iced cup cake on wooden table with lavender

 

Old Fashioned Lavender Icing

This is a lovely old-fashioned icing to make for your cakes. It goes particularly well with a lemon cake and is guaranteed to give your guests a pleasant surprise.   Wendyl found the recipe in an old herb book from the 70s; it says it was once known as ‘conserve of lavender flowers’ and that the original recipe was in The Queen’s Closet …

 

 

Silver Star Christmas Cakes

How gorgeous are these cakes! I had no idea until recently that my friend Emma (who’s a fantastic florist) is also a fabulous cake maker – these are her stunning yet simple silver star Christmas cakes. Baking and decorating Christmas cakes is something that I’m not very good at (yet), but I’m sure most of you are great at it, …