Cakery · Party Planning

Galentine’s Day 2018 {Stripey Ombre Buttercream Cake Tutorial}

‘Tis the end of February – the end of summer – and the end of the month of V-Day {which was hard to escape with all the ads trying to sell us jewellery/chocolates/chocolate jewellery…} Did you celebrate Feb 14th with your Significant Other this year? N and I have had to share our Valentine’s celebrations… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2018 {Stripey Ombre Buttercream Cake Tutorial}

Dessert

Eating Summer {Strawberry Tiramisu}

Where did January go?!?? Happy New Year anyway! And happy summer weather, if that’s what you’re enjoying (like us Christchurchians). I hope your resolutions – if you care for them – are still intact. Summer = fresh berries. And barely a stitch of summer at that: I (and everyone else in the city/country it seems)… Continue reading Eating Summer {Strawberry Tiramisu}

Biscuits & Cookies

Tasty Christmas Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

From the look of the past few posts, you might think I’m on a cookie bender! Though I’m sure there are worse addictions to have… And I simply can’t separate Christmas time from gingerbread, so cookies ye shall have indeed. These cookies/biscuits/etc were inspired by a Donna Hay (#number1fan) recipe I first met a few… Continue reading Tasty Christmas Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Biscuits & Cookies

Leftover crumble topping? Make Biscuits! {Crumble Topping Cookies}

Hello again! Here I am – it’s been a long time!!! And indeed, mea culpa, however I’m pretty sure that you will forgive me when I tell you why… Oh yes, we’ll get to those long-promised cookies, but first, the answer to the question, “why the leave of absence??”  Well, a couple of months ago… Continue reading Leftover crumble topping? Make Biscuits! {Crumble Topping Cookies}

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}

Cakery

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}