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Chocolate Orange Eclairs + a Giveaway

Chocolate Orange Eclairs

 These Chocolate Orange Eclairs are for pastry week of my GBBO challenge. I went with eclairs because because they were a challenge for me. I don’t know why but I always get into fights with choux pastry, I can make perfect danish pastry but choux pastry is a challenge for me… I’ve always been a bit backwards!

Chocolate Orange Eclairs

 I did manage to defeat these eclairs though! What defeated me though was a roll of parchment paper, I dropped it onto of the eclairs when I taking photos, which is why some of the chocolate glaze looks the way it does… I have nothing to say about my clumsiness other than oops! 

Chocolate Orange Eclairs


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Public Service Announcement!

Hi guys! 

Please forgive me for this recipe and photo free post, but it is important

October is Lupus Awareness Month in the UK and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that raising awareness for Lupus is something that is close to my heart.

With that in mind, I would like to use this blog to help raise awareness and funds for Lupus UK. I’ll be doing this by doing a small giveaway during the month of October.

I’m making this post for two reasons. One is to ask you what kind of things you might like to see in this giveaway. I would like to include something I have made that will ship well worldwide and a few purchased items that I like to use in my baking. This giveaway is for my readers so your opinions are welcomed and encouraged! 

The other reason is to open up the opportunity for any of you to donate something to the giveaway! No donation is too small and as long as it’s family friendly and is shippable (I would pay shipping) anything you’d like to donate is acceptable and would be so greatly appreciated! If you think you would like to donate something, please drop me an email at michelle@atipsygiraffe.com so we can discuss it further. 

Ideally the giveaway will start on Friday October 3rd and run until the end of the month when the winner is announced. But this is not yet finalised.

Thanks so much for reading 🙂 

– Michelle