Mother's Day Baking Ft. GBBO

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Happy Mother's Day! Today's post is all about baking as myself and my mum both love baking and the Great British Bake Off! I was kindly sent the *Great British Bake Off Big Book Of Baking (£20) which is a dream baking book as not only are the photography and layout gorgeous but the recipes are lovely too! As soon as I received the book, I started marking off pages and the mini cakes and quick cupcake recipes instantly caught my eye. As I didn't have much time, I decided to make the quick chocolate cupcakes for my mum.

I followed the instructions to the letter, although with the frosting I made my own chocolate buttercream frosting. I also used the same mix to make regular cupcakes with frosting and edible paper decorations, mini heart cupcakes and mini chocolate doughnuts! I'm so impressed with this recipe, everything came out so well first time round. 
The cupcake mix is so versatile, it makes delicious cupcakes as well as mini heart cupcakes and also mini doughnuts. The mix is relatively quick and easy to make, it bakes evenly and well first time round and it tastes so light, chocolaty and yummy! Experiment with different cupcake moulds, I used heart shaped moulds and a cute cupcake mould for some of my cupcakes.

The book has so many delicious recipes, I love how it's laid out and it also has information about the GBBO contestants. It would a be fantastic gift for bakers and anyone who loves the Great British Bake Off. My mum loved these cupcakes as did my dad and sister. If you are planning to bake some goodies for your mum, guardians or grandma this weekend then I would definitely recommend this book! I will be making some easter bakes soon on my vegetarian food blog, here.

Have you tried any GBBO recipes? What do you think of the cupcakes I made for Mother's Day?

40 comments

  1. Aww these sound and look so lovely! I love watching GBBO but I missed the recent one that came on, I'm not entirely sure why...

    Neeny x
    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a great series, I can watch them over and over again x

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  2. These cupcakes look super cute. Looks like an awesome baking book. I haven't tried any GBBO recipes yet!

    xx

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    1. It's the first recipe I've tried from the book and it turned out amazingly well the first time round x

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    1. Thanks, I just used a heart shaped silicone mold x

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    1. They are, I will definitely make them again x

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  5. These are so cute, I love the edible 'eat me' decorations!

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    xx

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  6. Wow, these cupcakes are so cute <3 such a lovely idea for Mother's day, very thoughtful :)

    Serene xoxo

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    1. Thank you, my mum, sister and auntie loved them x

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  7. They look really tasty!
    Thanks for comment my post, you have now a new follower!

    Laura xx

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  8. These look awesome, such a good book I'd love to bake something from it.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  9. These desserts look so good that I have to purchase a copy of the Great British Bake Off Big Book Of Baking as soon as possible! Happy Sunday, Heather :)

    http://www.lovecompassionatelee.com/thinkoutloud/2015/3/1/3215

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    1. It's a great book - there are so many delicious recipes that I can't wait to try out x

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  10. Swoon!! Oh how cute!!!:) It looks so delish too!:) TFS!

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    1. Thank you, I love how they turned out x

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  11. They look so delicious, I think your mum is super happy!
    Btw I'm your newest follower on Bloglovin', I hope you like my blog as well!

    XOXO,
    Taria-ann
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  12. I love all the great british bake off releases as well as the mary berry books, I am obsessed with the show and thought that this year as well as the comic relief specials were amazing! I need this! xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. We have one of the previous GBBO books and we love it x

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  13. They look so good! I will definitely look into this book! (Btw I really love your blog design! )
    Little Beauty Blog
    Elizabeth x

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  14. I need to have a flick through this book in Waterstones next time I go into town, it looks beautiful! Also love the cupcakes :)

    Rebecca Coco

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  15. I love your blog! Thanks for sharing. ;)
    Sophia
    someplaceinthemidst.blogspot.com

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  16. They look so yummy ♥

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  17. The cupcakes look so cute! Baking isn't really my forte, but I'd love to give this book a go!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  18. I like this post, beautiful photos! It’s a great job!
    Can’t wait to see the new one!)

    Diana Cloudlet
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  19. I've always loved the GBBO books, the step by step guides are such a saviour!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  20. Erm this really is a dream book, I hope you feature more recipes :) I can't believe the mix can do cakes and donuts, I would definitely make both at once!

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  21. I love the heart shape of these - so cute! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  22. This is such a cute post and I love how it is all set out!

    lotsofloveliz.blogspot.com

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  23. Beautiful pictures! I love the show too and those cupcakes look so yummy :) x

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  24. Awww, these cupcakes look so cute and delish! Love their heart shape! <3
    xoxo
    Balham domestic cleaning

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  25. Lovely cupcakes, they're so cute! I too love GBBO books

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