Cakery · IBS

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}

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Galentine’s Day <3 {Ombré Buttercream Shell Cake Tutorial}

‘My heart is full, my feet are tired and I’m floating on a cloud! But it’s not romance (though rest assured that is alive and well!). I’m talking about Galentine’s Day, which any Parks and Recreation fan could tell you falls on February 13th every year, the day before V-Day itself. This year I had the… Continue reading Galentine’s Day ❤ {Ombré Buttercream Shell Cake Tutorial}

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Blue & White Watercolour Buttercream Baby Shower Cake

I realise that I might have caused a little confusion with my last post. “So she’s going all healthy on us, does that mean no more cakes? Sweets?? Sugary goodness???” And the answer, I’m pleased to say, is no way! This here Sweet nor’westerly is going to stay the way it has always been: a… Continue reading Blue & White Watercolour Buttercream Baby Shower Cake

Fudge · IBS

Healthy New Year! {Choc Nut Fudge – Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free}

So here we are in January 2017! The Christmas tree has been taken down, the ham is long finished – even the candy canes are all eaten up. There’s nothing left to stop you enacting your New Year’s resolutions of going to bed early, doing more exercise… and eating healthier?! That is, if you’re in to making goals… Continue reading Healthy New Year! {Choc Nut Fudge – Dairy, Gluten & Sugar Free}

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#2016bestnine {Here’s to 2017…}

Feeling nostalgic, I am! Inspired even… and a little bit Yoda it seems 😉 NYE is making me think through 2016 and look ahead to my hopes and dreams for 2017… First up: 2016 nostalgia. After seeing all of the year-end summaries and #2016bestnine collages all over the socials I couldn’t help myself…so here are… Continue reading #2016bestnine {Here’s to 2017…}