When money is tight and a friend's birthday is coming up, I always rely on baking. Last year was no exception!
Cupcakes are a great gift to those with small families, those who watch their weight, those who enjoy a sweet treat now and then and they can fit in a lunchbox!
Simple vanilla and sultana cupcake.
Vanilla sponge cupcake with a hidden jam center.
For my mothers birthday I wanted to make a sponge cake with some flavour, so I made a lemon sponge cake with lemon curd and butter cream filling.
She's a fan of lemon curd and she plays a musical instrument so I decorated it with the five lines of a bar of music and some notes and flowers.