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creme-egg easter cupcakes

THE MOST INDULGENT CADBURY CREME-EGG CUPCAKES

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  Well there is no escaping the fact that Easter is fast upon us!.. The shops are brimming to the top with every kind of Easter egg under the sun INCLUDING  and I kid you not a cheese one. Check out this  CHEASTER EGG now available in Iceland supermarkets. That is most definitely not on my Easter Bunny’s List. I…

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GET THAT CHRISTMAS FEELING WITH COCA COLA CUPCAKES

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  Last week the “whole” family got to do something really “Christmassy”.   It was absolutely a rare occurrence for our family – with work, school, college & football – I can never get everybody together! So last Sunday I pulled everyone out of bed early (and I do mean pulled), packed 3 flasks of hot chocolate and we headed…

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YUMMY CHRISTMAS “ICE CREAM” CONE CAKES

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  Four weeks to the big day and so the Christmas countdown has officially begun. It seems like only yesterday we were putting the decorations up in the attic.  Next week all the boxes will come down and someone named (Adam)  will have to sit down and spend hours unravelling all the Christmas lights.  So glad that’s not my job…

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RASPBERRY & CRANBERRY “MULLED WINE” UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

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  So here we are, November all ready and the countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest. The shops are decked out in all their Christmas finery and playing Christmas music non-stop.  I was shocked to hear today that Santa will be arriving next week in my local shopping centre, yes for real!!  He comes earlier every year. But best…

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HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE MUD CAKE

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  Not long now to Halloween, the weeks are flying by and  October is sure going very fast. I’m just wondering how many of you go all out on the Halloween Decorations? My problem is I tend to go overboard on the Halloween Baking.  I leave the decorating to my Son who loves all that stuff.  This year he had…

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CREAM EGG NEST CAKE

CADBURYS CREAM EGG CHOCOLATE “NEST” CAKE

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Well Easter is finally here, and all the chocolate goodness that goes with it. The shops are full to the brim with so many chocolate eggs in all sizes and flavours.  I think Tayto even brought out a cheese & onion flavour one this year!!  My son put in a special request for that one!! Easter wouldn’t be Easter in…

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St Pat's Lemon & Ricotta Rng cake

ST PATRICK’S DAY LEMON & RICOTTA RING CAKE

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Gosh it’s hard to believe St Patrick’s Day is nearly here, it only seems Christmas was last week.  Towns all over Ireland are looking greener than normal and my part of the world the lovely Co. Meath is looking particularly beautiful this week. The bunting is up, there’s a market in the square and my town is getting itself ready…

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FERRERO ROCHER CHOCOLATE GATEAUX

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  Well that most definitely was a whirl wind Christmas!  All the planning and the excitement and its over so quickly. We have just finished off the last of the Christmas Ham in the Ryan House, and as for the Turkey, the turkey never made it to the oven!! Huge disaster it still hadn’t defrosted by Christmas Morning, so ended…

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Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake

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It’s the middle of December. The tree is up and I’m sort of making headway  through the present list.  So I think it’s the perfect time to share this Christmas Red Velvet Ring Cake with you. There is something so christmassy about a  Red Velvet Cake and this time I’ve baked the cake in one of my favorite baking tins…

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CANDY CANE CAKE

“CANDY CANE” CAKE & VANILLA FROSTING

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I love everything to do with Christmas – the decorating, wrapping presents, old  b/w Christmas movies, but if you ask me what my most favorite thing is about Christmas – I would have to say it’s Christmas baking. Baking cookies with my now teenage kids is still top of the baking list, along with the baking of our Christmas pudding…

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Cranberry Christmas Fruit Cake

QUICK & EASY CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE

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“Hand Me Downs” and not the recipe version always caused uproar in my house when I was growing up, and it was no different with my own kids.  I was lucky as the eldest I didn’t suffer the “shame” but for my brothers there was no escape, they shared clothes, toys and football boots.. With four kids of my own…

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HALLOWEEN CANDY BASKET CAKE

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Happy Halloween or “Saimhain” in the Irish Language.   How quickly 2015 has gone.  I love this time of the year, the Autumn colours, and of course Halloween Baking  and all those flavours – pumpkin, toffee apple, cinnamon.   I can say hand on heart I love Halloween Baking  almost as much as Christmas Baking. We’ve just finished carving our…

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