Seed Crunchies

School holidays… we eagerly await them and the respite they bring from the morning rush and packing lunch boxes.  But can we talk about how many snacks kids need when we spend a whole day at home?! I land up taking mine out for milkshakes and hamburgers more often than I should, because I can’t face […]

Brush Embroidery Cookie Tips

Last week we spoke about tips –  piping tips.But the brush-embroidered cookies I used too illustrate the points (aha  – points, get it!) brought to mind another tip – the brush tip that works well for brush embroidery… (and yes – there’s another word-play opportunity there with tip, but I’m fighting the urge to point […]

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! […]