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 · cupcakes

Long Weekend Baking: Brownie Galore and Memorial Day Cupcakes

What better use for a long weekend than some time in the kitchen, baking up a storm. There are few things that make me happier! However a poorly-timed cold/flu took me down during the week so I’ve been trying not to go crazy with baking, let alone blogging about it.  (‘Poorly-timed’ because a) when is… Continue reading Long Weekend Baking: Brownie Galore and Memorial Day Cupcakes

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Two Cupcakes For The Price of One: Chocolate Berry Cupcakes x 2

After a bit of time off work over the Easter break (largely spent without my computer!) I’m now tidying up some blogging ideas that didn’t quite get polished off before the holiday.  At one point recently I made around 200 cupcakes within one week – in fact, it felt like I did little else in… Continue reading Two Cupcakes For The Price of One: Chocolate Berry Cupcakes x 2

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Foodie Goes To The Food Show… and finds Julie Le Clerc’s Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes!

Always in search of food-related inspiration and advice, I hurried to The Food Show when it came to Christchurch earlier this month. In particular, I was hoping to get some good baking tips from Julie Le Clerc (pronounced ‘clear’, as in my name!), who was running a demonstration on cakes, having just returned from India… Continue reading Foodie Goes To The Food Show… and finds Julie Le Clerc’s Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes!

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Baking flail: when things go wrong… (Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing)

Last weekend, I had a baking flail. In fact, the only reason it wasn’t an all-out fail was because I learned a thing or four while I stuffed up. Both taste and look took a hit, I’m afraid – but I am very thankful that not a word of criticism was uttered by the receivers… Continue reading Baking flail: when things go wrong… (Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing)