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How Not To Make Fudge

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The first in my series of self help guides, which also includes How To Commit Social Suicide (give up facebook for lent) and How To Park Cars Without Crashing (turn off ignition, get out, let someone else park the car).

I used this recipe, but changed the 450g demerera sugar to 450g castor sugar. Because it was snowing outside so I took my chances with what I actually had. Also, I didn’t have a sugar thermometer. And I definitely didn’t beat it for 10 minutes whilst cooling because Baby Bear needed the toilet. And a drink. And rescuing from Big Bears Bunk bed.

And what I definitely don’t have is fudge. But what I do have is an amazing fudge sauce to use on icecream. Oh, and a supersweet bloggers award from Paula at All About the Bake. (Yes, I am diverting the topic away from my awful not-really-baking disaster. Clever huh?!)

Super Sweet Bloggers

The rules of the award are:

1 Visit and thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.

3 Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.

4 Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” (13) blogs for the award, add a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.

Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

So, the Super Sweet Questions (and answers) are:

1. Cookies or Cake? Both.

2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla. Unless there is lemon. And then it’s lemon.

3. What is your favourite sweet treat? Everything. I’m not fussy. Except salted caramel.

4. When do you crave sweet things the most? When I’m awake. And sometimes in my dreams.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? Muffin… at least then it would be factually accurate.

My nominees are (in no particular order):

We’re calling Shenanigans

The Baking Fever

Add More Butter!


The Greedy Frog

Bitch, Stitch and Bake

Pud Bakes

White rabbits and hungry habits

A young foodie

make me cakey

Handmade or the Highway

Confessions of a cake addict


See… now you’ve forgotten all about the hideous attempt at fudge. Genius!

Mummy Bear x


The Liebster Award (how to freak out a technophobe)

A few days ago The OverEater nominated Baking for Bears for the Liebster Blog Award. Was I pleased? Yes. Was I slightly intimidated by the fact that I might have to write about something other than cake? Definitely. (And being the technophobe that I am, I’m still not entirely sure of how to navigate my way around WordPress, and this would involve some exploring!) So I decided to do what I always do when faced with a challenge – forget all about it and bake something instead.

But then a few days later ilovejenscupcakery also nominated Bakingforbears for the same award. So I’m taking a deep breath, and trying to work out all the rules. (Also I’ve run out of eggs and flour so I can’t bake anything.)


It turns out that the Liebster Blog award is a ‘tag’ award which recognises new or less well known blogs who post interesting content and are dedicated to their blogs. There seems to be a slight variation in the rules from what I can see, but these are the ones I’m going with:

The Rules:

  • First, thank the blogger who nominated you by linking back to their blog.
  • Post 11 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate at least 5 more blogs ensuring they have less than 200 followers and let them know they have been nominated by leaving a comment on their blog.

Facts about me:

1) I have developed a sudden irrational fear of flying in the last year.

2) Despite being a complete technophobe, I have completed all the Lego Harry Potter Wii games.

3) I like my Starbucks to be a grande sugar free hazelnut skinny wet latte.

4) I not ashamed to be a Spice Girls fan.

5) I have never seen any of the Twilight movies. Or Titanic.

6) My favourite thing to bake are Orange Marmalade and Pecan muffins

7) I love marmite

8) My favourite flowers are daffodils

9) I look like a Barbie Doll

10) I have a degree in astrophysics

11) The last two are lies.

These are the blogs I wish to nominate for the Liebster award:

1) Love to bake by emmysbaking, who has some fab foodie posts, which aren’t just for sweet teeth (I should take note)

2) Amyfreemansblog because it’s very very new, and we both love to bake. And have nearly 2 yr olds.

3) Carpe sweetem who is taste testing cupcake shops all over Chicago. *makes mental note for possible new hobby*

4) Spartan cupcakes who have flavour combinations like no other. Seriously, check it out!

5) Ugly kitchen, Pretty cakes whose chocolate brownies look amazing… and I don’t even like chocolate!

Apologies to these Blogs if they have already been nominated for the award – as I said, I’m not great at finding my way around here yet!

Mummy Bear x


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