Jess (Chess) Cake

It was Jess’ First Birthday last week and I made this beautiful cake for her. Here’s the recipe Ingredients 350g caster sugar 350g self-raising flour 350g softened unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 large eggs, beaten together and at room temperature A pinch of salt 50g cocoa powder 4 tablespoons of milk White chocolate…

Afternoon Tea at Melville Castle

  I’ve written about afternoon tea a few times on this blog. It’s safe to say that I’m a fan. I think I like whole spectacle of the occasion. There’s something about a cake stand with cakes, pastries, scones and sandwiches which I just find fantastic.   So when the folks at Melville Castle asked…