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cake for breakfast!

And, I don’t even feel guilty about it!

Why not? Well, because it’s this cake:

Citrus, Pomegranate, Almond & Poppy Seed Cake by What Katie Ate

This is a picture from her website. I would take a picture myself but I wouldn’t do it justice.

Try this cake. It’s easy to make. It’s a bit different, but I think it’s lovely. Also check out the website above. I haven’t had a chance to explore it properly, but if this recipe is one to judge by then the rest of the site is probably delicious.

I hope you’re having a sunny Sunday just like we are here.

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more christmas

We’re having a Christmas lunch at work today and I made goodies.  I made chocolate cupcakes with lovely buttercream frosting:

the icing isn't as neon red in real life...

And I made gingerbread cookies and decorated them with Royal Icing. This was my first foray into the world of Royal Icing and I have to say that, while I was terrified, I am so pleased with the results that I know I will be using it more and more often. The one thing is that this batch was made with real raw egg whites because they don’t sell Meringue Powder in the UK. Next time I will plan ahead and buy some from Amazon to have shipped here in time to decorate. Raw eggs don’t frighten me for health reasons, I just think they’re gross!!

So, here you go, my first ever Royal Icing decorated cookies:

look how melted he is!!

They are SUPPOSED to look like melted snowmen. If you tell me they look like fried eggs or wonky teddy bears/owls I am going to be very upset. That is very obviously a melted snowman. (If only the nose looked more like a carrot, right!?)

Anyway, that is what I am bringing to both of my Christmas parties today. I hope people like them!!


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