Being Scottish, I HAVE to have a good shortbread recipe up my sleeve! I love this chocolate chip shortbread so much as it’s just everything a biscuit should be. They’re have a slight crunch but they’re also crumbly and melt in your mouth. The shortbread is so buttery and delicious and the semi-sweet chocolate chunks just make it so luxurious. When I was in high school there was a little shop that used to sell chocolate chip shortbread and I’d get it sometimes as a treat after school. I would deliberately eat it in a way which left the most…

Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes This is it folks, the recipe upon which I built my cupcake empire! I recently calculated that I have personally made close to a million of these cupcakes! I developed this recipe at the very beginning of my baking business and used it faithfully in every store and every kitchen we had. It never failed me – so you know it’s a good recipe! I love it because it’s not too sweet, but it’s just beautifully fluffy and crumbly in your mouth. It holds its own and doesn’t break apart too easily and it gives a lovely…

Classic Buttercream 1 cup Shortening1 cup Butter8 cups Icing Sugar1/2 cup Milk1 tbsp Vanilla Extract1/2 tsp Salt Beat the butter and shortening together until creamyAdd in the icing sugar, milk, vanilla and salt and beat on high until the mixture is pale and airy, it should also increase in volumeUse right away or store and beat again for a few minutes before using