Pop Art Cookies

As much as I try keep on top of everything, sometimes something has to give. Unfortunately it’s often here… These pages.While I prioritise making sure homework is done, children are fed, and wedding cakes are made (wait what?! I don’t bake for orders! More on that next time…) keeping up with social media is a constant niggle […]

Butterfly Cookie Cupcake Toppers

Tomorrow is Mothers Day!Now, don’t say anything out loud, just nod if… the best gift you could get would be your husband getting up at dawn with the kids, and quietly – without waking you – whisking them off for the morning, leaving you to sleep in and get up at your leisure?No breakfast in […]

Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Macarons

So, I wasn’t going to post this as a recipe, because you know – nothing new here; move along, folks…But I got asked how I made these dark chocolate and salted caramel macarons a couple of times today, when I served them for tea. It’s my standard macaron recipe; and the salted caramel I often […]

Giant Oreo Cake

While I’ve been known to congratulate myself for spacing my children’s birthdays (and ergo their parties) 6 months apart*, I didn’t take into consideration my husband’s birthday. That particular date has to squeeze itself into a small space between Sabrina’s birthday and Easter.  And because Easter cookie classes are always so busy,  baking anything for my […]

Pineapple Cake

Ok, this is the last (very last) post on the Pineapple Party!It’s not because I don’t have anything else to write about, I do. But I need to wrap up with one last cake mention… Inside the cake, I continued with the confetti theme: It was a delicious, moist cream cheese pound cake  (recipe here), […]

Pineapple Cake Topper

If you’re a homebody like me, coming back from holiday is always a bittersweet occasion.  I love the familiarity of home, but it also means back to work, back to housework, and back to a list of things to do that were put away in the to-be-done-after-the-holiday file.  Oh, boy.  I need another holiday already! […]

Stencilled Pineapple Cookies

And we’re back! Our holiday felt like endless days of sun and sea.And then suddenly it was all over! We came straight back into piles of washing, no electricity (load shedding), and today… no water (a burst pipe.) Aargh!Reality bites back! So, let’s rather think back to the happy days before we even left on […]

Confetti Cookies

March didn’t start out well. I caught this damn virus from my damn darling kids. And all energy and motivation fled in the face of it.But thankfully it wasn’t the kind of virus that was here to stay, and I picked myself up and got cracking with party prep. Yes, March means my “little” girl […]

Forest Friends Cupcakes

 You know I need my woodlands creatures fix – at least once a year. So while I was planning on teaching standard swirls and flowers for the “Basic Buttercream” cupcake class, I somehow got sidetracked by these guys. But the classes were better off for it! It started with the fawn, top right, inspired by […]

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Centres and Caramel Popcorn

What could possibly be better than dark chocolate cupcakes filled with salted caramel, decked with cream cheese frosting?I’ll tell you what – throwing some home-made caramel popcorn into the equation! The biggest problem with making caramel popcorn? It’s not the volcanically hot caramel sauce you’ll be working with, no  – but rather the temptation to try a piece or […]