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Posted on June 28, 2012 by Francesca Lanni

This is the traditional British sauce.  A ‘must have’ for apple pies and many other dishes. Hot or cold, custard is just as delicious served either way although I believe warm custard is one of the most comforting things ever. Making custard is actually surprisingly easy. You just need to be very careful of what you’re doing, have the right equipment with you – basically a good metal whisk, non-stick saucepans, a rubber spatula, and good quality ingredients – and you’re sorted. Continue Reading →


Posted on May 23, 2012 by Francesca Lanni

Whilst expecting my first child, I came across a cake decorating book and soon got enthralled with the endless and colourful universe around what I so far considered a pure and simple “loaf”. It took me a second maternity to effectively be caught into the desire of cake making and decorating (no worries, no Postnatal Stress to get through!). The opportunity came when my old boy turned 3. I wanted to make a super astonishing birthday cake for him and that’s how I got involved in learning more and more about cake decorating. I attended several classes inItalyand inUK. I just LOVED it! My first sugar production was, then, a Nemo cake and I couldn’t believe how it looked like a real fish. And when I made a flower petal? Oh… I was hooked! From that very moment, I can’t help making cakes for  friends and family. And now that I’ve been bitten by the ‘cake decorating bug’ I just can’t stop.. Continue Reading →