Cutter & Squidge

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I absolutely love discovering new places in London, especially those which require me to eat. So when I saw images of 5 layered cakes slathered in buttercream from a place called “Cutter & Squidge” floating around my Instagram feed, I was drawn in from the word go and knew I had to go check it out.

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Pad Thai

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Cooking recipes don’t tend to appear much on this blog – let’s just say I’m more of a baker than a cook. I’m very meticulous so much prefer following the exact measurements of a baking recipe than throwing in a dash of this, a pinch of that.

However, cooking is something I want to really build upon this year, starting with the basics and working my way up to various cuisines.

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Devil’s Food Cake

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I’ve said it time and time again but I’ll say it again, I’m a sucker for chocolate based desserts. I lose all willpower when chocolate comes into the equation. My lose weight resolution goes out the window, my healthy eating motto disappears and before I know it I’ve got more chocolate cake stuffed down my throat than Bruce from Matilda.

So when I saw this Devil’s food cake recipe on Nigella’s website, I just could not resist. The sheer amount of chocolate had me salivating before I’d even begun baking. I’m not normally a massive fan of making sandwiched/tiered cakes, but since one of my new year goals was to venture out a little more with my baking, there was no way I couldn’t give this a go.

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Recipe Roundup

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Hello 2016! Didn’t that come around awfully quickly?

I’m not one to normally look back and reflect but 2015 was a good one. Needless to say I had my fair share of ups and downs but I had some pretty awesome standout moments too. I managed to travel to 7 different countries, bag myself a new job and for the first time in my life, join the gym! But most importantly, I was most proud of my baking last year. I began to take it more seriously and really found myself enjoying it more. My favourite moment has to be finally having the courage (after 2 years of saying I will) to bake for my colleagues at work. This was something I never thought I’d be able to do but the positive feedback from family, friends and workmates really boosted my confidence and enabled me to bake more.

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