April was clearly a good month though (I'm sure T would agree with that - this was his birthday cake!) and I had fun playing with biscuit cutters to make and decorate some yummy custard cream biscuits after J made them from a friend's recipe.
This cranberry oat loaf recipe, from the ever-reliable and inventive Dan Lepard earns its place in this round up not only for its delicious taste and twist on a traditional raisin loaf, but because I've made it so often this year - with cranberries, raisins, plain and it has been a staple breakfast loaf in this house. Delicious, thanks Dan.
Next up is another bread recipe - these lovely owl rolls, inspired by two of my favourite bloggers, Joanna over at Zeb Bakes, and Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial - you both inspire me constantly. These little babies were delicious and great fun to make - hopefully 2011 will contain many more adventurous and different bread recipes.
As summer started I was inspired by all of the delicious berries available in the shops to make lots of fresh berry cakes. These went down well at work, but this banana blueberry cake was one of my favourites for it's delicious melting soft texture and beautiful blueberry flavour.