Thursday, 26 September 2013

Bake-off!

I feel I have something to confess to everyone out there...

My name's Kathryn and I'm addicted to 'The Great British Bake-off'.

I can't seem to get through the week without my latest fix. It's just so addictive. And worse still, It's making me want to bake. A lot.

I have always had this passion for cooking and am known for cooking when I'm stressed (that's the best indicator that I'm struggling with anything) which is great for anyone who happens to live with me, especially during exams....

First draft of Hello Kitty Cake.
I love to give new designs a try and so when I was approached by a family friend to attempt to make a Hello Kitty birthday cake, I figured I'd give it a damn good shot. So when I had a quiet evening (the flatmates all left to see a horror film - totally not my thing!) Somewhere that way << is my first attempt, I know the colours were slightly off, but I figured at least you could tell what it was supposed to be. Well I think you can anyway....





Box of mixed cupcakes sold to the local village shop.

A few summer's ago I found that I could harness this 'stress relief' and make money so I sold boxes of mixed cupcakes to a local village shop and to other private orders. I loved the fact that people appreciated by baking and would actually pay for my products - who'd have thought! Unfortunately, I've had to put this all on hold being down at university, my kitchen would never pass the strict health and hygiene red tape!
Everyone enjoying Birthday Cake!

 Birthday's in my family are always celebrated with cake (See left!)  - I mean it's not a birthday without a decent slice of cake! And so I've always been brought up with baking and then the decorating. Mum made my birthday cakes for years & Nana decorated my parent's wedding cake - and I only found that out recently!

So for now, it's off to lectures,  to plan and plot my next baking creation.....

See more of my baking at my instagram @drurykat






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2 comments:

  1. wow your hello kitty cake is amazing! i so wish i could bake x

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  2. That is a brilliant Hello Kitty cake - my daughter would LOVE it. Loving those cupcakes too - I bet they all taste as good as they look. Grace and I love the Bake Off and it seems my OH is getting into it now too! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo again lovely x

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