Cakery

Baking for a Grey-t Cause! {Depressed Cake Shop Christchurch}

This past week I had the honour of being involved in the first-ever Depressed Cake Shop pop-up in Christchurch. It’s a world-wide movement that started in the UK to raise awareness of mental illness and to also raise money for mental health charities, using the universal language of baking (read more here). All DCS baked goods… Continue reading Baking for a Grey-t Cause! {Depressed Cake Shop Christchurch}

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Kiwi As, Sugar! {New Zealand Cake Collaboration}

A quick post here to show a few more photos including progress shots from the cake I submitted as my entry into the ‘Kiwi as – in sugar art’ collaboration. This collab involved a huge bunch of awesome New Zealand bakers, each creating a cake or cookie masterpiece around the theme of… New Zealand! So bring… Continue reading Kiwi As, Sugar! {New Zealand Cake Collaboration}

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Mallow Out {Chocolate Marshmallow Slice}

It started with a Donna Hay magazine. I love her simple, elegant food styling and delicious – often decadent – ingredient matching. And I love even more the tasty themes of the her latest issue – especially a whole feature on s’mores!! I made the s’more caramel slice (the first-ever recipe involving marshmallow that I have made)… Continue reading Mallow Out {Chocolate Marshmallow Slice}

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion Pudding Cake {The Case of the Disappearing Blokes Who Bake}

I know, I know – “Claire, d’you think you could have come up with a longer name for a recipe?!” Lemme s’plain… it’s a good story, promise! I saw an amazing recipe on the I Wash You Dry blog – Chocolate Peanut Butter Earthquake Cake. It had me at ‘chocolate’, let alone the combination with peanut butter… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Explosion Pudding Cake {The Case of the Disappearing Blokes Who Bake}

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Rainbow Sprinkles & Stripes {Baby Shower Cake}

The southern-hemisphere summer is fading – not news for New Zealanders!! But the warmer weather (almost) always feels so short-lived, and soon I’ll be putting away my t-shirts to exchange them for more woolly options. I guess I was hoping this last month of summer would linger, but even though we got that extra leap-year day,… Continue reading Rainbow Sprinkles & Stripes {Baby Shower Cake}