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Sweet things to make
Tue 13-Nov-12
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I made a traybake this evening, and it's looking pretty scrumptious!

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Wed 14-Nov-12
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That reminds me I have a few recipes from Women's Weekly - or something like that with a whole load of tray bakes in them. Must dig it out and see if I can feed up my bottomless pit of a hubby. Filling him is a nightmare at the moment, worse than a teenager and there isn't much of him to waste away either.eeek

Wed 14-Nov-12
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Working him too hard obviously...tongue

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Nov-12
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I made 12 individual Christmas cakes today - and put some sherry on them, next step is to marzipan, then ice, then decorate.

(Hoping to sell them for Rotary)

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Thu 15-Nov-12
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Blimey Val, how big we're they? How long did it all take?

Thu 15-Nov-12
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Jan, have a look at the Lakeland site, here, these are the little cakes I made! smile

I save large pieces of Christmas wrappings, and I have utilised them to make the little 'wraps' with greaseproof 'wraps' underneath them. I have sufficient Pringles lids to use as their bases, and also the Christmas see-through bags from Lakeland to protect them(they have a holly and berries pattern on them).

Funny thing, a couple of years ago, I bought The Big Issue, and there was a similar recipe in there from Fiona Cairns (think that was her name), and they looked so good, so when I saw the Lakeland ones, I decided to do them this year.

Can I say that the 12-hole pan they use in Lakeland is £19.99 - I bought the same thing in Sainsbury's for £9.99. (They're straight-sided, unlike normal small cake tins.)  ok

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Thu 15-Nov-12
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Mmm, don't fancy splashing out on the cake tins, but might have a go at these as little presses for friends.

Thu 15-Nov-12
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Jan, I suppose you could use some small tins - like baked beans or tomatoes, say, and line them with baking parchment - they'd make great little cake tins.

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Fri 16-Nov-12
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I don't mind them having sloping sides, I have 12cup muffin tin and thought I could try than, if the look daft, it will all add to the charm.

Fri 16-Nov-12
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Oh, okay - well, good luck - they do smell nice though.

I think it's quite a nice little recipe. ok

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Sun 17-Feb-13
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Son sent me this recipe this evening - d'you know what - I don't think I will ever attempt this cake - just have a glance at the ingredients list, let alone the method!!!!!

Phew!

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Sun 17-Feb-13
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I have always called them vanilla pods.  I wonder why one needs so many?  And so many ingredients for such a small cake.  And where would one get miroir glaze or titanium dioxide? Pah, experimental cheffiness!

 

I'll try that again!

Sun 17-Feb-13
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From the same sitebig_laugh

I'll try that again!

Mon 18-Feb-13
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I love those very simple crumbly cakes that you are often offered in Italian homes, so as I have a lot of almonds at the moment I think I will try this recipe that I found in my email this morning. Link here.

 

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Mon 18-Feb-13
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I suppose if I had all the time in the world, I would be tempted to have a go at the Zumba cake, just because of the challenge, however, don't think that'll be any time soon. I bet it tastes divine, but imagine how much it would cost.

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