May Bakes

Ok I won’t lie to you here, I thought oh well I haven’t baked that much this will be a short post. Good job I like to take pictures of everything I bake because it turns out I baked 4 things in May. Not a lot granted, but more than I thought.



You may have spotted in my May reads that I read a Lucy Diamond book (The Secret of Happiness) and I made a recipe from the back of the book.

Basically, I made pancakes, and because I didn’t have much in the house I had it with yogurt and grapes. Yes an odd combination but one which was really nice to eat if I am honest.

Lemon Drizzle.


So a little back story, but in May my uncle was ill and in hospital. So to cheer him up I made him his favourite cakes. This was a lemon drizzle and a fruit cake. Although, I kind of ended up making a fruit loaf. Because well I had one of those moments when you only focus on one element of the cake (fruit) and just went with a recipe I had made in the past.

(Sorry for the really non-attractive picture!)

Fruit Loaf.


As above. I made this for my uncle. I have to say though, it was a large batch so I actually made two cakes. This was helpful as I ended up splitting it up.

Fruit cupcakes.


I made these because, half way through making the fruit loaf I realised my error so thought I would make some cupcakes to make my uncle happy. Yes it was a busy night in the kitchen. Also just want to flag that my uncle is not the type of person who needed all three, I was just trying to cheer him up with some slices of cake.

Victoria Sponge – Royal Wedding


Basically, I really wanted to make a cake for the Royal Wedding. I thought that I would make a classic, with a twist. So I added fruit in the shape of the union jack on the top for good measure. If I do say so myself, it went well with the days celebrations.

So thats it for May, will be back shortly for June bakes and then shortly after July I guess…

Until next time,



3 Comments Add yours

  1. The Victoria sponge is lovely!! I need to just make one of them instead of just talking about it

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    1. fueltheblog says:

      Oh you should it’s soo nice to eat. But I know the feeling. I haven’t baked in this heat! I’m just too hot!! Xx

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      1. Haha it is quite toasty🌞

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