#2016bestnine {Here’s to 2017…}

Feeling nostalgic, I am! Inspired even… and a little bit Yoda it seems ūüėČ 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}

Biscuits & Cookies

Ginger Bikkies (or Cookies or Crackers!)

First things first: bikkies, biscuits, cookies – it doesn’t matter. You can call them what you like. Crackers, even! (As in, graham crackers, for those in the US). I won’t judge you. They’re all the same to me. The reason for calling them ‘bikkies’ is simply because this recipe traces¬†its origins to Red Puppy Bikkie… Continue reading Ginger Bikkies (or Cookies or Crackers!)


The Bestie B-Day Cake Files

Spring has sprung here in Christchurch New Zealand, and with it my interest in being outside keeping the garden tidy (might have something to do with the weeds, too…). That, and having been on holiday recently, means that I’ve had a bit of a cakey-bakey hiatus. But never fear –¬†I have¬†many lovely cakes from earlier… Continue reading The Bestie B-Day Cake Files


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}