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Entries in Baked (5)


Bake It So...

Yes, I'm a Star Trek dabbler. Yes, I made cupcakes to celebrate the latest movie, "Into Darkness". Yes, they are delicious. And yes, you can eat the badges. 

Almond silver white cake topped with white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream replete with all the goodness of Trekkiness (is that a word?)

So all these cupcakes have to say is, eat me up, Scotty!


I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

But my mom-in-law wouldn't be too happy with that! Not that she's against snow, just not happy about the idea of freezing her toes off while they're visiting us from sunny South Africa. 

Snow or no snow, I love Christmas. And I certainly love spreading festive cheer, especially if I can spread it with baked yumminess!

I've made my first official Mandy Bakes video for you to enjoy. Learn how to pipe cute frosting Christmas trees by following this link

And if you want a cupcake to go with that? Why not try these moist and deliciously spiced orange drizzle cupcakes. 

Follow this link to cupcake goodness


Banana + Pecan + Cinnamon = Amazing Muffins

Give those sad looking bananas a proper send off by using them to make these delicious banana pecan muffins. Topped with a crunchy cinnamon streusel, these are a great way to start the day or fill a hole between meals. 

These are super quick and easy to make and one of my favourite recipes.

Follow this link for the recipe


The End of Another Year

It's the last week of 2011 and what a busy year it's been!

I'd hoped to post more regularly, but alas, with the business of work and life, I didn't. I'm not going to promise that my recipe output will be ten fold in 2012, but I will say that I hope that you still enjoy reading about my baking antics for another year. Hopefully a little bit more of a relaxed year, I think we all deserve a break!

Strawberry Daiquiri cupcakes with a difference

So to bring in the new year, I hope you enjoy spiking some cupcakes with real boozey jelly shots, what I think is a completely new twist on the cocktail themed cupcake. Make strawberry daiquiri, flirtini, cosmopolitan or any other of your favourite cocktails in cupcake form. 

Bottom's up and I hope you have a wonderful 2012.

Follow link for the recipe

Flirtini cupcake spiked with a pineapple, vodka and Cointreau jelly shot


Mmmm.... Brownies!

Chewy, dense and delicous Pecan Nut Brownies with Chocolate Chunks, my first ever bit of dabbling with Brownies. And I tell ya, they were good! Easy too, which is always a bonus when making something so yummy that it'll fix your chocolate craving for the better part of a year ;)

Follow this link to the full post

I've also included June's desktop background download at the end of the Brownie post, hope you like it!