Hummingbird Bakery Chocolate Easter cupcakes

Today I made the Hummingbird Bakery chocolate cupcakes and then added some Cadbury’s mini eggs to give them an Easter twist! I haven’t tried one yet as I’m saving them to give to my family tomorrow but they certainly look the part! I used Marks and Spencer muffin cases for the first time but they seemed to totally fall apart from the sponge.  I will have to try using them again to see if they needed more sponge mixture in each casing.  The Hummingbird Bakery recipe says it makes 12 but I struggled to make 10, 9 is probably more realistic.  Also, it says to use 300g of icing sugar but I found halving this quantity yielded more than enough icing.  So more experimentation to be had with different cases and quantities!

Happy 10th Birthday Brands2Life!

vanilla strawberry gateauxYesterday, to mark the 10th anniversary of Brands2Life starting up, we commissioned this fantastic three layer cake from Patisserie Valerie. It’s a combo of vanilla strawberry gateaux and double chocolate cake! It was delicious, especially when eaten with a glass of champagne (or three).

vanilla strawberry gateaux and double chocolate cake

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