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On the Decapitation of Ebony {Structured Doll Cake}

There is a gruesome twist to this post – you have been warned!!! But if you don’t wish to see the result of murderous intent, you can just scroll through the first few photos 😉 Then there is a very long tutorial section then right at the end you will find what you are looking for, if… Continue reading On the Decapitation of Ebony {Structured Doll Cake}

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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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 {OmbrĂ© 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 ❀ {OmbrĂ© 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

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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…}

Cakery · Pies & Tarts

Merry Christmastagram! {+ Rhubarb Custard & Mango Mousse Tarts}

#instacake #cakestagram #cakesofinstagram If you’re a keen social media user and baker / caker, these #hashtags might be familiar to you. If not, you will wonder how I’ve so quickly lost my grasp of the English language. It’s actually kind of hard to explain, as I discovered when trying to do so for my lovely-but-uninitiated… Continue reading Merry Christmastagram! {+ Rhubarb Custard & Mango Mousse Tarts}