Fraisier Cake

Cake, Fruit, Vegetarian

I loved making this, it required a few hours but it’s beauty in taste and look, makes the effort worth it!

Broken down it compromises of Kirsh cream mouseline and strawberries sandwiched between to thin sponge cake layers with a marzipan top. That makes it sound easy….it was not 😊

I made this for our local Rose Queen Festival, hence the roses on the top!

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Root beer cake

Cake

I like to please the fella every once in a while and as he is fond of root beer, I thought I’d envelope it in to a cake!

Super simple, just use the usual sponge cake recipe but add 3tbsp of root beer to give the sponge that added flavour.

Also, whip up a typical cream cheese frosting but again, add root beer to taste. Be careful here, add it slowly. If you add too much it will be too runny to use!

Friday Fiend!

Cake

Naught, Naughty, Naughty….the Friday Fiend has been released!

After a week of missed gym sessions, yummy but unhealthy food and far too much alcohol, what other way is there to end the week?

I’m blaming Gavs return home for all of this weakness but really I haven’t required too much persuasion!

And so…………..doughnuts it is! These are from Greggs, that famous high street staple. I’m not sure I have ever had a Greggs doughnut before but they are OK, not the best, not the worse, but they certainly hit my sweet tooth. Nom

Tatton park gardeners cottage 

Cake, Food, Food general, Foodie

As a belated birthday treat I met a friend at the Gardeners cottage at Tatton Park, Knutsford.

We enjoyed a scrummy afternoon tea and a much needed catch up.

For the second time now we each had the Gardeners tea: £10 for a choice of two bloomers, cake/scone and tea/coffee. For the second time, neither of us finished it due to the portion size. This place really is great value and top notch quality.

If ever you are around the area you should treat yourself to to a visit, not only is it great value and tasty, but the surroundings are truly beautiful.

  

The Gardeners cottage

Cake, Food

This cafe really is a quaint as the name suggests.

Situated in the court yard area in Tatton park, Knutsford (Cheshire, UK) this cafe is wonderful after a lovely romp round the grounds!

It has a cute outdoors area and despite being three floors in capacity, inside still feels cosy and eclectic.

Myself and my friend enjoyed the Gardeners afternoon tea which consisted of two tastes of sandwiches, a pot of tea of your choice and s cake or scone. It was greatly delicious and so large I couldn’t finish it. For £10 you could get better value.

  
The menu also features breakfast and lunch, a large tea selection and alcohol. 

I would really recommend this cute cafe.