A new season means new foods and that make for happy people. M&S have a new range of baked goods using varying flours, tasty fruits and vegetables and store cupboard ingredients. When I spied the M&S Roasted Pineapple & Coconut Cake I knew it had to be on my must try list.  This cake sits along with 5 others, Vanilla and Blackcurrant, Lime, Carrot and Courgette Cupcakes, Chocolate Date Brownie, Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake and Banana and Blueberry Loaf. I do not usually opt for coconut however recently I have been finding the use of coconut quite delightful.  This little beaut I found…

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Happy Friday! Let’s celebrate the weekend the only way I know how.. with cake! The Crunchie Friday Feeling Cake to be precise. Once upon a time Crunchie did do a birthday cake and it was glorious. Much like the Flake Birthday cake it disappeared, much to my disgust, but has recently made a return. Huzzah. This time around Cadbury have opted for less of the birthday cake angle and more of the cake for any occasion angle. In this instance however I did actually have this as my birthday cake hence my pink candles. I must say I much prefer…

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I have been a follower of Sponge for a while but never actually had a Sponge myself. I have sent a couple of Baby Sponges to others for birthday’s, I think they are a pretty nifty idea and I have always got good feedback. Whilst at the Cake & Bake Show the other month I was delighted to see Sponge had a stall and I couldn’t help but buy some.   Split between Traditional, Quirky, Stars & Gluten Free, Sponge have quite an array of flavours on offer ranging from Victoria to Apple Crumble to Rocky Road and a Seasonal Special. Each…

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Mr Kipling is the king of cake bars and treats so it is only fair that he has joined in on the ghost and ghouls of Halloween and given us Mr Kipling Chocolate & Slime slices. I certainly love a cheeky Mr Kipling snack so naturally this was going to be on the agenda.  With a suitably Halloweenesque box, each is packed with 3 sealed trays each containing two cake slices. I like this idea, a) it stops you eating the whole box, b) there’s no chance of wastage because it has gone stale and c) perfect for on the…

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Birthday equals cake it is as simple as that! Over the last year we have had the bitterly disappointing Jammie Dodger Cake and the sweet and little dry Cadbury Chocolate Flake, so this month we decided to stick to the good old chocolate cake and went for the new M&S Connie Caterpillar Cake. Colin has gone and got himself a girlfriend and isn’t she just oh so pretty, look at that beautiful face with enviable eyelashes. The Caterpillar cake is the pinnacle of birthday’s, Colin is of course the undisputed King; even Mr Beckham indulged in him this year! Colin certainly takes me back to my childhood so naturally when…

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