Flower's Fabulous Fudge

Monday, 23 September 2013

I've always been a big fan of baking, and when the weather starts to turn cooler and autumn wings its way towards us I always relish getting out my baking bits and getting stuck in. I love making cupcakes especially (see my awesome Halloween cupcakes and biscuits post here), but I also really like to experiment and try new recipes whenever I can.

I've recently started collecting the new 'Disney Bakes and Sweets' magazines and I am literally in love with them. Baking + Disney = my ultimate heaven so you can imagine my delight when I found out these were coming out. I hot-footed it down to my local newsagents and picked up the first two copies, and I'm eagerly awaiting getting issue 3 on Thursday (I can see this becoming an expensive habit, but I don't care!) The magazines basically feature Disney-themed recipes, and come with cute Disney bits to help bake with. The first issue included some Winnie the Pooh cupcake stencils along with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter/embosser, and the second issue came with some Winnie the Pooh moulds for making icing/chocolate characters. I'm actually debating subscribing to the magazines as I know I'll be buying one every week, but I'll have to assess my money situation before I do!

Anyway, this weekend me and my boyfriend decided to have a flick through my two magazines to see if anything took our fancy. I really wanted to make the Mickey Mouse biscuits but fancied a bit of a challenge, so instead we opted for Flower's Fabulous Fudge. I've never made fudge before but I'm a big fan of it so was really excited to give it a go. It involved a lot of patience as it takes a long while to boil all the ingredients together, as well as waiting an age for the fudge to actually set, but once done and decorated (and eaten) I was really impressed with our efforts. Whilst the fudge isn't the usual smooth fudge texture, it tastes absolutely delicious and so moreish. My dad is a big fan and the tin we had full to the brim with cubes of fudge is now significantly lower, so they've definitely been a hit! They're really soft and yummy and for a first attempt I think they're amazing. The only thing I'm now regretting is making them a week before I go on holiday - bye bye bikini body!

Have any of you been buying the new Disney Bakes and Sweets magazines? Let me know what you've been baking!