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Something a little different!

This week I was asked if I could make a fressh cream chocolate roulade. Not being one to shun a challenge I decided to give it a go!

Obviously to add a new product to the menu we have to try it out and, the best bit, taste test :)

Whenever I'm trying out a new recipe I search through the mountain of books that litter my shelves to find the one which looks easy but delicious. Mary Berry is one of my faves so naturally I headed for her baking bible.
This is the recipe I used.


Gingerbread has got to be one of my all time favourites. I love it as cookies, biscuits and even in my latte! So with the festive season in swing I know it's time to try something different. I've seen the American craze of making gingerbread houses in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and wow they look fantastic!

But for my first attempt I thought I'd use a great cutter kit from Lakeland. I have a great gingerbread recipe so I used this and then used the cutters to create the different panels ready for the house.

Taking a break!!

Taking a break!!!

I've decided with the run up to Christmas, to take a bit of a break from the cake selling world and renew my love for baking by trying a multitude of new and well-loved recipes!

It's true of a lot of bakers and cakers, that you have soooo many baking books... it's certainly true for me!

This is just a small selection!!!

Imay be strange but do enjoy reading through these... just the thought of baking certain desserts and cakes is easier than having to make them, especially when I'm so busy!

Peanut Butter Experiments

This week has seen some experiments using peanut butter!
There's so many different ways to enjoy peanut butter but I've now discovered a new angle! Although there are cupcake makers that bring you these flavours, it was never anything I'd have thought to be good with cake. Anyway, a suggestion from one of my Facebook likers saw me giving it a go.

Unfortunatley I didn't take pics, but they were made very roughly, and tasted by the biggest fan of cake... ME!

Well the American candy treat, Reece's, was the basic idea for flavour number one.


One of my absolute favourite recipes to make is gingerbread biscuits. It reminds me of being a kid again, making biscuits with my Grandma on a Sunday ready for Sunday tea! Here's my recipe, I think it's totally delicious! They can be quite soft if you put them straight into an airtight container, but if you leave them out over night they have that crunch you get with certain bakerys!!


300g self raising flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
100g caster sugar
50g butter or margarine
3 tbsp golden syrup

Chocolate Brownies

Happy New Year!

The beginning of 2012 was a cakey one!! I had the urge to bake yesterday and that is what I did!

It started with a new chocolate cake recipe using the best Belgian chocolate... smelled yummy whilst baking. Unfortunately I didn't get to ice it as it's better to let it rest before spitting it into layers. So today's job will be to fill and ice with a delicious caramel buttercream. Will post pics when it's done!

But that wasn't all! I also baked some triple chocolate brownies... this recipe came from 'Fat Witches' recipe book.

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Since the Royal wedding there has been a massive increase in the number of people searching for chocolate biscuit cake... well not to disappoint, here at CbO we have a fabulous recipe just for you to use! Give it a try and let me know what you think!!
Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe
200g biscuits, any variety
100g butter
70g golden syrup
150g dark chocolate
150g milk chocolate
Optional extras
50g of anything you fancy;
   marshmallows, hazelnuts, cherries, raisins, dried apricots, or whatever
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