cheesecake · Party Planning

And You Shall Have Life in a Barn Dance {Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups}

Hay bales, bunting, a dance caller, a silly hat competition and a rustic supper to match – you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a country dance in small-town southern US. But these antics were in fact all present at our church’s Barn Dance held earlier this year. The plan for this event was originally… Continue reading And You Shall Have Life in a Barn Dance {Chocolate Cheesecake Cookie Cups}

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Wintery Wonders {Homemade Toasted Muesli / Granola}

  Yes, it is the last day of July {just like I was saying last month, where the hang is this year running off to so fast?!??} and, yes, I am {again} only just getting around to posting. Can I pleeeeeez explain?? This month I was super busy organising catering for our church’s evening congregation… Continue reading Wintery Wonders {Homemade Toasted Muesli / Granola}

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How To Cover a Cake with Sharp Edged Fondant {Tutorial/Demonstration Notes}

Disclaimer: This is a rambling, late night post. No attempts at brevity have been made (as per usual). Please withhold from lodging complaints related to this matter. Yes, it is the last day of June, though I can’t even… how did we get this far through the year again?! N said to me today that… Continue reading How To Cover a Cake with Sharp Edged Fondant {Tutorial/Demonstration Notes}

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On the Decapitation of Ebony {Structured Doll Cake}

There is a gruesome twist to this post – you have been warned!!! But if you don’t wish to see the result of murderous intent, you can just scroll through the first few photos 😉 Then there is a very long tutorial section then right at the end you will find what you are looking for, if… Continue reading On the Decapitation of Ebony {Structured Doll Cake}

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Celebrating with Chocolate Overload Cakes {Semi-Naked Watercolour Cake Tutorial}

Wet, cold weather has been swirling across the Southern Hemisphere lately – which you would personally know if you’ve been in the path of Cyclones Debbie and/or Cook over the past fortnight. Side note: did you know there’s a kind of science for naming cyclones?! I hope you’ve been able to stay high and dry, I can… Continue reading Celebrating with Chocolate Overload Cakes {Semi-Naked Watercolour Cake Tutorial}

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Remembering Grandma {Berry Jelly Cheesecake Slice}

As the title suggests, there’s a bitter element to the usual sweetness on the blog today. Last month after a series of recent strokes, I lost my grandmother. She was my last living grandparent and the one I had been closest to. Even more sadly, I hadn’t felt that closeness for some time: during the… Continue reading Remembering Grandma {Berry Jelly Cheesecake Slice}

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March Madness / Belated Cake Share {Lace Stenciled Single Tier with Wafer Paper Flower}

Up until a few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of ‘March Madness’. Sure, it makes sense that the traffic in Auckland has picked up now that everyone’s back at work/school/uni – not that it’s the only city in New Zealand… But since the sale of our little house went unconditional a week and a half… Continue reading March Madness / Belated Cake Share {Lace Stenciled Single Tier with Wafer Paper Flower}