Belated Bunny^^

Sorry for the lack of post recently! I’ve been moving from Glasgow to Newcastle and it’s all been a bit hectic! However, Tough Cookies is still baking strong and there’s plenty to show you soon 😊 🍪

In the meantime, happy belated Easter! Hope you all had a chocolatey weekend 😋

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So I Made a Cake and Thor Went and Smashed It… 😛

Cake is delicious, this is fact 😊 and this week Thor decided to drop by the Bakehouse to see for himself! – Just a shame he didn’t look where he was landing 😜 This cake was my first try of … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Tough Cookies Bakehouse!

Merry Christmas from Tough Cookies Bakehouse!

We’ll be offline tomorrow; spending time with the parents, drinking eggnog and sneaking the family dog some turkey. Hope you guys have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year 🙂 Related articles Merry Christmas to you all (authordylanhearn.wordpress.com) … Continue reading

Happy Christmas Eve-Eve!

Happy Christmas Eve-Eve!

Nearly there! Just rolling out the last few batches of custom orders before Christmas. Here’s a shot of Tough Cookies’ full cupcake range on our first ever Christmas as an independent kitchen. Had a lovely time, thank you all for … Continue reading

Peppermint Sundae Cupcake

Peppermint Sundae Cupcake

Running a drizzle of red food dye down the crease of your piping bag provides this awesome white and pink ice-cream swirl effect in your icing. Topped with a humbug, melted chocolate and crushed candy cane. Related articles Frosting & … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

What better way to keep you warm this winter, than a nice, freshly baked, hot chocolate cupcake with a candy-cane handle. Topped with marshmallows, whipped cream and cinnamon; you’d think it was made by a Barista! Related articles Christmas Treats … Continue reading

Grumpy ChocoCat!

Grumpy ChocoCat!

I’ve been experimenting with modelling chocolate; It’s a little more malleable than fondant and, of course, tastes delicious! It’s also, I discovered, very easy to make your own! I went for milk, white and dark to get different shades to work with. I followed this recipe from The Extraordinary Art of Cake and just substituted in the different types of chocolate to each batch. Definitely worth a go if you want to start testing out your sculpting skills, although I don’t think Grumpy Cat was too impressed…. =P

That’s a very nice cake you have there…

That’s a very nice cake you have there…

This Gluten-Free Minecraft cake is super simple to make. It’s a giant Rice Krispie Square (using GF Rice Krispies, don’t be fooled; as a lot of brands, including Kellogg’s, contain barley). I’ve never really strayed from the official “Original Treats” … Continue reading