Week Six – Tiramisu ‘bomb’ cake

Week 6 in the tent and it brought with it dessert week. Usually you can guess the sort of desserts that will be baked but not this week, or any other week currently you see they are trying to be different but it’s becoming annoying. Maybe that’s just me though… Anyway, we had a layered…

Week Five: 1920s Week

Week five in the tent and it was another new week with 1920s week. From a fancy custard tart, to an unknown technical and a cake which tastes like a cocktail, it’s safe to say that it was an eventful time in the tent as two people sadly left the tent. In my opinion it…

Week Four. Cake featuring ‘cultured milk’

Ok so week four in the tent was a week of many highs and many lows. This means only one thing, a new week in the tent. Dairy week. I was a bit confused when I heard the announcement on week three to be honest but watching the challenges unfold just told me like normal…

Week Three: Chelsea Buns

Week three in the tent and it’s the dreaded bread week. This week the bakers have to make a tear and share bread, a technical burger and burger bun challenge and a showstopper loaf (or two or three) featuring some complex designs used by cutting the skin of the loafs. Safe to say there were…

#BlogTour – The Essence of Evil by Rob Sinclair

Firstly I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tracy Fenton, Canelo and Hera for allowing me to be a part of the book tour! Blurb He’s your attacker.  He’s a murderer. He’s your twin.  When D.I Dani Stephens returns to work after the attack that almost ended her life, she’s quickly plunged into a…

Week Two: Fig Rolls

Week two, brought us biscuit week. From chocolate bars, fig rolls and a biscuit sculpture showstopper it was an epic week. Have to say I am so so so impressed with the creativity this year. Not sure if it’s me but it seems like they have upped their game from last year and I’m enjoying…

Week One: Fruit Cake

I actually can’t believe that we are at that time of year when bake off is back. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year as it means I spend more time in the kitchen baking along with the show but still how fast is this year going? Anyway, week one in the…

#BookTour Meet me on the Riviera by Fliss Chester

Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for giving me the opportunity to be on this book tour! Blurb Jet down to the Côte d’Azur for a Riviera romance… It’s a summer of millionaires, martinis and mega-yachts as Jenna Jenkins starts her new job as a party planner in glamorous Monte Carlo. And while the champagne flows…

The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North

I love a debut novel, that feeling of finding a fab author whilst they are in the process of being discovered is like none other. Massive shoutout to Ali @TheSundayFeeling who lent me her copy of this book to read. Ali and I have been best friends for a number of years now and she…

A Village Affair by Julie Houston

I feel like I want to start this post of with a bit of a story, you see in April I went to McDonalds and won a prize with the code from Amazon books! I got to choose between 2 months of free prime unlimited books or 3 books. For some reason (no idea why)…

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Ok wow, this book. I feel like I want to start by saying that this is not normally something I would read, I guess thats because as most of us do we stick to what we know. But this book was so powerful. It opened my eyes to the horror that went on in the…

The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J.Tudor

Ok, so I have been wanting to read this book for a while now. I read C.J.Tudor’s first book, The Chalk Man around this time last year and really enjoyed it, just life and other reads got in the way. Then, earlier this month I was lucky enough to be invited along to C.L.Taylor’s book…