It's a new year! The holiday season just seemed to fly past and all of a sudden it's the middle of January. How did that happen? I've still been busy baking and if you follow the Edinburgh Eats twitter, you may have noticed a lot of petit four photos I've posted up, which are also on the Edinburgh Eats Flickr. Well it's not just because I'm mad for the mini-cakes (although obviously that's true as well!). I'm working on something quite exciting at the moment which I'm crossing all fingers will come together - a pop-up afternoon tea party right here in Edinburgh! These afternoon teas will have a proper vintage feel with just the right amount of kitsch. They're all going to be themed and will have cakes made accordingly - think Alice in Wonderland tarts with red rose petal jam, Spring Flowers themed violet cupcakes and lavender macarons. Think sophisticated tea party in the parlour of an eccentric old auntie who likes to keep your drinks topped up. I am really excited to be a part of this and will hopefully have more information to share about it very soon.
In the meantime, I should mention that I wrote some guest blog posts over the holidays, one for Total Food Geeks whose theme was "From The Tree" - here's a recipe for some shiny apple cupcakes. I wanted to make them look like they'd just been ripely plucked from the tree!
Another guest post was for Learning From Sophie's Christmas Party with a recipe for florentines. They are associated with Christmas but really should be eaten any time - they are super easy to make!
Right now, I'm on a weekend break in Kinross, staying at the rather lovely Green Hotel as part of a really good itison.com deal and it's so beautiful here and totally relaxing. We had some especially good grub at their Basil restaurant last night (all part of the deal) but that's all for another blog post...