Cakery · Party Planning

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

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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}

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Baking for a Grey-t Cause! {Depressed Cake Shop Christchurch}

This past week I had the honour of being involved in the first-ever Depressed Cake Shop pop-up in Christchurch. It’s a world-wide movement that started in the UK to raise awareness of mental illness and to also raise money for mental health charities, using the universal language of baking (read more here). All DCS baked goods… Continue reading Baking for a Grey-t Cause! {Depressed Cake Shop Christchurch}