are bigger than my refrigerator can comfortably hold. I love baking cakes so much that I volunteer one for nearly every event I attend. But sometimes, I just don’t have the time to bake a cake.

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s’mores doughnuts 

s’mores doughnuts 

A couple of weeks ago, I jetted off to America to visit family (and, to be honest, take a pretty well-deserved break from an endless work schedule). And between a lot of travel, late-night Walmart trips, and Reese’s Cups, I managed to find a cut-price Wilton doughnut pan, which was perhaps my favourite souvenir. Okay, alongside the chocolate pudding cups.

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a cake-y round-up 

a cake-y round-up 

So, I’ve been a little lax on the whole blogging thing. Truthfully, I feel like the month of May has flown by. That’s partially because at work, I’m entering a busy autumnal planning period (magazines are a tiny bit insane) and partially because at home, the cake-making is endless.

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