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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Cinnamon Rolls

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When I think of cinnamon, Christmas automatically pops into my head. It’s one of those flavours which is so heavily associated with that time of year. Gingerbreads, lattes, teas… you name it. It becomes the only flavour used for the entirety of the month.

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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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