Spooky Halloween House

Take a store bought Halloween gingerbread house and make it your own.

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It’s a wrap!

Birthday time for me, that sure came around again quickly!

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Pile o’ Lamingtons

 

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I love lamingtons. I think it must be in the genes, my paternal grandmother was a great lamington baker! Read More

Kintsugi style cakes

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of taking broken ceramics and mending them with visible materials, usually resin and gold. The breaks become part of the object’s history, beautifying them even more. Read More

Geometric Wafer Paper

The geometric trend for cakes is huge at the moment. I love the variety of designs emerging from cake artists around the world.

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Never Grow Up

I love this cake design, I just wish I knew who made the original!! Does anyone know?

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Shag piped cake

It was my daughter’s 18th birthday last Friday, 18!!!!!!! Not sure how that happened!

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Spring has Sprung!

This little beauty was for a birthday party on the first day of Spring here in Australia.

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Wafer Dahlia and Eucalyptus

 

Some more fun with wafer paper. This dahlia was super quick to make, the eucalyptus a little more time-consuming! I had originally planned on making 4 eucalyptus branches but decided two was enough this time.

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Sgraffito Cake

 

My daughter created a beautiful sgraffito platter during her ceramics class last year. I had never heard of the term sgraffito before she brought this beauty home but as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to transfer it onto cake!

My daughter’s beautiful sgraffito platter

Sgraffito is a technique where the surface layer is scratched off to reveal a contrasting colour underneath. Used in pottery and plaster walls, it can be quite intricate.

I was surprised at how quickly my sgraffito cake came together and am quite happy with the results. I have another one in the planning, a more geometric design that is very simple.