Baby, it’s cold outside – a cake perfect for winter!

My (not so) little brother and I share a passion for baking and really have a lot of fun spending time in the kitchen together. Although we both have slightly different approaches,  I would say the parts we enjoy most is the planning and the time when we see the finished project. We often have…

Last minute make wrapping paper idea

This is the 4th year in a row that I am wrapping my Christmas gifts in plain packing paper and make it look nice by using things I can find in my (massive) crafting drawer. Whilst I had silver paper last year and white paper the year before I went back to the roots this…

The Food Exchange – Christmas Rocky Road

It’s time for the Food Exchange again and, as always, my friend Lucy from lucyabakes bakes something that is well known in Germany and I bake something that is well known in England. The story behind this is that I am from Germany, but live in England and Lucy is from England, but lives in…

Biscuits in two colours + my first attempt at flooding and piping

When it comes to making biscuits for Christmas I usually pick one Sunday afternoon where I then make 6 kinds of biscuits whilst looking after a baby/toddler. And although I have a great husband that always helps me, the kitchen usually looks like a bomb site that he ends up cleaning at 9 o’clock at…

Advent…Advent…Advent calendar in a box

I am not going to go on about how close Christmas is all of a sudden – just one thing: as you can see on the photos I am not really prepared yet regarding accessories and decorations :). But I thought that is not that important and I’d rather post it without photos that contain…

There is no Christmas without baking Hazelnut Macaroons!

At Christmas time something would be missing for me if I couldn’t bake traditional German and Austrian Christmas biscuits – there are so many different one’s and if I had the time I would like to make at least 10 different kinds of biscuits.  This year we managed to bake five different kinds. We made…