Last weekend was my Mum's birthday and I decided to attempt the Fruit Tingle cake of  Raspberri Cupcake fame.

It was preeeeeeeetty successful, at least by outward appearances. My cake is like the Home Brand version of Steph's.  I've recently moved and the oven in my flat is not fan forced, so by the time I pulled out the cake it was still a little gooey in the middle but with a very solid charcoal base. I hacked off the crust with a bread knife and slathered the whole production in butter icing. The cake eaters were either too polite or too tipsy to comment on the slightly weather-beaten cake, I suspect it was the latter, so all's well that ends well.

The weather is getting warmer and warmer here, finally. Being able to walk to the train station with the sun falling down on sleeveless arms does a happy girl maketh.

Such a lovely sunny weekend for Mum's birthday. Here are some photos of my party-girl nieces.


  1. cake looks amazinggggggggggggggggggggggg!! how's the new pad? miss you!

  2. also totally feel you on the old school, non-fan forced oven. it kills me

  3. We need a catch up!

    What is the solution for the silly non-fan ovens? :/