The Classic Victoria Sponge

A classic Victoria Sponge – I went a bit mad with the icing sugar dusting though!

I absolutely LOVE cake. I could quite happily live without chocolate, but there is no way I could cope without the odd bit of cake and a cuppa! My favourite has to be the classic Victoria Sponge, complete with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam…mmm…so easy to make and it tastes so good! One to make this weekend I think… Continue reading…


Creating Cakes

My wonderful friend Hannah has just started blogging about her passion for baking and creating celebration cakes.¬†She makes the most yummy cakes and I’m always so impressed with her decoration – I don’t know how she does it! Hannah has very kindly agreed to make our wedding cake which is so exciting, and it’s so lovely to have friends involved in our wedding.

You can follow Hannah’s journey as she learns more about cake making and decorating techiniques by visiting her Creating Cakes blog.

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Pie (with my own twist!)

Yummy chicken pie – with an upside-down bird on the top!

If you haven’t got a copy of Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals it should definitely go on your Christmas wish list. A lot of people have complained about the fact that the meals actually take longer than 30 minutes to prepare, because when Jamie does it he has all of his ingredients laid out and all of the equipment ready. But, to be honest, this doesn’t really bother me that much – as with any recipe it takes time to become familiar with it, and I have got much quicker at the preparation side of things! Continue reading…

How to make your own ipad case – pdf download

ipad case

Yesterday I posted a tutorial about how to make your own ipad case, but due to a technological hitch I couldn’t include all of the photos that I wanted to (sorry – maybe it was the person doing it rather than the technology!). So I came up with the idea of creating a pdf document with the instructions and extra photos to help – fingers crossed this works…

If you’d like to download a copy, please click on this link SMCSLT Make Your Own Ipad Case Tutorial.