Coping with fertility treatment my way

It’s been a difficult journey so far. 6 unsuccessful IUIs, 2 miscarriages and a cancelled cycle has taken its toll, and coping with it all has been hard.

This last few weeks I’ve filled my time with lots of baking. Bread, cake, quiche, all sorts. And it’s helped. It keeps me busy and I feel like I’m achieving something.

Unfortunately there’s only so much baked goods we can eat, so I have to rein it in a bit. Bit at least I’ve found a way to cope.


Didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!

Except there is, in a cake box in my kitchen, made by me! Check it out!


A friend asked me to bake a Gruffalo cake for her son’s birthday. I wasn’t convinced I could, but decided I’d give it a go! This was the test run, and I am so proud of it. It’s even made it onto the Great British Bake Off website, along with the fantastic, amazing cakes others have made. I’m just over the moon with it!

I’ll be making another for the actual party. As I say, this is just the test run.

So now I’ve got to figure out what the hell I can do with a giant chocolate Gruffalo?

Baking: a vote

I need to bake a something for work soon, and as I’ve done cakes a few times now, I’m looking to branch out.

The options are:
Summer berry cheesecake
Some kind of fruit tart

OH has voted cheesecake. What do you think?