Today I’m sharing my Top Gluten Free Recipes for 2014! 2014 brought lots of joy and a few new challenges.
In 2014, I got married, went on a trip of a lifetime to Canada and the U.S.A, and changed jobs. I continued to build on old and new friendships and said goodbye to my precious Nan. I also attempted to bake a few new treats to share with you all.
Whilst I must admit I found it challenging to put aside the time to blog, my love for baking and blogging about it still remains, even if it’s only for my benefit.
I made this Gluten Free Chocolate and Salted Caramel Layer Cake for Jesse’s birthday on the weekend. You see, Birthdays have always been an important event in my family. Celebrations over lunch/dinner with presents and cake are a must. Just like Christmas it’s not about the presents, but we love a good good excuse to show our loved ones how special they are.
So naturally when Jesse and I started going out (aka dating) I felt the need to show him how you really celebrate a birthday. In the past this has included gifts like lego and a Playstation for the child at heart; but most importantly, a new birthday cake each year.
I decided I would make my own Wedding Cupcakes and although their was a few hiccups along the way I am really proud of how they turned out! My sister kindly agreed to make the top tier cake (a caramel mud cake) to match my cupcakes – a selection of Brown sugar cupcakes with Salted Caramel filling and buttercream and Vanilla cupcakes filled with Lemon curd.
The majority of the cupcakes were made with normal flour, but I also made a batch of gluten free salted caramel cupcakes for a few guests and my sister and I who are gluten free.
In the end I have to say the best part of baking my own wedding cupcakes was being able to share my love for baking with our guests. It gave me great pleasure to see some guests devour not 1 but 2 cupcakes on the night although there weren’t any leftovers.
Here are the recipes for my salted caramel and vanilla with lemon curd cupcakes in case you might want to bake them one day. Continue reading →
What better way to celebrate Australia Day than by baking these Gluten Free Lime Lamingtons filled with Lime Curd!
Inspiration for this Gluten Free recipe has been sitting in my kitchen for about a year and after tasting these Lamingtons I honestly don’t know why I didn’t give them a go earlier. Absolute madness! The lime curd adds such a fun and fruity twist to traditional lamingtons.
Hope you all had a wonderful Australia Day and weekend!