Kitchen Exploits – Week 2


It’s taken well over a month to get from Week 1 to Week 2. Oops! We’ve moved house in that time, but this one is actually from our old kitchen.

A friend of mine asked me to make some cakes for her baby shower, and that seemed like a great opportunity to make my favourite chocolate cupcakes – recipe here.

Happy Doughnut


A few weeks ago it was a friend’s birthday. There’s a whole big in-joke about doughnuts, and having spent 45 minutes of my lunch hour utterly failing to find a single card featuring doughnut (by the end I would’ve settled for a rubbish one), I decided to make my own. I don’t know why that wasn’t my decision from the beginning – handmade cards are always so much better and more appreciated than a shop-bought one. I used watercolour and ink for the design on the front – and picked an envelope and inside lining to match the icing.

Happy Doughnut Day, Lou!