Congratulations Mandy!

Recently, we had a little giveaway on our site. Thank you very much for your entries! Enjoyed reading your lovely comments.

Lucky number 33. You have won yourself our half sphere mould! Congratulations Mandy 🙂

We had lots and lots of pre-orders for them! Cannot wait for you to receive your moulds! I always get excited when I think about the delicious goodies you will make. Chocolate marshmallow teacakes like in the Great British Bake Off or bauble cakes? or even ice cream domes? Possibilities are endless! Very exciting indeed.

Please do share your makes and bakes. Have fun!



Cat and Bird or Dog and Ball!

Prints on these fine bone china mugs are just too adorable especially if you are a dog or cat lover. Just uploaded on our website and they are fast selling out. Bet they will be popular little gifts or a happy treat for yourself 🙂

Hope you like them just as much as I do! Cat and Bird + Dog and Ball!! I am IN LOVE.



Dinner at Finbarrs Durham

This restaurant is a little gem in Durham. A ‘fine dining’ type meal with a friendly noisier ambience. Very comfortable, prompt service and excellent food. With very short notice, we were lucky to sneak in a reservation for 6!

Most of the gents on our table had their popular haggis scotch egg to start. At £8.50 for an egg, it better be good.

Verdict: Definitely went down a storm. Big bright smiles all around and someone even added that he would easily eat another two as his mains.

Check out my main! Wanted to try their lemon sole but that was the only dish not available that evening. This option was superb 🙂 This is my poached smoked haddock with bubble n’ squeak & soft poached egg.

There is just something about poached eggs. I love them especially when they are soft and ooze out. Mmm!

Are you drooling already? Another main enjoyed on the table, Northumbrian 8oz fillet steak with grilled tomatoes, fine beans & Hand Cut Chips – Green Peppercorn Butter.

Best part of the night, always desserts! Bitter chocolate & coffee tart with a white chocolate sorbet. Very rich tart altough in my opinion the white chocolate sorbet outshone the tart.

Thank you Finbarrs for an excellent evening.

Ps. I  have a huge backlog of posts to write, it has been pretty manic at Baked By Me! Be patient with me. Yes?





Butterfly shortbread

Another ‘show off’ post! Cannot help myself, wonderful people share their bakes with me and I LOVE THEM.

Besides, they are too pretty.

The lovely ladies bought our gorgeous butterfly cookie cutters and made .. .. ..

She has a lovely blog called Wedgie’s Wonderful World! Drop by 🙂

The next lovely bake is made by one of our best customers, Jai.

Love the colours on her butterfly! Now, if only I can eat one of them now.

You should never question why I snack so much. Just look at the pictures people send me.

Goodnight xx