September 2017

Feed Me

Welcome to your monthly slice of #FoodHeaven: Feed Me.


Hello, hello fellow foodies, welcome back to another edition of #FeedMe! The column where I - Christie Heaven - will be filling my face with the most mouthwatering treats that South Wales has to offer.

Raise your hand if you love taste-buckling cupcake delights! Now, raise your hand if you also love the sweet pastry crumble and the jammy, almond combo of the great British Classic - the Cherry Bakewell. A heavenly match wouldn’t you agree? That’s what Amy Carrieri of Tilly’s Treats thought too. Self taught baker, Amy kindly invited us to her home kitchen so we could witness the baking Bakewell magic for ourselves.

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Before I begin the cupcake breakdown crumb by crumb, I have a confession to make...I remove the cherries from my Cherry Bakewells. Gasp! A sacrilegious act I know but the glacé cherry and I have never gotten along. However, I still can’t resist the downright deliciousness of this sweet treat.

The Cupcake +The Cherry Bakewell = TWO great classics but only ONE recipe! How does that stack up? Well let me tell you. Amy has discovered the perfect balance of flavour and texture. The soft sponge has oodles of that warm, moerish home-baked taste and filled with a sumptuous amount of strawberry jam. The smooth swirl of light, fluffy buttercream is flavoured with an almond essence that ensures every bite is a frangipane delight. #AndACherryOnTop


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Tilly’s Treats is a pure example of home baking at its best and the proof of the passion is most definitely in the pudding. Amy herself is as sweet as her treats, happily offering baking tips, basking in every compliment she so richly deserves. At the heart of Tilly’s Treats is an innovative, creative and hospitable baker who’s more than willing to rise to her customers’ challenging desires.

Have we tickled your sweet tooth? On September 18th, Tilly’s Treats will be celebrating the Grand Opening of their shop! Enlighten those taste buds and head down to 477 Llangyfelach Road, Brynhyfryd, Swansea. SA5 9LR.

Follow Tilly’s Treats for daily updates of deliciously scrumptious baking!


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Video filmed and edited by: Shannon Heaven

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