Parmesan, Black Pepper and Thyme Scones

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  The general consensus about scones it would seem, is that they should be slathered with jam and accompanied with a cup of tea. Add a cake stand, teacups and a string of pearls and you are dangerously close to the twee notion of afternoon tea. Does anybody actually partake in this tradition who isn’t… 

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Raspberry and Rosewater Ombre Anniversary Cake

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Ombre is everywhere at the moment. You cannot pass a pinterest pinboard without seeing Alexa Chung’s trademark graduated colour bob or dip-dyed hairstyles in a range of colours on beautiful surfer-chic models. Clothing is in a range of light to dark hues, eyeshadow graduates across eyes like blended rainbows and even nails are sporting the… 

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Orange and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

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Rhubarb is one of those seasonal gems like asparagus that disappear from the shops just as rapidly as they appear. One moment, you can grab a large bundle for pittance in the supermarkets, and then it’s like gold dust; hiding in gardens across the country and you have to beg, borrow or steal to get… 

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Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake

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Life hasn’t been all sunshine and roses recently. There have been job interviews that weren’t right for me, an opportunity to write for one of my favourite websites that fell through, and some seriously tough life lessons learnt along the way. Alongside that, there was my dissertation project, and although I found my subject incredibly… 

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