Thursday, 9 September 2010

An invitation!

Sponge + buttercream icing = happiness

Next week is National Cupcake Week!  
Can you think of anything more worthy of celebration?  Well of course you can but still I invite you all to join me in praising this humble little sponge by baking up a batch or two or three for that matter. If you are not a baker then buy some and enjoy! I for one, need little encouragement but will use this celebratory opportunity to maybe try something new or that recipe Hubby Biscuit has been requesting or just to stare at the little beauties before I devour them.  
I love cake.  
It's really as simple as that.  I love the alchemy of it.  I love the word.  I love the smell of it wafting through my home as that smell is home.  The varieties are endless as is the choice to suit yourself and bake the cake that does it for you.  Aah, the disappointment of bad cake, of horridly hard chocolate cake, of a bland powdery muffin!  The heartache...
Now cupcakes...oh those itty bitty cupcakes...I love how the sponge looks like a really comfortable bed with it's buttercream duvetI want to crawl into one and nap!  Yes, I know, I sound like a loon but I am confident there are some of you out there who feel the same (not you Heather, I know, not you!).  I have a bad case of the smittens!
Please join me next week in celebrating by baking some cupcakes and blogging about it.  I'd love to see which flavours you choose and photos of your finished masterpieces because that's what each and everyone is, an ickle masterpiece!  And always, most importantly, made with love!

Have fun!



  1. I love the bed and duvet analogy!
    Lisa x

  2. I'm in! I need very little persuasion when it comes to cake.

    p.s. i bought a couple of those M&S custard cream tins full of biccies for me and my Mum - so delightful! x

  3. Actually ... I may just join in with you!!! My cake-loving hubby and blondie son have been quite vocal recently about the lack of cake in our house. A little unfair as I bought them a McVities sponge last week!! Plus we've been watching the Great British Bake Off.

    Anyhoo, I'll see if Delia has something simple to offer and do it too.


    You can get up off the floor now ..x

  4. Oh Oh Oh! I will SO be making my favourite ever cupcakes. If I can find the recipe that is... xx

  5. I LOVE CAKE! I think about cake EVERYDAY! I am always buying things that are to do with baking cupcakes but never seem to have the time or energy lately. I think they are the cutest thing ever and I had them instead of a wedding cake mmmmmm...

  6. As if we need a special week to celebrate the delights of the cupcake. The oven is still out of bounds here, but we will buy some plain ones and pretty them up. My lovelies will be happy to help out I'm sure!
    Louise xx

  7. Ohhh! I'm definately in I love making cupcakes I have a small person that loves to get involved as well - not that we need it to be cupcake week or any occasion really xx

  8. Just joined in with the Cupcake Love - better late than never (especially where cake is concerned). My cupcake of choice is a Cappuccino Cupcake. Chocolate & Coffee Cake with a White Chocolate Butter icing. Have even just posted pics! (have I mentioned CAKE enough in this little comment??


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