Guest Post: Candyfloss Melting Moments

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Hello lovely readers of High Tea with Dragons. I am Lydia from Lydia Bakes and I’m honoured to be guest blogging over here for Kirsten while she is away honeymooning!

Kirsten and I have very similar tastes when it comes to baking, when Kirsten mentioned guest blogging on High Tea with Dragons I knew I had to make something sweet and fun.

I decided to add a twist to a classic cookie, Melting Moments. These eggless cookies truly do melt in your mouth and with a sweet candyfloss flavoured filling they’re the perfect treat to satisfy a sweet tooth craving!

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

Gosh, I have no idea where the weekend goes! Between chores, catching up with friends and baking the whole thing is over in a heartbeat. Luckily summer’s on the horizon, Christmas is looming and the holidays aren’t far away – I can’t wait!

In the meantime, here are five things to help get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

Wow – what a wonderful weekend! After having the pleasure of hosting my first decorating class on Saturday, Kevin and I treated ourselves to a date night in Gold Class – such a great way to finish a lovely day. After baking and decorating a cake on Sunday morning, the afternoon was spent lounging in the sun reading and ticking a few things off my to do list. Very successful all round!

Now to make this week just as awesome. Here are five things to help get the week started…

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Mid-winter Christmas Cookie Swap

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I absolutely love blogging – the brainstorming, baking, photographing, writing, planning… everything! I especially love getting to know some of my lovely readers and blogging buddies through their comments, emails, Facebook comments and tweets – it’s a whole lot of fun!

The one downside of blogging is that a lot of the time your online blog friends are just that – online. Which is why I was absolutely thrilled when Lydia from Lydia Bakes invited me to the cookie swap she was planning – a group of bloggers catching up over cookies and tea, swapping cookies and taking home a bundle of delicious baking; what’s not to love?

While I was of course looking forward to gorging myself on cookies (who wouldn’t look forward to that?), I was especially excited to catch up with some old and new blogging friends: Courtenay and Melissa from Baking Makes Things Better, Amanda from Here Comes the Sun and Danelle, photographer at A Couple of Night Owls and blogger at Danelle Bourgeois. I’m sure you’re already familiar with some of them, and those that you aren’t – you should be, you’ll love them!

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week! After a weekend filled with wedding planning, baking, chores and friends, I’m rearing to go this Monday morning – or will be once I lay my hands on a coffee! Here are five things to help get your week off to a good start…

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Hot cross suprise cupcakes

Happy Easter Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful long weekend and that you got totally spoilt by the Easter bunny (I certainly did!)

One of my favourite things about blogging is the people you meet – whether it’s other bloggers or readers, I always love finding a note in my inbox from someone new. There are some wonderful bloggers out there, and I was lucky enough to become friends with one of them through a mutual love (read: obsession) of baking – the lovely Lydia of Lydia Bakes.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of working with Lydia on something a bit special – an Easter collaboration post! After coming up with the idea of doing a cupcake version of the classic hot cross bun, we worked together on every part of the process – from conception and design to baking and decorating. And if you ask me, the result is pretty spectacular.

We came up with Hot Cross Surprise cupcakes – a fluffy, spiced cupcake (packed with chocolate chips instead of raisins), topped with a smear of buttercream icing and half a hollow Easter egg iced with a royal icing cross.

The special part? When you crack open the egg treats tumble out, just like the old fashioned Easter eggs!

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