Sorry for the lack of blogging, but there is a good reason! In the next few weeks we are moving to Turks & Caicos for the next year (see the above picture!) for a job that I was offered a few weeks ago. So our Wales plan is on hold for a little while, I discovered on Google that Turks & Caicos have 350 days of sunshine per year so it sort of beat Wales hands down! We are ridiculously excited and just trying to sort out all the paperwork side of things right now!
You know you're cupcake crazy when the first thing you think about when being offered a job on a Paradisiacal Island is 'what will I do without my KitchenAid?', 'what will happen to the contents of my beloved baking cupboard?' and 'where can I get my cupcake fix when I'm there?'!! The answers to most of these questions have unfolded in the past couple of days, my sister Mel didn't hesitate when I asked her if she wanted to take my KitchenAid off my hands for the next year! and I am offering my baking supplies to a couple of friends, and as yet I haven't been able to find any evidence of cupcakes on the Island but I'm thinking that could work in my favour and I'll fit in my case as much baking stuff as I can and perhaps start up some cupcake making on the side for fun!
Apologies also for the lack of baking, I'm afraid the island diet is on right now so baking is off! until next week when I'm making cupcakes for a BBQ at church (but I won't be eating them so it's okay!) So I leave you with a little snap of some mini cupcakes my sister and I bought in London this past weekend. We went to Lola's at Selfridge's and went for strawberry, banana, chocolate and coconut. I have always been impressed with Lola's in the past but this time the cupcakes were just so-so. We loved the coconut one, it was fairly moist and the coconut frosting was yummy and creamy. I felt the chocolate cupcake was too dry and the banana cupcake was too full of spice so it tasted more like a carrot cake than a banana cake. Neither of us rated the strawberry cupcake, there just wasn't anything yummy about it at all! So this past weekend was slightly disappointing on the cupcake front but we made up for it in other food areas with some corn dogs and shakes at The Diner on Friday Night, Taco's and Quesadilla's at Taco Bell on Saturday and the most delicious strawberries and cream cheesecake from The English Cheesecake Company to finish off! They've just unveiled some of their latest cheesecakes today on their website so go check them out, they even have a red velvet cheesecake which looks so tasty!