Over the past few months I have had a lot people leave comments on my blog asking me to send them my recipes, especially for the giant cupcake (even though the tin comes with a recipe). This has been a tough one for me. I don’t like to disappoint but this is my business, it’s how I earn my living now. I put the question out to my twitter followers who overwhelmingly responded that I should not share my recipes. Some suggested that maybe I could do some mini tutorials or maybe offer to sell recipe sheets. Some even suggested I write a book – maybe one for the future! :-)

Anyway, I hope this doesn’t make me seem mean and unapproachable, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. I will put together some small tutorials in the new year for those of you who are interested and I am also looking into starting my own classes too.

In the meantime, I am happy to offer a tip to those of you who like baking. A lot of my basic sponge mixes are based on weighing the eggs before you start and using the same weight in each of butter, self raising flour and caster sugar. This always produces a lovely sponge cake or cupcakes. You can add a little baking powder too for a light, fluffy sponge cake.