Some of you might know that I started my business when I was in school at the age of 16. My mum bought me a book on making your own chocolates and I was sold! What better job than a chocolatier! More...

Today I went big!! Not one, not two but three recipes. Luckily they are the easiest recipes to make the biggest first impression with your guests this Christmas. They also make great gifts, if, like me you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet. More...

During our 16 Days of Christmas deals, we gave you all a one off chance to get your hands on one of my all time favourite treats, a Chocolate Orange Tiffin. With its buttery, chocolate biscuit and smooth chocolate orange topping, it really is pure indulgence for the festivities. You all went mad for it so I have decided to gift you the recipe so that you can enjoy this delicious treat whenever you would like, Merry Christmas from me! More...

Back in the kitchen today and I can honestly say this is the most relaxed I have felt working in a while. I have been baking every day for three days now and I am 100% in my happy place. Today's bake is, I have to confess, a recipe from someone else. I have had this book since I started the business and I love it! It’s called practical chocolate cooking and it’s got some amazing recipes. This one is the one I have always used for my Christmas log. It’s not a traditional type of Yule log but its better! It tastes just like a brownie! More...

 

I love mince pies but sometimes I think they are a bit too much. There’s a lot of flavour in those tiny pastry cups . That being said I always feel the need to make them at Christmas because of tradition so this year I decided to pimp them to make them a treat I actually fully love. Now my favourite pastry based treat has to be the pecan pie! With its flaky case, maple sticky filling and rich pecans it has to be the mother of all deserts. So I thought, let’s hybrid the two and the results have been a thing of dreams. More...

 I have been bombarding you with sales posts recently. Muggins here had the idea of running 16 days of deals a couple of days before December and so that’s all I have been shouting about. Now our Christmas pre orders have closed (you can still order by the way, its just not guaranteed for Christmas) I am concentrating on doing what I love. BAKING. Every day this week I am going to share my favourite festive bakes with the recipes so you can try them at home. More...

The other weekend I got to hang out with my little sister for the whole weekend. We did face masks, visited an Ambassador at an event and cooked a delicious meal. On the Sunday she showed me how to make her famous (in our household) banana bread. More...

I am a home owner!! What on earth?? When did I grow up? When did I beat my fear of commitment? Well, I did and I am and it feels pretty amazing. More...

You may remember from a few blogs ago, that for a long time I felt a little lost and disconnected from my brand. So about a month ago I decided to move all our social media over to my personal page and completely stop using a separate Ridiculously Rich page. I really wanted to show that the “by Alana” part of the business was very important to me.  More...

This weekend I made a cake to rival all cakes, or at least on the taste scale as we all know decoration isn’t my strong point, although this one did actually look quite pretty! It was my little sisters birthday last week so I wanted to make something super delicious for her, I can't really get away with giving everyone my usual brownies any more! More...