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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

Sunday, 17 May 2009


Today is Mike's 65th Birthday - Happy Birthday Mike! As regular readers of this blog will know, Mum and Mike are very keen on gardening and we get lots of lovely fresh produce from their enormous allotment. When it came to a cake for Mike's birthday, there was no choice but for it to be a gardening theme so I made these seeding cupcakes cakes served in their very own propagator tray (which doubled as part of his present!) With oreo cookie crumbs as mud (Hello Cupcake was the inspiration for this) and green butter icing piped into leaves and stems to make the seedlings, these cakes were just the ticket!

8 comments:

Marie said...

Happy Birthday Mike! Lucky him to get those delicious cupcakes to enjoy!

Magic Cochin said...

These are just wonderful - they put a big smile on my face (what a good start to a Monday morning and with a deadline to keep!)

I think there's the seed of a new book in there ;-)

Celia
x

Rita said...

Wow ... this is lovely ... so creative!

Angela said...

These are absolutely fantastic, Hannah! From a distance the seedlings look totally 3d---nice effect!

Jules said...

The way you have presented these cakes is genius!

Lynne said...

these are just perfect.... and there must be the added shiver of eating what your eyes tell you is potting soil... I'm sure your tastebuds tell you something quite different!

Gareth & Amy said...

Hannah - these look amazing - what a great idea!

The Ample Cook said...

What a fabulous idea - they're perfect Hannah