Have you ever noticed that there are some flavours that are absolutely made to for each other? Think raspberry and white chocolate, vanilla and lemon, or mint and dark chocolate – no matter how to combine them, you’re almost guaranteed to come up with something amazing.

Brown sugar and cinnamon is another one of those ‘dream team’ combinations – but one you see a little less often than the rest. It might have something to do with cinnamon having a strong association with Christmas around here (or is that just me)… regardless, it’s a flavour combination worth celebrating!

So this afternoon I celebrated by making a batch of Snickerdoodles – a simple biscuit that brings the two flavours together beautifully. Not sure what a Snickerdoodle is? It’s a basic American biscuit that uses brown sugar and cinnamon as its ‘hero’ flavours. Simple to make, delicious to eat and full of flavour, they’re one American tradition well worth adopting!

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HTWD’s First Decorating Class


High Tea with Dragons is a huge part of my life and one of my favourite parts is getting to know some of my lovely readers. Which is why I was so excited to announce that I would be hosting decorating classes – what better way to get to know you than over copious amounts of buttercream, sweet treats and decorating?

On Saturday I had the absolute pleasure of hosting my very first decorating class – Beginner’s Cupcake Decorating! Having spent the morning baking, preparing goodie bags, making cupcake toppers and setting everything up, I couldn’t wait for the six lovely ladies to arrive so we could get the class going.

As a beginner’s class we ran through the basics of cupcakes all the way from coring and filling to making and piping buttercream. I showed the ladies how to decorate a cupcake in three different ways using just one decorating tip – the perfect challenge for any beginner decorator!

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