Im Back

Hello, Im back after a very long time of not posting. Studying for my GCSE’S left me with little time to blog and since then I have demonstrated at the Abergavenny Food Festival and started my baking course at college. Even though I haven’t been posting I have been baking quite a lot.

At the food festival this year Becky James and I made a unicorn cake, starting from the basics off crumb coating and stacking your cake, to pipping skills and making unicorn horns.

As well as attending college I am setting up a cake commission company where I will be baking cakes to order. This has yet to launch but it is in the process.

Here are just a few photos of me and Becky demonstrating

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Day 11 -Black Forest Gateaus Trifle

Hello and welcome to Day 11 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is Black Forest Gateaus Trifle. This is a take on a traditional Black Forest gateaus. Because in my house hold we love a bit of trifle, I thought I would take two traditional Christmas bakes and combine them. I made my well know brownies as sponge fingers for the base to make it even more indulgent. I hope you are enjoying ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’ as it comes to an end and hopefully managed to take some inspiration. I would just like to say how much fun I have had doing it and has given me opportunities to come up with and try different ideas. Thank you.
Merry Christmas
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Day 10 – Stollen

Hello and welcome to Day 10 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is stollen. The first time I had stollen was 2 years ago at ‘The Angel’ in Abergavenny where they do amazing afternoon teas. It was so delicious, with the marzipan and all the fruit, so this year I just had to try it. It wasn’t that hard to do but it does take a lot of time with all the proving and baking. I have had a lot of praise with this bake and I think it is the perfect Christmas bake if your not a fan of mince pies.
Merry Christmas
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Day 9 – Baileys Tiramisu

Hello and welcome to Day 9 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlbakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is baileys tiramisu. I am a mass fan of tiramisu, Its just so easy but such a yummy pudding for coffee lovers (myself included). Baileys is a very Christmasy drink I think so incorporating this into one of my favourite puddings is just amazing. Please do try this pudding out, it is so good and many people will be Asking for seconds I can assure you.
Merry Christmas
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Day 8 – Chocolate Yule Log

Hello and welcome to Day 8 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is chocolate Yule log. I made quite a few of these last year as I just enjoy making them so much and they are so yummy. It is such a simple bake but looks so impressive. There is fresh whipped cream in the Yule log Aswell so it is a bake that stays in the fridge.
Merry Christmas
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Day 7 – Christmas Pudding Bon Bon’s

Hello and welcome to Day 7 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is Christmas pudding Bon bons. These are so simple to make and look very effective. All I did was mix crumbled Christmas pudding in some melted chocolate and rolled them into balls and let them set. I then put some white chocolate over them and let it drizzle down, and put some icing on to decorate. I really do recommend trying these. They are so fun to make.
Merry Christmas
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Day 6 – Hot Chocolate With Homemade Marshmallows

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. I love making marshmallows. There’s just something so therapeutic about seeing a caramel liquid double in size when whisked and transforming into a massive ball of white fluff, effectively. This is a very naughty treat and very very indulgent. I also recommend having this delicious treat whilst watching your favourite Christmas film.
Merry Christmas
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Day 5 – Christmas Sausage Rolls

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of ‘The 12 Bakes Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s bake is sausage rolls. Now I only ever make these at Christmas time so when it comes to making them it makes me feel very festive. Every year I make plain sausage rolls, Although these are yummy I thought I would change it up a bit this year. What I did was added cranberry sauce and nutmeg to my sausage meat. I didn’t know how they where going to taste so I was a bit anxious, but they where so good. They where a bit sweet from the cranberry sauce but then had a lovey kick of sea salt. I’m am for sure making more of these for Boxing Day.
Merry Christmas
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Day 4 – Christmas Tree Meringues

Hello and welcome to Day 4 of ‘The 12 Days Of Littlebakersblog’. Today’s Christmas bake is mini Christmas tree meringues. This is green meringue pipped in layers to get the effect of a Christmas tree and then sprinkles over it for the look of baubles. When I pipped them on to the tray they held there shape of the tree, until I put them in the oven, then they lost there shape (but I still think people would know that it’s resembles a Christmas tree). These where a fun little bake to try and very simple. I would define try them out again.
Merry Christmas
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