I’m currently working my way through the A Beautiful Mess crash course ‘How to Write & Pitch a Book Proposal’. There is a lot of good info in there and for £5 it’s a steal! I know a book is a bit ambitious but you gotta dream big and be prepared!
As I mentioned in this post, I’m loving the Easter baking speckled egg trend. This cake is beautiful.
Paris is a beautiful city. I know, this is common knowledge, but it really is The last time I was in Paris I was twelve and I don’t have the clearest memories of it (although I should because twelve is not young, but I have the worst memory ever!), I think I was more concerned with visiting Disneyland, which I remember very clearly indeed.
We were in Paris for four days, two of which were spent at Roland Garros, the tennis French Open. The other two were partly travelling days but we were able to make the most of them with some sight-seeing.
I am becoming a fiend for cookbooks. If I had the space I would have many more but sadly, or happily for my wallet, sharing a flat means I’m confined to one shelf.
Often I’m bad for being enticed by the pretty pictures and fancy layout but the books below I find myself going back to again and again and have definitely been value for money, although looking at them now I realise only bought myself one of them!
This is the cookbook that really started it all, in particular my obsession with cupcakes! It was a birthday (maybe my 2oth, but it was clearly so long ago I forget) present from one of my best friends and provided me with my favourite vanilla cupcake recipe. Peoples reaction to these little cakes helped me realise that I was actually quite a good baker and that I want to bake for a living…so an important book all in all!