A guide to creating a lace design on cupcakes

Lace cupcakes guide - Pikalily food blog

Lace is so on trend at the minute!  It is seen everywhere from interiors to weddings to cakes!  It is surprisingly easy to create a lace effect on cakes, biscuits and cupcakes, and all it requires is some Royal icing, a piping bag and a small paintbrush.  Royal icing dries hard so it can hold its shape, making it perfect for intricate patterns.  Hopefully this step-by-step guide will show you how to create the pattern of the moment!

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Carrot cake pops recipe

Carrot cake flavour cake pops - Pikalily Food Blog

These cake pops were inspired by a recipe we came across by Delia Smith for her ultimate carrot cake.  Delia’s carrot cake recipe used coconut, and this was the first time we had ever seen coconut used in a carrot cake so it got us intrigued!  The original recipe however, uses sultanas and toasted pecan nuts, but, as we were making these for a family party, we decided that it would be best to leave nuts out of them.  Plus, Nial isn’t a huge fan of nuts so I guess it was partly for him also 🙂

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Easter Sunday Cupcakes

Easter-Sunday-Cupcake-Treats-Pikalily-Food-BlogEaster is a time for celebration, particularly when it comes to food, with lamb often being a popular choice at many a dinner table.  Today we’re concentrating on Easter treats as we create some Easter cupcakes for you to get your teeth stuck into.  So once you’ve finished with the mountains of chocolate and the bundles of Easter eggs, try out this cupcake recipe, and enjoy with all the family!

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes Recipe

St Patricks Day Cupcakes - Pikalily Food Blog

These cupcakes are really fun to make with the whole family to help you celebrate one of the biggest days in the Irish calendar. They also taste great too and are very easy to make. These are regulars in our kitchen on St Patrick’s Day, and we’ve been busy this morning whipping up a batch for the family to enjoy today as part of the “Paddy’s Day” celebrations!

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