Baking Guide

Some handy tips for baking at home – this section will be updated as Ariane remembers baking tips, but bear with her – she can be forgetful. Is my cake mix the ‘right’ consistency? To check your cake, assuming it’s a simple sponge, is the correct consistency you will need a metal dessert spoon. GetContinue reading “Baking Guide”

Salted Pretzel & Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a luxurious treat which seem unusual, however the components actually go really well together. A bonus is that chocolate ganache (which, when set, is also one of the ways of making chocolate truffles), is easier to pipe and decorate cakes with than buttercream or conventional icing and calling it truffle sounds ‘fancy’.Continue reading “Salted Pretzel & Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes”

Hello there

Hi, let me introduce myself – I’m Ariane Brumwell, the eccentric egg behind this food site. The first thing I feel a need to say is that I’m a news reporter based in Bryncethin (a village near Bridgend) in the beautiful south Wales in the UK. I have been a journalist for about three years,Continue reading “Hello there”