Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Lemon, Elderflower and Mascarpone Cake

My blog's had a make-over! What do you think of Doodles and Daydreams new look? Personally I love it. It's a lot cleaner and hopefully more professional, plus I've organised my posts into different categories so it will be easier to navigate. I've still got some changes to make but we're getting there!

So it's officially autumn. With the pretty poor summer we had this year, I'm not really sure how I feel about the fact that any chance of hot sunny weather has pretty much disappeared now. I'm still yet to get into the autumn frame of mind, so here's a nice summery bake for you!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Autumn Baking Pinspiration

Brrrr, it's getting chilly, isn't it!? I don't think I'm quite prepared for this cold weather yet, but I'm trying to ease myself into Autumn by remembering all the things I love about it. At number one? Autumn flavours. I just love all the spices around this time of year, be it in food, drink or candle form. Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger... mmmm just dreamy! Forget pumpkin spiced latte (although to be fair I haven't actually tried one yet), I'm all about that chai tea latte (if you haven't had it before, go and get one now. Right now. I promise you won't regret it). All this daydreaming about delicious flavours has got me thinking about Autumn baking. To Pinterest!

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Chocolate and Honeycomb Checkerboard Cake

Happy September! How did that happen? I swear it just turned July the other day. With September comes a rush of birthdays, so expect a lot of birthday cake posts over the next few weeks! First up, Reiss' birthday! As explained in last year's Birthday Banoffee Cake post, he's not a huge fan of the standard (and my go to) chocolate cake, so I'm always looking for inspiration for something a little bit different.