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Princess Picks

Royal decorations…

With only two days to go until the wedding of the year, most of the British public are sorting out any last-minute preparations for the parties they are holding!

My housemates and myself are holding a big BBQ and party after the wedding and everything is union jack or Kate and William themed! So naturally I have to bake cupcakes in matching cases!

With many different varieties of union jack cupcake cases available, you’ll be sure to find some pretty little cases that will look stunning with your union jack decor!

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Comic Relief Cake Sale

It’s all for fun!

As we all know, Friday 18th March is this year’s Comic Relief – so I thought I’d lend a helping hand by using my baking skills to raise money for charity.

Last week, Staffordshire University’s Cheerleading Squad arranged a bake sale to raise money for the charity and for themselves. My housemate, Lindsay, is a member of the Scarlettes and was baking cookies when I come home from lectures one day. So naturally, being the cook-a-holic I am, I was desperate to get involved and show off my baking skills!

After being told what delicious cakes the girls were making, I decided I had to make something different.

I cooked a batch of twelve strawberry cupcakes, and another batch of vanilla and cookie cakes. After making them I still had loads of mixture left and decided to make mini tasters for passers by so they’d be attracted to the cake stalls – and pay more for the cakes!

Photos by Lucie Victoria

After selling the cakes in two different places for three hours, the cheerleaders managed to sell the majority of them, and raised a whopping £160!

Massive well done to the Scarlettes <3


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Bake in the box…THE RESULT!


Okay, so earlier I baked the ‘bake in the box’ bread that I mentioned yesterday.

I followed the method correctly so I presumed the bread would turn out fine! Unfortunately, it didn’t rise very much, therefore it was quite gooey in the middle.

Also, it tasted very, very, very salty! I mean, I am a massive fan of salt, and my friends laugh at how much salt I have on my food, so you would think that I’d like it!

I wouldn’t recommend buying one of these mixes unless it’s the cake one, as that one could turn out different.

Here is the finished product!

Seeded bake in the box loaf


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Bake in the box


Whilst I was in Manchester shopping at the weekend, I popped into Aldi to buy some face cream. I don’t go in to Aldi often so I thought I’d take a nosey round and I found a selection of ‘Bake in the tin/box’ mixes and decided I had to give one a try!

So after choosing a bread loaf over a cake loaf, I settle on Seeded Bread.

Bake in the tin seeded bread

According to the box, all of the ingredients are in the tin, and all you have to do is add water! After that you leave it for 30 minutes until the dough rises, then you pop it in the oven for 45-55 minutes.


I shall find out and let you know!

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This is new!


I’m Abigail Reed, a second year Broadcast Journalism student currently studying at Staffordshire University.

For many years I have enjoyed cooking and I’m always willing to try out new recipes and ideas. Therefore when I chose to make a blog it seemed like the only option for me to choose!

Peppermint Frosting, will be updated on a regular basis with picture and video recipes, recommendations and tips and hints, all for you to try out.

So, I present to you, my blog…

Peppermint Frosting!

Much love ❤

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