The theme for our very first Treat Petite challenge was ‘No Theme’ – anything goes! As a brand new challenge, it was so exciting for me and Stuart over at Cakeyboi to see the entries coming in thick and fast!
The first entry was from Caroline Makes… with these amazing Cupcake Ducks! I am such a sucker for a novelty cupcakes and I thought these were brilliant. Each duck was given it’s own personality, one is a vampire with fangs, one has sunglasses on, and one has eyelashes and kissable lips!
These Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are from Ros at The More Then Occasional Baker. I think the styling of the photo is perfect, with the ice cream tablecloth, the ‘fallen’ ice cream and the chocolate spoons. Peanut butter and chocolate is such a yummy combination!
Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes made these stunningly blue Blackcurrant Macarons. They were made as a gift for a friend who got married in Greece, and the blue was to represent the beautiful blue of the Greek sea. I love the vivid colour, and they are filled with blackcurrant jam.
Vohn from Vohn’s Vittles made these pretty Chocolate and Orange Marmalade Cupcakes, made with Mackays Dundee Orange Marmalade. There is some great history behind marmalade in her post. This is the third recipe in a series Vohn has made with Mackays jam as the inspiration, the Chocolate Lime Tart she made sounds amazing too!
I entered my GBBO inspired Petit Fours, which were Mini Lime Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream, Fresh Raspberry & Chocolate Decoration, and Cherry & Almond Viennese Swirl Biscuits. I was really pleased with the look of the cupcakes and the chocolate decoration. The biscuits were so crumbly, and melt in your mouth.
Lisa from United Cakedom made these gorgeous Golden Honey Madelines. She used organic clear honey from the Sainsburys SO range, and used a recipe from Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley’s Home Baking book.
How much fun are these 3D Dinosaur Cookies?! This is another amazing entry from Ros at The More Then Occasional Baker. Ros made the cookies with her brother and also made a family of gingerbread people that are being eaten by the dinosaurs in the above photo!
Janine from Cake of the Week entered these Coffee Orange Cupcakes. She was inspired to make these after having orange syrup in a cup of coffee and loving the taste! She also used a seven minute meringue frosting which sounds delicious. Janine also runs a challenge called Baking With Spirit for bakes involving alcohol.
Our first international entry was from Canada! Stephanie from Kitchen Frolic made these gorgeous looking Blueberry Muffins. This is my favourite flavour of muffin and they are such a simple yet tasty treat for a quick snack, or a relaxing break with a hot drink.
Ros at The More Then Occasional Baker entered her third bake with these Peanut Butter Granola Bars! These are a great snack for lunchboxes and for eating on the go, they can be made from any store cupboard ingredients and are a great way to use up any dried fruit you may have lying around.
These Swedish Buns were submitted by Sophie from Feeria’s Cookery Journal. These cinnamon flavoured buns sound like the perfect breakfast bread for a weekend treat! I think I will be making these soon!
Holy wow…! Well you all know how much I love Nutella, and my mouth is seriously watering by looking at these Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Nutella Cream by Kate at the Gluten Free Alchemist. She has been experimenting with gluten free bakes ever since her daughter was diagnosed with coeliac disease, and it looks like she is doing a very good job of it!
The tasty treat poking out from this tea cup is an Earl Grey Cupcake by Kirsty at Kirsty’s Cakes & Bakes. Earl Grey is her favourite kind of tea and she likes it because it’s lighter and has a fragrant citrus scent. She iced the cupcakes with a lemon buttercream to represent the slice of lemon the tea is served with.
These gorgeous Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream Frosting were submitted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. I love the two toned icing, and she made these to celebrate National Cupcake Week.
Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen made these Chocolate Crunchie Munchies. These are a no-bake treat featuring cereal, chocolate and dried fruit. I love the cute silicone heart cases she has presented them in!
The next entry are these intruging Chocolate Mousse Brownies – another gluten free entry, this time from Laura at I’d Much Rather Bake Than… They look delicious and are described as “melt in the mouth”. Laura was inspired by a GBBO recipe to make these brownies, the nuts on top is a fab twist, although she admits this was a mistake, it’s turned out great!
And finally, these gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes are by the fabulous Supergolden Bakes. Everything she makes looks so gorgeous thank to her amazing photography skills! These cupcakes omit the typical red food colouring you find in most red velvet cupcakes and are covered in a delicious frosting.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered this month! I’m thrilled with all the petite treats you have made. If you like the look of any of the above entries – head on over to the blogs involved and give them some love! Look out for October’s theme announcement on Cakeyboi soon!