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

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

On Friday evening my friend Jess and I made 150 cupcakes for her sister in law's birthday. Jess wanted the cupcakes to look as mad and brightly coloured as possible and I think we managed to achieve that! Thank goodness for disposable icing bags as we made 8 different coloured icings. The whole kitchen was covered in a dusting of edible glitter when we had finished including Jess and myself! My favourite were the purple ones with glace cherries - so simple but they looked so pretty with a little dazzleberry glitter! Can you spot the mad Crusty the Clown cupcake that we made with all the leftover icing at the end of the evening!!!!


Sadie said...

just lovely! They look fabulous, and totally bonkers!
Where did you get your edible glitter? I ask because yours actually looks like glitter. I bought some supposedly silver edible glitter last year, but it looked like grey sand and not in the least bit glittery!

Mozart's Girl said...

Hi Hannah, gorgeous as always...laughed at the Krusty one! Sadie, glitter is amazing & people think it really IS craft glitter which makes me laugh! Our local cake supply shop stocks it, but you can get it online from www.cakecraftshop.co.uk or www.fairygoodies.co.uk too! Thanks for the lovely post Hannah xo Rachel

Hannah said...

I get my glitter from www.fairygoodies.co.uk. They have so many different colours (and I have most of them!) The best one for all round dainty glitter effect is disco white hologram or disco ivory hologram - but the rest are all lovely too!

Thanks both of you for your lovely comments


Libbs said...

gorgeous cupcakes! I'm very inspired.

A tutorial on icing is needed ;) I'm jealous of how incredible they look.

Rita said...

What fun!

Morwenna Ellis-Philips said...

Very pretty and colourful cupcakes, they look lovely. I too have the disco white hologram glitter and it is amazing!
Morwenna x

Emma said...

Dear Hannah, love these cakes - so cute, so very edible!

I want to make contact to talk about Fairtrade Baking Recipes - is there an e-mail address I can use as I don't want to hijack your comments page!

Thanks, Emma

Hannah said...

Hi Emma
Please do e-mail me - hannah@material-change.com