Pink Ribbon Cookies

All of us have been touched by breast cancer in one way or another. With October comes all of the fabulous Pink Ribbon fundraisers.  This year I was lucky enough to be invited to a Girl’s Night In with some great friends.  We all dressed in pink, had raffles, and ate and drank too much 🙂

I decided to make some pink ribbon cookies for each guest to enjoy on their way home or the next day. Read More

Quick Handbag Cake

My birthday has been and gone for another year but was an excuse to make another cake!  This year the kids and I decided to do a handbag cake.  We cheated a little using a wooden handbag handle instead of making it out of sugar.  Inside a lemon vanilla cake with raspberry meringue buttercream icing. Both recipes from The Confetti Cakes Cookbook: Spectacular Cookies, Cakes, and Cupcakes from New York City’s Famed Bakery by Elisa Strauss.   I painted the front and sides with food colouring mixed with vodka and the kids did the back with the food colouring and edible pens! Read More

A Bit of Fun!

My husband’s friend recently moved into her new house.  As a little house warming treat he asked me to make her something fun.  The only stipulation was that it had to be my Banana White Chocolate Mud cake.  So I had a look through my books and came across the Icecream Cake in the Planet Cake book.  Read More

Cake Balls

I love to create sculpted cakes! While writing that sentence I realised that I have not posted many sculpted cakes on this blog, something I will rectify in the near future. Anyway, as a result of the sculpting/carving there are always cake scraps.  The kids help out with disposing of these scraps but inevitably the majority end up in the bin.  I came across Cake Balls or Cake Pops (if you insert a pop stick) on the net and thought I would give them a go. Read More

Impression Mat Cupcake

Recently it was the 30th birthday of one of the  instructors at the gym I (in)frequent.  Cory is a lovley girl, obviously very energetic, as I spend most Wednesday mornings with her I wanted to give her a little something to enjoy. Read More

The Angus Taco

While I was away at Residential School in Wagga for 10 days my 6 year old son Angus “invented” the Angus Taco for my return dinner.  Here is his blog entry explaining it. Read More

Passionfruit Syllabub

With the abundance of passionfruit in my house at the moment I was looking for a quick easy dessert in order to use them all up! After searching the net I found a recipe for Passionfruit Syllabub.  It was extremely quick and easy to make. Read More

Ben O’Donoghue

ben odonoghue

What a fab night! A group of friends and I were lucky enough to spend the evening at a Ben O’Donoghue cooking demonstration. Not only did we get to see him at work, we also got fed! The evening was held at Kitchen & Cutlery in Adamstown, Newcastle.  It was a relaxed demo with Ben giving us handy hints and information along the way.  One interesting bit of info that he shared with us was in regards to chillis. Apparently if you pick a chilli in hot weather, the chilli will be hotter/spicier than if you pick it in cooler weather.  Something to try sometime. Read More

Swimming Cap Cake

As Asha swims with the same kids 4 mornings a week we thought it would be nice to take a cake to training on her birthday.  Chocolate Mud Cake for breakfast was a great hit!!!  I made it to resemble the club’s swimming cap. Read More

Red Velvet Littlest Pet Shop Island Cake

Wow, 9 years have flown!!! My daughter Asha had her birthday today and requested a Littlest Pet Shop cake, specifically she wanted an island for them all to play on.  After looking through the Martha Stewart’s Wedding Cakes book she decided that she would like to try Red Velvet Cake. Read More