I made cupcakes!



Since my last blog, something rather momentous has happened. I made cupcakes! Now, I know that for most of you, this is absolutely no big deal and probably something you could do in your sleep. However for me, someone who cannot cook or bake, and never does, and finds the whole idea really stressful, this is HUGE! I probably made cupcakes during Home Economics lessons in school, but in my adult life I certainly haven’t – until now, of course!

KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer

It all came about because there’s a KitchenAid Today’s Special Value offer coming up on QVC on Tuesday 16th and a sample of said machine was kindly left in the prep kitchen (where all the food for our food and kitchen shows is prepared) so that we could have a play with it. It’s actually the KitchenAid mini, a smaller (and therefore more affordable) version of the iconic food mixer, and it’s FANTASTIC. Jo, the head of our prep kitchen, gave me a really simple recipe and I was blown away by how quick and easy it was to make a batch of lemon cupcakes.


And, just as importantly, they were DELICIOUS, as numerous people including my presenter buddies Chloe, Eilidh and Katy, our make-up artist Jody and our bosses Sean, Mike and Kealan can confirm. So, without further ado, here is the video evidence. Me making cakes – who would have believed it? All down to the KitchenAid, which did all the hard work – what a machine!

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I also visited the headquarters of publisher HarperCollins this week, which was very exciting. My new book – my first psychological thriller – will be released by them on April 19th, so I went in to do a bit of filming ahead of that. Such an impressive building, and so many books by so many incredible authors everywhere! I felt honoured and humbled to be there.

Harper Collins book meeting

I’m off to Ireland now for my annual few days away with my mum and sisters – can’t wait! See you soon.

Love Jackie x


  1. Lynn April 12, 2019 at 11:27 am -  Reply

    Hi Jackie. the cupcakes look delicious- could I have the recipe please? Have a great time in Ireland! xxx

    • Jackie Kabler April 16, 2019 at 9:53 am -  Reply

      Hi Lynn, Jo in our kitchen gave me the recipe but I didn’t take it with me, I’ll try to get hold of it! Thank you.

  2. Linda April 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm -  Reply

    They look very nice if you can’t cook

    • Jackie Kabler April 16, 2019 at 9:54 am -  Reply

      They were, and I can’t, so I was very impressed Linda!

  3. Nikki April 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Well done you Missus. I love baking, but haven’t done any in awhile, and the upcoming Kitchenaid reminds me to get mine out! I hope this inspires you to bake more, it can be very relaxing. Oh, and good news on your book too. Fab!

    • Jackie Kabler April 16, 2019 at 9:55 am -  Reply

      I might actually try and do some at home now Nikki, I was amazed at how easy it was to get a good result! And thank you.

  4. Jean April 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie,
    The Cup Cakes look good enough to eat. I guess we will be seeing lots of Cakes, Bread, and Desserts now you have got into the cooking.

    I got a Kitchen Aid from QVC a while ago, it had lots of extras. I use it a lot, it is a fantastic machine.

    Looking forward to your book. Have a great time in Ireland.

    Love Jean xx

    • Jackie Kabler April 16, 2019 at 11:04 am -  Reply

      Thanks Jean! And yes the cakes were delicious!

  5. Betty Smith April 12, 2019 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    Cup cakes look delish.Good luck with the book !Iove psychological thrillers. Went to Ireland a few years ago on the fast ferry lovely p!ace.Enjoy xx

    • Jackie Kabler April 16, 2019 at 11:05 am -  Reply

      Thanks Betty! Yes I love a trip to Ireland!

  6. Jelica Misic April 13, 2019 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    Lovely post Jackie! You are one of my favourite presenters and I’ll be looking out for your book soon.Good luck with it and the cupcakes look really yummy!! Have a nice break with your family at Easter 😊

    • Jackie Kabler April 16, 2019 at 11:05 am -  Reply

      Really kind of you Jelica, thank you!

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