Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Thursday, 9 April 2009

I have made so many cakes this week - it almost feels like I am testing for a cook book again! Golden cupcakes for a golden wedding - a couple in our village were married 50 years ago in the village church and still live in the village, Easter Cupcakes for our village sewing circle More Easter cupcakes for a Danish chap who came over for a meeting yesterday at Birmingham airport (I always find meetings go better with cupcakes!) - these looked very stylish packaged in a proper cake box (I have plenty left from the RHS show) and a red ribbon, an Easter cake for the Mum of a friend of mine who is unwell - swushed up with clear cellophane and a ribbon that matched the cake it looks very pretty, and another lot of cupcakes for a meeting this morning! For the cakes this morning, I added lemon curd to the butter cream which went so well with the lemon drizzle cupcakes - so lemony and tangy. I will definitely be doing this again!


The Ample Cook said...

Hi Hannah, they all look so lovely. Can you tell me - what proportions of butter/icing sugar do you use for your buttercream?


Joanna said...

All this AND a job - you're a marvel, Hannah

Happy Easter

Rita said...

How pretty! I am off to Spain for 7 weeks, and will bake some there! Like the lemon curd with the lemon drizzle cake!

Lucy said...

Everything looks so pretty! My favourite is the Easter cake - that would definitely cheer me up when I was ill. The last lemon cupcakes got my mouth watering too :)

Heatherfeather said...

Hannah, these cupcakes look so beautiful! Where did you get the gold and silver hearts? I loved the bird in the center of the cake too :)

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration Hannah.

Thank you for all your great recipes.


Alex said...

My mouth is watering... but they all look too pretty too eat!!