Recent Baking Adventures

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately. Things have been a little busy 'round these parts, & rather stressful too. I find baking to be fantastic for stress relief, & it's so nice to be able to share the results. Regular posting activity will resume shortly, but meanwhile, here are a few of my recent (vegan) baked offerings...

Cheesy Broccoli Tart with Almond Shortcrust Pastry

Cinnamon Coffee Cake from The Joy of Vegan Baking, with the addition of apples, & served with my own recipe for whipped cashew cream (that I'll be sharing on my blog soon!)

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache, recipe from The PPK

What Have I Been Doing?

What have I been doing lately? Do you want to know? Cast your eyes leftwards...here's a sneak peek at one of the pieces from my new jewellery range which will be in my new online shop early September (I hope it will be early September, if everything runs smoothly). I've been making jewellery for a year now - sourcing nice supplies, perfecting techniques, working on my designs & illustrations, playing around with product photography - it's been a long time in development & it's gotten to the point where I'm bursting to show people what I've been doing! I am so looking forward to the day when I fling open the doors to the brand new Magic Jelly Emporium, full of shiny trinkets, new artwork, gocco prints, etc (I'm imaging a stampede of eager shoppers buying everything in sight, but that may be a tad optimistic). Oh dear, I have a lot to do between now & September haven't I? Why am I hanging around here blogging?!

I'll leave you with some eye candy (or eye cake - but that sounds like a nasty condition requiring a dose of eye drops), here's a vegan carrot cake with vanilla cream frosting I made on the weekend.