Cakery

Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Revisited {SMBC Recipe 2.0}

Are you keen to pipe buttercream like a professional? Or to smooth icing like a star?? Do you want a buttercream that doesn’t taste gritty, just smooth and not too sweet??? Then you need Swiss meringue buttercream in your life, and this post is for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been waxing lyrical about Swiss meringue buttercream… Continue reading Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Revisited {SMBC Recipe 2.0}

Cakery

Stencilled Fault-line Cake Tutorial {A Significant Birthday}

It’s that time of the year that our family celebrates three birthdays in the space of two days – in other words, an opportunity for an epic cake! And this year my lovely mother-in-law was having a Significant Birthday (21 of course!!). So this cake was definitely more of her thing than the other two… Continue reading Stencilled Fault-line Cake Tutorial {A Significant Birthday}

Biscuits & Cookies · Cakery

Cookie Monster Cookies {Left-over Buttercream Bikkies}

So this week is Blue Week, a fundraiser for Plunket, and I’ve somehow managed to time it with this post containing BLUE biscuits! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the fabulous work of Plunket NZ since even before my son was born, starting with antenatal classes and followed by late night phone calls to Plunketline… Continue reading Cookie Monster Cookies {Left-over Buttercream Bikkies}

savoury

Secret Family Recipes {Zucchini Slice}

Best kept secrets sometimes shouldn’t stay that way… or so I think when it comes to my family’s recipes! This gem was one of my favourite childhood lunches, so this year when I planted two zucchini plants I knew exactly where those veggies would be going: This ‘slice’ as we call it, is a deliciously… Continue reading Secret Family Recipes {Zucchini Slice}

Cakery · Party Planning

Galentine’s Day 2019 {Rainbow-Themed Party}

With the end of February ticking over, I’m looking back on that special time earlier this month, not so much for sweethearts but for gal pals! Our third annual Galentines Day party came with a slightly different theme this year: bright rainbows and cute clouds. It was a fun change to the red-and-pink we usually… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2019 {Rainbow-Themed Party}

Slices

‘Everything and Nothing’ Slice {GF/DF/RSF/NF/EF Seeded Slice}

Happy new… er, February?! A bit late for the New Year, but I have the cutest excuse who is teething something fierce, plus a few events in the pipeline – including Galentine’s Day 2019 {our third annual party!} And speaking of Galentines, today’s recipe first made an appearance at our first Gal’s Day, though I… Continue reading ‘Everything and Nothing’ Slice {GF/DF/RSF/NF/EF Seeded Slice}

Brownie & Fudge

Very Overdue! {Candy Cane Chocolate Brownie}

Well overdue indeed… not with a baby, thank goodness, but with an update of said baby, and of course a baking post. I would start to apologise, but anyone with kids will understand why I would rather catch up on my shows during these precious few minutes of ‘me time’ at the end of the… Continue reading Very Overdue! {Candy Cane Chocolate Brownie}