Dessert

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}

Cakery

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}

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Pretty in Pastel Pink Wedding Cake + Fruit Cake Recipe

Summer is well and truly here (although someone should really tell the temperature to keep up!) but the wedding season has been going for a few months longer. I’m playing catch-up with posting about this cake which I made in November for a lovely couple – an engineer and an architect.  For those not familiar with the irony… Continue reading Pretty in Pastel Pink Wedding Cake + Fruit Cake Recipe

Pies & Tarts

Berry and Orange Zest Christmas Mince Pies

‘Tis the season to be baking! Nothing quite compares to the variety of treats specific to the Christmas season to motivate me to drop all other projects. And to indulge in a bit of nostalgia… Over the years the way I’ve celebrated Christmas has changed as the family that I spend it with changes. A… Continue reading Berry and Orange Zest Christmas Mince Pies

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Three Weddings and A… (Birthday) Cake! {B-Day Cake At Last}

I try to publish something on this blog at least once a month – and my biggest motivator is my lovely MIL who asks me regularly when my next post will be up 🙂 Even though I’ve ended up on Oct 31sh with a not very Halloween-y post, I’m glad for the inspiration from my family to keep blogging regardless… Continue reading Three Weddings and A… (Birthday) Cake! {B-Day Cake At Last}

Brownie & Fudge

The name’s Blond – Caramel Blond {Salted Caramel Chocolate Blondies}

Why am I attempting silly Bond-jokes and (seemingly) infatuated with light hair colour? I don’t mean blond(e) in the hair sense, but in the confection sense. In case you haven’t encountered it before, blondie is a dense slice similar to brownie except without cocoa and instead with a vanilla or butterscotch flavour.      Yeah, I’ve obviously… Continue reading The name’s Blond – Caramel Blond {Salted Caramel Chocolate Blondies}

Cakery

Three Weddings and a… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No.3}

Nothing like a sick day off work to remind me I have some blogging to catch up on – it would be wrong to just leave things hanging half-way through ‘Three Weddings and a Birthday Cake’, right?!  After this wee series I PROMISE to put some actual, rustic, homemade, genuine baking ideas up; even I… Continue reading Three Weddings and a… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No.3}

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Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 2}

After that brief interlude by IBS-bleh, we’re back to IBS-bake and therefore cake! I’ve been busy with birthday cakes lately – hopefully photos to come in a post of their own, but first I must report on the promised wedding cakes… Wedding No.2: C + I = Buttercream Seascape This wedding cake was for my (very trusting!)… Continue reading Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 2}

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Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 1}

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog-front for the past month or so – which means that it’s been busy in the kitchen! I’m finally able to share with you what I got up to slightly secretively in December and give an update of what I’ve been baking recently – namely a bunch of… Continue reading Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 1}