Serious Studenting & Cupcake Decorating

Things have changed a bit since I was a student… At the end of last month I had a great opportunity to go and teach small groups of students some simple – but effective and very pretty – cupcake decorating techniques. Over the two days I had a ...

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Nice day for a Bridal Shoot

Delighted by (well, anything!) a little email which dropped in to my inbox this morning, I got a welcome reminder of one of my favourite 2017 highlights. Back in May I was thrilled to be asked to take part in a styled shoot with a bunch of very ...

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Christmas Hampers! Gift Boxes! Rich Festive Fruit Cake!

Christmas Hampers £25 **Must be ordered before 12th December*** A selection of Hannah's Kitchen favourites! 4 Millionaire's Shortbread 4 Chocolate Orange & Pistachio Cookies 100g Vanilla or Ginger Fudge (please indicate which flavour when ...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

As soon as people start putting pumpkins on their doorstep, I'm getting giddy abut Christmas. I may be 31 now, but this year is no exception! My excitement is no way diminished by the amount of work lying ahead, as Hannah's Kitchen once again ...

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A Change of Direction

No...I'm not about to stop making wedding cakes and traybakes - that's my 'bread and butter' (or Victoria Sponge, in Cake World). But after a thoroughly enjoyable Village Hall wedding for Sophie and Oliver, Hannah's Kitchen is proud to offer a cold ...

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Breakfast of Kings

A sweet tooth, and a huge fan of dessert for breakfast, imagine my delight when, on a mini-break in the lovely Liverpool, Gareth suggested Moose Coffee on Dale Street.  Ok, I couldn't bend in the middle for much of the day but boy was it worth ...

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The Art of Procrastination

See? SEE? I get organised for like, a second, and then 4 months go by and once again everything’s in total disarray. My receipts are all over the place, I don’t tweet for a month and then send a flurry all in one go and, despite my husband ...

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Administrative Chaos

“Any bank manager will tell you that at least 80% of all business failures are caused by inadequate record keeping”, my Mum is reading aloud from a book about working for yourself. “Unfortunately this fault is by no means uncommon in small ...

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Crazy Cake Lady

You know those women (and yes, I am very sorry to generalise here, but let’s face it – it’s mostly women) who clog up your social media with photos of their cat? Friends of yours who could cheerfully spend an evening regaling you with stories of ...

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Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

There’s a photo on this website of a particular cake. It has Ferrero Rocher on top, and it looks like the kind of cake you want to face plant into, mouth open, and not come up for air until you hit plate. Oh, so you do know the one I mean? This ...

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A cake Lover's thoughts on exercise

I’m not exactly a “just a small piece” kind of girl. I believe all new bakes must be sufficiently taste tested (and bakes I’ve been making for years, come to think of it), and I really don’t understand people who can take a bit of cake, then set the ...

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Knaresborough Christmas Market

Knaresborough Christmas Market is a festive tradition with my husband and in-laws. For Knaresborough, this Edwardian-themed Christmas market is one of its more mundane annual events, and one that doesn’t end with the participants plunging into the ...

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A Passion for Baking

Welcome to Hannah's Kitchen! That’s a lovely thing to say. It feels like this business has been a long time in the making…and I’ve only just launched! My own baking business is something I’ve always dreamed of, but it seemed to be an adventure ...

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