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Helen Lambert

oh they look lovely... could just eat one....I am useless with cakes and sweets...Pete does all that....we missed all the eggs etc...but they are waiting for us may pop down in a min...I am just catching up inbetween dusting...what with Alfie and all these chimneys we have a very dusty house....I hate dust...thanks for sharing all your lovely H


Now that's naughty - I was hoping to have one!!
They look scrummy and as usual lovely photographs.


sooooo pretty, not suprised you couldn't resist them xxx


Vanessa, I wonder if you've ever been to this website
If nothing else they are a wonder of inspiration! Someday I'd like to try their wafer paper decorations, and they have unusual cupcake liners as well!


WOW! Those cupcakes are amazing! Thanks for the recipe! I'm sure mine won't turn out as pretty as your friend's!

kitschen pink

Loving that fondant coloured china. Just so pretty! As we get eggs from the farm '2 eggs' is a bit of a flexible term so when we make cake we weigh the eggs and adjust the other measurements accordingly. I have never ever had much success with the all-in method. I think I'm too much of a traditionalist! But reading this.. I need to bake! YUM! t.x


hello Vanessa. I am frantically trying to catch up after the hols and see all the cakey goodness I have missed on your blog! Gorgeous colours so reminiscent of spring. Lovely xx

Bobo Bun

The colours of your china are simply delicious. I think they are the most gorgeous pictures I have seen for a long time now.

Lisa x


What scrumptiousness!! x


Hi Vanessa Thank you for the recipe,they certainly do look delicious. I am making them as soon as possible. Love the china and the photos too. x


These look so delicious...I just want to reach through my computer screen and grab one or two. Really Vanessa...these are almost too pretty to eat! Thank you so much for sharing her recipe with us.


and so pretty :o)

Susana Alves (mundoacores)

They look fantastic! I just don´t know if I can find all the ingredients here in Portugal, but I´ll try!!! :)

Thank you!


Hi Vanessa,
I was just thinking I'd give this recipe a go, as you do on a Friday afternoon and its horrid outside. I noticed the flour says 100g where as the Flora and sugar are 110g (though all 4ozs). Just wondered if it's 110g for all of them? Ah well, I'll just give it a go, what's 10g between friends!
Hen x

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Thanks again!

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Yummy! These look amazing. The recipe makes it sound so easy. Perfect!


Hmmm. Did you add any butter or other fat/oil?

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

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