Cakery · cupcakes

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}

Brownie & Fudge

Peanut Butter (Nutter!) Chocolate Fudge

Maybe I should have been born American. Chocolate and peanut butter – while perfect on their own – are simply heavenly combined. This is not a new revelation (my last post focussed on this same perfect duo). However it presents many opportunities that I am loathe to waste! The idea for this (original!) recipe was inspired… Continue reading Peanut Butter (Nutter!) Chocolate Fudge

Brownie & Fudge

{A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

In spite of V-Day and all the baking opportunities it brings, I was too busy making cake for the many non-Valentines-related baking opportunities this week. So today’s Decadent Dessert actually dates back a few weeks – when it still felt like summer in Christchurch! I seem to be making a habit of mutilating recipe names for… Continue reading {A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

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{A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Cheesecake Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

Ah summer and its long sunny days. What could be better than dining late during those warmer nights? Ending them with a delicious sweet treat, that’s what!  This month I’ve been trying out some gorgeous recipes that have been floating around the blogsphere; recipes where salted caramel, thick chocolate brownie and rich cheesecake layers interlace… Continue reading {A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Cheesecake Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

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Five Bakes ‘Til Christmas!

Isn’t it every year that we wonder how Christmas came so fast?!  For me, it’s a case of so many Christmassy baked goods to have a go at, so little time… Fortunately I’m recovered from my Baking Goal of the Year (post coming soon) and have been trialling holiday fare aplenty, to the delight of… Continue reading Five Bakes ‘Til Christmas!

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Perfect Piping with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I’ve had a score to settle with Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing since promising to post about it several times…since forever!!! SMB, as it’s known in the cake world, is also the ‘problem child’ of frostings/icings and can cause much heartache to the amateur cake decorator, such as I am. But if I can do it, then so can… Continue reading Perfect Piping with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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Tiers without Tears: The Story of a Three-Timing Birthday Cake

Although I have less-recent photos for posts on other topics waiting to be written… I can’t resist writing about this month’s baking adventure – my first two-tiered masterpiece! The birthday trifecta of my lovely MIL, her brother, and one of my Bros in Law was a great reason to try out several caking techniques in fact. Thanks… Continue reading Tiers without Tears: The Story of a Three-Timing Birthday Cake