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Hummingbird Cake

I made this cake at the weekend for my son's birthday - and incredibly, there's still a little bit left. It's a super moist cake, so will last for days, but do keep in the fridge as the topping is dairy based. For the sponge: 200g butter 200g sugar 4...

Rainbow cake

It's Pride weekend, and as we wholeheartedly embrace celebrating everything, we made a massive rainbow cake for the cafe. Ours is an absolute whopper, so here's a scaled down version you can make at home: Ingredients for the sponge: 400g butter, 400g caster sugar, 4 eggs, 1...

We’re opening a cafe!

Right now, the windows are whitewashed out and a steady stream of helpful workmen are fixing up the wiring, putting in lights, removing old fridges, bringing new ones in, plastering the walls, building a nice big counter and generally making the place look lovely. We're...

Flippin’ marvellous pancakes

Hooray for pancakes! So simple, so quick, so incredibly moreish. So why don't we make them more often ? For the pancakes: 1 egg, 200g self raising flour, 300ml milk, pinch of salt, 2tsp caster sugar, knob of butter for the pan. First get your pan on. Choose...

Friday night nibbles

Proving that it is perfectly possible to rustle up last minute nibbles for friends with bits & bobs lurking in the back of the fridge, we came up with these two tasty dips to go with a batch of simple parmesan straws. This little lot should...

Christmas open house

Each weekend between 29th november and 14th December, the Christmas Artists Open Houses is in full swing throughout Brighton & Hove. We are delighted to be involved with two of our favourite spaces: Two Kats & a Cow Gallery and Sophie Darling  Prepare to do some...

Welcome to our new website!

We've had a bit of a make over. Hope you like it ! Browse through our gallery to see our latest photos of what we've been up to. Keep up to date with upcoming events, classes  & the odd recipe through our blog. Take a look...

Moshimo Great Vegan Challenge

Last week we were invited to join the Great Vegan Challenge at Moshimo along with top Brighton chefs from Terre a terre, 64 degrees, Chashew Catering, Vbites, Indian Summer, Sam's and La Choza. We were beaten to the top spot by VBites, but very happy to...

Late summer sunshine

Ahhh, summer is almost over. Here's a little look at what we've been up to these past few months..   from the top: heritage tomato salad /  chocolate vanilla marble bundt cake / indian starter slates / naked wedding cake / behind the scenes before dessert / lemon...

Vanilla bean and banana jam

I had my first taste of banana jam at Ottolenghi and still dream about it three years later.  We couldn't get the exact recipe out of him, but I seem to remember the secret being lemon juice and lots of it. Here's my own recipe...

Guest blog – Your song

Hi! We are YourSong - no, we are not another DJ or live band offering to play covers at your wedding! We are a bespoke songwriting service trying to save the world from generic first dances, one song at a time. I - Simon - have been writing...

Doily approves!

  We're big fans of Doily Days and proud to have been featured in the very first edition of Doily Days Loves Weddings last year. Issue three is just around the corner, but you can take a peek at the previous issue online. We can't wait to read...

Hello brides & grooms

Brides and grooms-to-be !!  It’s an exciting time of the year.  Bookings are being made, suppliers are being contacted and thoughts are turning to the finer details of your big day.  Over the years we have worked with many suppliers and local companies involved in...

Pea and ham soup

For me, nothing quite conjures up wintery weekend nostalgia, like the smell of Pea and Ham soup.  Back then it seemed to boil away for hours, possibly days.  Boiling a Gammon at the weekend is becoming essential in our household.  For one, the kids wont...

Happy christmas pudding day!

Christmas pudding clubbers: It's almost Christmas Pudding day! Pop your pudding on just before you sit down to eat your lunch, steam in the oven or on the hob for a good hour or so - they are quite dense so if it's a big one,...

Christmas sale

Shopping Alert!  Sophie Darling & friends are having a Christmas sale: Friday 29th 5-9pm / Saturday 30th 12-6pm. Come & join us.. Sophie Darling Scarves Holly Murray Leather Accessories Marie Walshe Jewellery Egg & Spoon Treats We'll be there with christmas puddings, extra figgy super boozy xmas mincemeat, gold dust brownies, chocolate sauces,...

Hello cake

Thank you to Owen & Emma for sending us this photo from their wedding earlier this year. Such a fantastic day, we LOVED being part of it. Sadly, we don't have a picture of the gorgeous couple, but we do have this one of their...

Stir it up

Well done & huge thanks to everyone who made it to Christmas Pudding Club.  Between us we made over 50 puddings and raised over £100 for the World Food Programme !! Hooray for you lot !! It took 10kg raisins, 2.5kg each of figs, sultanas, currants & cherries,...

A very special wedding

photo: sophie saunders How long does it take to plan your big day? About five days, according to Drew & Clare. Luckily for all invited, between the happy couple and their friends, they have clocked up many, many years of working in the events world & beating...

Pomegranate Pistachio Rosewater Pavlova

Goodness, we've made a LOT of pavlovas this summer, but this one could just be our favourite. Take a look at our meringue recipe. Then, to make this version, simply add a few drops of rosewater to the egg white mix right before you finish whisking. Just...