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Caroline Muspratt
Writer, baker, cake decorator, cat lover
Writer, baker, cake decorator, cat lover


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Scrabble Letter Cookie Cutters and Biscuits
  These scrabble cookie cutters are a fun way to send a message to a loved one or decorate a cake. I got a set for my birthday this year – they come in a sturdy metal tin and are the same size as actual scrabble letters. Made of plastic, they let you cut ou...

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Meal Planning Monday 2017 Week 34
Monday Breakfast yogurt or porridge if time Lunch vegetable soup and wholemeal roll Dinner chicken pie and mashed potato for him, harissa-spiced mackerel with cumin potato hash for me Tuesday Breakfast yogurt or porridge if time Lunch tuna sandwich Dinner p...

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D'lish Donut Shopkins Birthday Cake
Do you know what Shopkins are? If you have children then you might… if like me you are yet to become a parent then you can be excused for having absolutely no idea!   I’ve written before about the fantastic charity Free Cakes for Kids – I made a Rapunzel ca...

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Review: Houghton Lodge and Gardens, Stockbridge, Hampshire
On a sunny day Houghton Lodge and Gardens in Stockbridge, Hampshire, is a beautiful place for afternoon tea, a wedding reception or simply a stroll around the gardens. It has an orangery, a manor house, various sections of gardens, a river running through t...

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Nigella Lawson's Croque Monsieur Bake
If you like a toasted cheese sandwich then you will love this croque monsieur bake by Nigella Lawson. It takes a bit more time but not much more effort and makes a great brunch or lunch. One advantage over toasted sandwiches is you don’t have to make them o...

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Dance like no-one is watching Flowers card
  I like rubber stamps with sentiments that are a bit out of the ordinary, something different to 'happy birthday' and 'best wishes'.  They can sometimes be hard to find and what's more, if they are that unusual you might find you are only able to use them ...

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Meal Planning 2017 Week 33
Finally we had some hot weather at the weekend so the barbecue we hosted for my father-in-law's birthday on Sunday was a resounding success. I'm sure it would have been anyway as it was lovely to have the extended family around (ranging in age from 7 to 70s...

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Paper 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas
Everyone has heard of golden wedding anniversaries and ruby wedding anniversaries, but if you’re not married yourself, you may not know that every year has a theme! The theme is supposed to represent the gifts that the husband and wife give each other, and ...

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Review: The Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
I celebrated my first wedding anniversary in June and as the day fell on a Sunday we decided to go back to our wedding venue, the Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire. We attempted to recreate one of our wedding photos - albeit without the professional wedding ...

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Meal Planning Monday 2017 - Week 32
Best laid plans and all that... last week I didn't make a couple of the meals I had planned, one night because I was home too late and the other because it was the end of the week, I was unexpectedly working from home and decided I really fancied roast pota...
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