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Celebrate

Two dear friends of egg&spoon celebrated their birthdays this week so we presented them with a couple of chocolate hazelnut layer cakes covered in franjelico ganache and lilac glitter raspberry. Hip Hip Hooray !! ...

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Downton dinner party

canapes ladies ?  olly, sporting the most marvellous moustache & bow tie combo, was our waiter for last night's downton abbey inspired dinner party. champagne, canapes & dinner followed by a night out dancing...

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Happy Christmas pudding day!

happy pudding day to all our christmas pudding clubbers! don't forget to send us a photo of your cake in action, the best photo wins a box of brownies.  extra points if you're wearing your christmas jumper...

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Christmas baking

busy busy busy in the kitchen making all kinds of christmassy treats and singing along with the pogues to the fairytale of new york. now, it's not too late to order our boozy cherry brownies, port & stilton truffles, chocolate franjelico dipping sauce, star cookies or...

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Birthday cake

lemoney sponge layer cake, with lemon curd, passionfruit & lemon zest buttercream filling.  my mum ( who swears she hates lemons...

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Melting moments

light, crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth-buttery and filled with zingy passionfruit buttercream, these little biscuits are seriously addictive. you will need:  for the biscuits:  200g soft butter, 200g icing sugar, 200g plain flour, 200g cornflour. for the filling:  250g butter, 250g icing sugar, pulp & juice of two passionfruit pre-heat the...

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Christmas pudding club

A huge thank you to everyone who made it to our very merry christmas pudding club. Never have i seen such a marvellous collection of pinnies in my life! 55 scrumptious christmas puddings were made, and at least half of those had very special silver pudding charms hidden inside....

Lamingtons

  these always remind me of my good friend kylie. she has never actually made me a lamington ( yet ), so i've made my own - let's hope she approves.  in a nutshell, you take take a square of jam-filled victoria sponge, dip it in...

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Cupcake workshop

this weekend we held a cupcake workshop for a group of friends celebrating a hen weekend in sunny brighton. during the session we ran through baking the cupcakes, making the perfect butter cream icing, piping frosting swirls, colouring the modelling icing and making up simple flowers...

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Pavlova

Finally got my meringue mojo back. after a few disasters trying to find a new-fangled way to get the perfect balance of light, crunchy &  chewy all at the same time, it's time to go back to basics: weigh the eggs, use double that weight...

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Happy Haloween!!

who doesn't love 'the nightmare before christmas' and all things tim burton ? these sugar cookies, inspired by jack skellington, are simple enough but require a very steady hand. so perhaps not best to make them on the spookiest night of the year...

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Pumpkins

friday night's bake club was all about pumpkins. first we made pumpkin pie filling american stylee, ie: out of a couple of tins (much nicer than it sounds, honestly ) ...

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Fool-proof cupcakes

this week is national baking week, so this morning we rustled up a quick batch of cupcakes to celebrate. this fool-proof recipe is super easy & perfect to make with the kids. makes 24 you will need - 300g butter, 300g caster sugar, 6 eggs, vanilla extract,...

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Xmas pudding club

preparations for this year's christmas pudding club are in full swing already. details below on our flier, do get in touch if you are in the brighton area & you'd like to come and join us x   ...

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Cobbe place

one of our favourite weddings of the year, we were thrilled to be involved in Harriet & Matt's big day at cobbe place, near lewes, early in september.  it was a perfectly warm autumnal day & later in the evening the gardens were lit  up with...

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Naked wedding cakes

introducing our latest wedding cakes!  these three-tiered victoria sponge cakes are filled with vanilla bean buttercream & our very own home-made strawberry jam, and can be customised with flowers or fruit (or both..) to suit the theme of your event. we can change the number...

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Late summer wedding

a few snapshots from our last wedding of the summer, more photos to come soon x this wedding cake was assembled from nine layers of victoria sponge cake filled with vanilla bean buttercream & home-made strawberry jam and topped with blueberries, redcurrants, raspberries, figs & kiwiberries and dusted with...

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Badgers

oh how we love a good afternoon tea. Badgers, in the delightfully picture-perfect villiage of Alfriston in East Sussex, serves the best we've had in ages. Situated in a five hundred year old building that was once the village bakery, tea arrives piping hot in a...

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Mini mains

party time for one of our favourite clients, this time we served up mini mains for their guests.  ben's menu included home-made smoked duck ravioli with artichoke & hazelnuts, a mini tapas platter of salt cod croquettas with chorizo in red wine and tortilla with aioli, lamb...