Sunday, 24 July 2011

Episode 2 - Creative Overload

Hello everyone,

Thank you all for your lovely comments from my first episode!

Listen here

Here are the shownotes for episode 2:

Finished Items:

Kindle cosy - Fyberspates Scrumptious and Kollage Temptation

Monkey Sock - Natural Dye Studio Dazzle sock

Dad's sock - Lang Jawoll Magic Degrade

The Wool Shed

My queue

Morrison Cardigan

Bonneterie Socks

Medallion Lace Cardigan

Bellissima Mittens

Land Girl jumper

The 'to frog or not to frog' jumper...

Cake recipe - Lemon Drizzle sponge sandwich

Sponge ingredients
6oz butter
6oz sugar
3 eggs
6oz self raising flour
zest of 2 lemons
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
2 sandwich tins


2oz butter
4oz icing sugar

lemon icing
icing sugar
lemon juice

Put the butter, sugar, eggs and sift flour into a mixing bowl/electric mixer and stir until smooth. Grate the zest of 2 lemons and add to the mix, to complete the mix cut one of the lemons in half and give it a good squeeze into the mix.

Seperate the mix into the 2 sandwich tins and put in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 190 degrees

Once the cake is cooked and cooled, mix the buttercream filling and place inbetween the 2 sponges.

To finish use a small amount of icing sugar (apparently my mum doesn't measure this exactly) and use the juice of a lemon to make a thick lemon icing for the top of the cake. This can be adjusted to suit your tastes, I do love a nice thick icing but a drizzle works just as well :)

Thanks everyone and don't forget the podcast is now available on itunes, search knitspincake and you should find it :)

Any comments or questions please feel free to leave here on the blog, on the Ravelry group or you can email me at

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Episode 1 - Hello and welcome

Listen to Episode 1 here or in the toolbar on the right

Hello everybody and welcome to the first episode of Knit.Spin.Cake!

Here are the show notes from episode 1:

Book review : Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague

Shop Review: The Knitting Hut

The Knit Studio

Attic 24

Electric Sheep

A Playful Day

Yarns from the Plain

What I am working on...

 The lovely monkey socks by Cookie A in Dazzle sock by the Natural Dye Studio
 Lodi by Tanis Grey in Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran

What I have finished...

 The Amigurumi 'fat baby' and my little Daisy doing a quality check...nothing gets past this rabbit!

The crochet bag from Attic 24 in Sublime Soft Cotton Aran

Luverly Ishbel in Fyberspates K1 sock

Merrily we knit a'round skirt in Sirdar Baby Bamboo

Cappuccino muffins

225g butter (plus extra for greasing)
225g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cocoa powder
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
3 tbsp instant coffee granules dissoved in 2 tbsp hot water, cooled

115g white chocolate
55g butter
3 tbsp milk
175g icing sugar

Preheat oven to 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4.

Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a bowl and add butter, sugar, eggs and coffee. Mix until smooth (or throw in the Kenwood Chef) and pour into muffin cases...12 should be enough.

Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until risen and cooked through.

Leave to cool before making the frosting.

To make the frosting put the chocolate, butter and milk in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until the chocolate has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and add the icing sugar, stir until smooth and add to the muffins.

Voila...yummy coffee muffins!

Please let me know all your comments and suggestions, I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment below, email me at or come and join the group on Ravelry which is simply called Knit.Spin.Cake, I am AuntieAipee on Ravelry...hope to see you there!