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Apr24

Gin and Gin-gerbread event at The Varsity Hotel, Cambridge

Following a choc-tastic Easter there could surely be no better way to keep those sugar levels happily soaring than with a crafty evening of gingerbread decorating and gin quaffing. This most recent gin-soaked...
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Feb20

I love a good story, especially when it’s edible!

I love to settle down with a nice cup of tea and a good book, especially when the book is cake! Though sad for me I didn’t get to eat this cake, I did get to create it and received a wonderful reaction...
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Aug06

Chocolate-Chip and Salted Caramel Cookies – Recipe

Soft, gooey, chocolate-chip cookies are pretty darn awesome. Fact. Soft, gooey, chocolate-chip AND salted caramel cookies are phenomenal. Trust me. In fact, don’t just trust me; try them yourself with...
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Apr21

Pâtisserie reviews – Ladurée, Jean-Pierre Hévin and Pierre Hermé

This final post rounds off the series of blog posts that I’ve been writing recently following my research trip to Paris. You perhaps won’t be surprised to see some big names in the top 3: Ladurée...
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Apr13

Pâtisserie reviews in Paris – Paris Seven and Popelini

Following on from the reviews of Aux Merveilleux de Fred, Fauchon, Maison Georges Larnicol and Piccadis (which can be found here and here), we move on to the top 5 pâtisseries my husband and I sampled...
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Apr02

Pâtisserie reviews in Paris – Larnicol and Piccadis

Continuing on our culinary jaunt around Parisian pâtisseries, we have here the next two instalments of my reviews from a recent research trip to Paris (the first instalment, reviewing Fauchon and Aux...
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Mar23

Pâtisserie reviews in Paris – Fauchon & Aux Merveilleux de Fred

“Fiona’s Paris trip confirmed that French was indeed the language of love” is how my birthday card from my Mum read this year. Take a look at it and you’ll see exactly how befitting this card was...
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Jan13

Pâtisserie Predictions for 2015

Looking to the future of 2015 I wonder what trends we’ll see in the cake world. It’s no secret that thanks to the Great British Bake Off the UK’s love for baking has increased enormously. Every department...
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Nov21

Pop-up at Boudoir Femme

Last night Fiona Pâtissière made its first Cambridge appearance in the form of a pop-up macaron shop at one of the city’s finest independent fashion retailers, Boudoir Femme. The pop-up shop formed...
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Oct09

Recipe: Mocha Maca-fail Cake (aka The Machertorte)

I’m typically a calm person. I take things in my stride and when situations get tense or are on the verge of meltdown I take a deep breath and quickly search for a solution. If total destruction is inevitable...
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