Bake Off is back mamas! This Wednesday saw the start of 10 glorious weeks of baking inspiration and bad innuendo courtesy of Mary, Paul, Mel & Sue and a whole new bunch of eccentric amateur bakers.
It’s a well known fact that watching the Bake Off without something sensational to snack on is a special kind of torture; add pregnancy cravings into the mix and you’ve got yourself quite a sticky situation. So in honour of the return of Britain’s favourite baking competition, we’ve collected some of the best cupcake recipes from around the blogosphere for you to try your hand at. We’ve even selected the perfect maternity clothes to match!
Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes
These super cute strawberry and vanilla cupcakes from GBBO 2011 finalist turned baking blogger Holly Bell are the perfect choice for summer. Girly, light and deliciously jammy, you can find the recipe at Holly’s blog, Recipes from a Normal Mum.
To wear: Match your swirly strawberry cupcakes to our stunning Cerise Dot Maternity Dress.
Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Soft vanilla cupcakes filled with oozey salted caramel sauce, topped with swiss meringue buttercream and drizzled with even more caramel… we are sold! Get the recipe for Kathi’s dreamy salted caramel cupcakes on her blog, Deliciously Yum.
To wear: The ultimate comfort food deserves an equally indulgent outfit. You’ll love our soft Camel Cable Knit Nursing Shawl, made in a delicious blend of cashmere, cotton and plush lamb’s wool.
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
Put a little zing in your step with these beautiful Lemon Blueberry cupcakes from Melanie at Garnish & Glaze. Plump juicy blueberries baked into feather light lemon cake, topped with divine lemon cream cheese frosting and even more fresh blueberries – how could we resist?
To wear: Our Denim Swing Maternity Dress is the perfect partner for these quirky little blueberry cupcakes.
On Your Marks, Get Set, Bake!
Enjoy the Bake Off mamas – kick back and relax with cupcakes and tea!