Cookies Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity Cookies

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What could be better than Cards Against Humanity? Edible Cards Against Humanity. That's right - the card game in cookie form.

Before I go any further, I must issue a WARNING - if easily offended please do not read on!

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The Home Baking Survival Guide

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I've been baking for several years now, and it was only recently that I moved out of my home kitchen to run my cake making business in a professional commercial space. When the big move was happening, I realised just how much stuff I had accumulated - and figured it would be useful to share with you what I consider to be my 'essential survival kit' for baking, and some of the helpful, affordable accessories that I use to produce my baked goods.

There are lots of gadgets and widgets out there which are marketed as 'essential' but with some creativity and natural ability, you don't NEED a lot of it. This guide is mainly taken from my 'home baking' experience, as I can tell you, working in a commercial kitchen is another world!

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FreeFrom Recipe: Fall in Vegan love

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"A party without cake is just a meeting", stated the legendary Julia Child. If you're vegan, or simply intolerant to dairy, you'll need a cake at your wedding or special occasion as much as anyone else. I may have expressed before how passionate I am about ensuring that anyone can 'have their cake & eat it', regardless of allergies or dietary needs.

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For that reason, I don't charge a penny extra to anyone ordering custom cakes with special dietary requirements at Little Miss Cake Maker, meaning that a 'FreeFrom' cake costs no more than my everyday cakes, and the same goes for corporate cakes and wedding cakes. So this brings me to share my vegan friendly, dairy free sponge cake recipe, which is originally sourced from the Food Network.
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Swindon Business Show went full steam ahead!

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So the Business Show Swindon 2015 at STEAM has just been and gone - and what a show! My aim was to bring my world of branded cakes into the ideal setting of a business event - displaying some of my lovely local corporate clients as typical examples of how you can represent your business brand with cupcakes.

Firstly, I'd like to just point out that this is surely the best placement ever of a sign starting with hunger...

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You 8 bit of my heart

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Love is in the air as it's Valentine's Day here in the UK, so I thought I'd give you something amazing to fall in love with... Guinness Chocolate Cake.

If you like Guinness, like chocolate, and like cake... you will LOVE this!

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away...

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Apple crumble is one of those lovely, comforting, warming desserts - perfect for a cold, wintery night. As I write this, I'm looking out at a snow-covered Swindon, and it's not often Swindon seems to see snow! (originating from Bolton, Lancashire I'm always in awe of how mild the weather down here is!) So it seems only right to share with you my tried and tested recipe for the lovely apple crumble - you'll feel warm and fuzzy in no time! Continue reading

A year of professional cakeyness

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It's been almost a year since Little Miss Cake Maker became a full time business, so although I'm a little early with this, it seemed the right time to post as it's the start of a brand new year! What better time to review 2014 than now, right?

Such a rollercoaster of a year, and it's incredible how much you can forget while you're caught up in the action - so I'd encourage any business owner (or anyone for that matter) to take a little time out to look back at their past year and highlight all the good stuff you accomplished, no matter how small those things may be.

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Have a Cakey Christmas!

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Last Christmas I hadn't yet started running my own business and LittleMissCakeMaker.com was simply my hobby blog about baking. As part of this journey I discovered that cakes are definitely my area of expertise and pastry is not so much (hence the name). But of course, you can't celebrate Christmas without Mince Pies, right? Wrong! Mince Pie Cupcakes were born, out of the ashes of my pathetic pastry crumbs. Continue reading