Baking · Food · Recipes

Easy Cherry fairy cakes recipe. 

Hello everyone and today I will be posting this recipe on my cherry fairy cakes now they are filled with scrumptious glacé cherries they are so yummy, so here’s the recipe I hope you enjoy. 



Makes 12 cupcakes.

Cake Sponge method-

  1. Preheat oven to 180°c gas mark 4,  and line your cupcake tray with your cupcake cases. 
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl until fluffy and lighter in colour.
  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and milk and mix until light and creamy in texture.
  4.  Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix together until light and fluffy.
  5. Now chop 3/4 of your glacè cherries in quarters and add to the mixture, your going to need to leave out the other 1/4 of the pot to decorate the cakes later. 
  6. Next spoon in even amounts of mixture into your cases about half of the case should be fine.
  7. Put your cupcakes in your preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes checking on them throughout to make sure they are not over cooking. 
  8. Once cooked take out and cool on cooling rack, once they have completely cooled you can the decorate them.

Buttercream icing method- 

  1. Using a electric whisk or a spatula or wooden spoon, beat together the room temperature butter until it becomes lighter in colour and like mayonnaise in texture.
  2. Once you have achieved this, sieve in the icing sugar.
  3. Now add in your vanilla extract and milk, and mix together until all the ingredients are blended and it’s looking fluffy and light in colour. If using a electric whisk make sure not to over whisk, so keep an eye on it as this can happen quite quickly.
  4. Once your cakes have completely cooled, now this is also important since if they are still warm then the icing will melt right of the cupcakes, place your icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle and start piping which ever design your desire, you can also spread on your buttercream using a palette knife like I did since I didnt have any piping bags. 
  5. Now to top off your cupcakes with the rest of the cherries you saved and cut them in half and place on top of each cupcake and voila you have 12 delicious cupcakes to enjoy.

    Thank you for reading this post I hope you found this useful, these are one of my favourite cakes. I always enjoy baking cakes I find it very therapeutic so I had a baking session the other day and made 
    these and some of my yummy lemon curd cupcakes but from scratch, which I have a recipe on (link in photo). 

    Hannah 


    Food · Reviews · Subscriptions · Unboxing

    Graze box subscription unboxing/mini review. 

    Hi everyone, today I will be posting about my latest subscription of graze boxes, now I have used this service before and loved it, what more could you ask for food getting sent to you through the post, and it has remained a firm favourite of mine so I thought that for this weeks box I will show you what I received in it. For those of you that are not aware of graze they are a company that specialise in homemade healthy snacks, and are well known for there graze subscription boxes, but you can also find them in selected stores around the uk. You can find them at Graze.com.

    So this is what you receive through the post, it comes from the postman which posts it through your letter box. You also can choose which days you want to receive your box on which is always good to know when you will receive your treats. 

    So once you open your box you get four little individual snacks which is very useful so you can pop one in your bag to take to work, school or just to go on a day out. So in this box I recieved cookies & cream which is a mix of white chocolate buttons, mini cocoa cookies, cocoa fudge and sunflower seeds.

      I also recieved in this box a section of lightly toasted pistachio nuts, now these happen to be my favourite just plain and simple but still my favourite, they was also lightly salted for added flavour. 

      I also got in this box Jaffa cake, which is a mix of dark chocolate buttons, orange raisins and roasted hazelnuts, I’ve never had this one in my time of graze and I really enjoyed this one, and when you have one of each item it really does taste like a Jaffa cake.  

      The last snack I received was one of my favourites which is Belgian speculoos which is super yummy cinnamon pretzel sticks and a scrumptious cookie dip, this was love at first taste for me and would love it if they sold this one in stores but unfortunately not so I just wait for it to come around in my boxes. 

      So this was my post on my unboxing of graze box uk, I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you.

      Hannah.

       This is not a paid promotion.


      Food · Life · Recipes

      My Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti recipe.

      Serves 2 ( To serve more just add by 1/4 for each person)

      Cook in large frying pan on the hob at a medium high heat

      Ingredients:

       Enough spaghetti for serving size.

      125g- Butter

      Enough shrimp/ prawns to liking 

      Pinch of parsley and basil 

      2 cloves of chopped garlic

      A glug of Dry White wine (can replace with lemon juice or white wine vinegar)

      Salt and pepper too taste 

      Grated Parmesan cheese 

      1. Fry the garlic in a small amount of oil in the frying pan, making sure not to burn it.
      2. Heat up a pan of water until boiling to cook the spaghetti.
      3. In with the garlic, melt the butter until completely melted stiring to make sure it doesn’t burn.
      4. Add in the wine, basil and parsley and simmer until it reduces down slightly, stiring to stop from burning.
      5. In that pan add in your shrimp/ prawns until fully cooked or they turn pink.
      6. Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain and add into the garlic and shrimp mixture, stir until all combined.
      7. Add in the grated parmesan cheese too likening and stir together.
      8. Serve on plate with extra Parmesan cheese on top and if you wish with some garlic bread sticks as a side.

      I hope you enjoy this recipe it is a firm favourite in my household. If you do try this out don’t forget to let me know on my social media websites.

      Hannah.