Ah Friday, a hectic day and the last day of a hectic week. I had a few bits of baking to do for orders for collection yesterday. All three of the orders were for the Friday Treat of the Berries and Cream Swiss Roll. They were collected on Friday lunchtime so that was a job well done which left me the rest of the day to play at the dining table.

Berries & Cream Swiss Roll

I used many of the sugarpaste, modelling paste, cutters, moulds, rolling pins, sugarpaste utensils that I own to start modelling flowers. With the help of Youtube I was improving . I was pleased with what I managed to do as it has been some years now since I had last made any decorations like this. In my market days I would make ice a dummy cake with sugar paste decorations of various themes just to show my customers what I was capable of. The themes I did were flowers, Frozen, cupcakes and lollypops, the seaside and autumn leaves. All of these themes were made up as I went along so my own idea completely. I loved changing the design on the two tiered dummy cakes which I used at the stall. I have an idea going around in my head for decorating my dummy cake that I own now so I am intending to crack on with that soon.

The last couple of days I have spent pushing the social media side of things. Sharing lots of my baking pictures and recipes to see if I can increase the visitors to my blog. It is quite hard work running your own business as you have to market it yourself. I spend hours researching all these recipe sites and blogs to have a look around at what others are doing in the big wide world of baking. I have really enjoyed using the computer for something other than pricing, blogging, photos, video editing and so on. Now I just need to sit back and see what happens?

Sugarcraft Flowers (First Attempt)

Well the Royal Wedding has been and gone but the FA Cup Final is still on the television. I am just sitting down to the dulcid tones of the football commentator. Don’t think there is long to go which is a good thing :). Tomorrow is “National Quiche Lorraine Day” so I am going to share my Quiche Lorraine recipe. It is such an easy bake to do and is perfect for picnics, packed lunches or as a light supper with friends and family.

A Quiche Lorraine Recipe.

Recipe by V.DaleCourse: Breads, pies and savoury snacks, RecipesCuisine: savoury, quiche, picnicDifficulty: Easy


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A savoury bake which is perfect for a picnic 🙂


  • For the pastry:

  • 8oz plain flour

  • 2oz Trex

  • 2oz butter

  • 1tsp salt

  • water to mix

  • milk for glazing

  • For the filling:

  • 3 eggs

  • 200ml milk

  • 3oz grated cheddar cheese

  • black pepper

  • 3oz bacon pieces


  • For the pastry:
  • Mix together the flour and salt.
  • Add the butter and Trex.
  • Rub the fats into the flour to resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Mix to form a dough with the water.
  • Preheat the oven to Gas 6.
  • Lightly oil a loose bottomed round cake tin.
  • Roll out the pastry to fit the tin.
  • Line the tin with the pastry.
  • Prick the pastry base with a fork and brush with the milk.
  • Bake for 20 minutes to bake the base as the filling is very liquid and you don’t want a soggy bottom?
  • For the filling:
  • Mix the eggs, milk, cheese, bacon pieces and seasoning together.
  • Pour into the baked pastry base and return to the oven.
  • Bake for a further 30 minutes until golden brown on the top and set firmly.
  • Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin.


  • Nutritionally, one slice of quiche contains 356 calories, 23.3g total fat (30% daily total fat), 23.3g total carbohydrate (8% daily total carbohydrate), 0.8g fibre (3% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

When I made this Quiche Lorraine, I also baked a Vegetarian Quiche to suit the whole family’s tastes. I will share the ideas and the recipe for this other quiche on Monday. That’s me signing off for the night as Grease is on the TV and I love this film.:)