Ok, I have to declare a little bias when it comes to these books. The Super+Super printmaking and embroidery books are from Brighton-based duo Amy and Claire. These lovely ladies were two of the first people I met when I moved to Brighton and have been a source of craft inspiration ever since. That aside, their books are the perfect stocking fillers for any newbie or experienced crafters out there.
The cake stands were out, the bunting was up and the tea urn was on yesterday for our Bake Off competition at Super+Super in Brighton. The event was to raise money for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.
There was a good turnout from Brighton bakers, and lots of interesting flavours for the three judges to try. There wasn’t a plain sponge in sight! From parsnip and pecan to passionfruit and coconut, our bakers pulled out all the stops to impress. The winning entry – by Natalie Williams – was a truly spectacular sponge cake that featured a hand-painted bird as the design.
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It’s nearly time for our Super+Super Bake Off Competition happening this Sunday. We decided to organise the competition to raise money for Brighton-based children’s charity Rockinghorse. Because we love baking and are a little obsessed with The Great British Bake Off, we thought a bake-off was a perfect way to do it.
We’re really fortunate here at the Little Button Diaries to know some very talented and creative people. So we thought we’d ask some of them to share their own Nap Time Craft.
She’s called Claire is a lifestyle blog written by Claire Culley. Claire lives in Brighton and is also one half of craft hub Super+Super. In her spare time she blogs about fashion, craft, food and more. Without further ado… here she is.
Does anyone else have a failsafe cook whose recipes always turn out looking as good as the pictures in their books promised? Mine’s Lorraine Pascale. With parents visiting, I found myself again turning to an old favourite of mine from her book, “Fast, Fresh and Easy Food”. Her lemon and lime poppy seed drizzle cake is simple to make, and the lemon juice icing makes for a light and zesty bake.
I’m helping to organise a baking competition with the lovely girls at Super+Super to raise money for the Brighton-based charity Rockinghorse. If you’re in or around the Brighton area and want to put your baking skills to the test then come and join us on Sunday 8th September.
For the full lowdown on the competition, head on over to the Super+Super blog.