To the Competitive Mum with the Best Cupcakes

‘Mummy, there’s a cake sale on tomorrow for Red Nose Day… What are you going to bake?’ I glance up from my Facebook feed, my finger hovering nervously over the ‘like’ button. That’s irony for you. The one thing I actively dislike is a school cake sale, no matter how worthwhile the charity is. I’d rather stick a tenner in…

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Recipe: Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin Brilliant…ly (gooey) Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are all about the goo. If the middle isn’t squidgy and half-baked then I’m not interested. Bravo, Mr Jamie Oliver, this recipe really does deliver (and so it should using 360g sugar). You won’t find these in any of his healthy food bibles this side of Christmas… Perfect for special occasions and sugar comas alike. It’s also super-dooper easy which is a…

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How to bake the perfect birthday cake (AKA a recipe for trouble.)

Take a close look at this cherub. See how her eyes sparkle with excitement. Now cast a glance downwards at the rich, chocolaty birthday brownie that her mummy has so lovingly created for her… Errr. NOPE. This particular baking product is courtesy of Signore Pizza Express, located somewhere between Big Mummy Fail Palazzo and Major Fuck-up Strada. With our family birthday…

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