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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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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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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}

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Rainbow Sprinkles & Stripes {Baby Shower Cake}

The southern-hemisphere summer is fading – not news for New Zealanders!! But the warmer weather (almost) always feels so short-lived, and soon I’ll be putting away my t-shirts to exchange them for more woolly options. I guess I was hoping this last month of summer would linger, but even though we got that extra leap-year day,… Continue reading Rainbow Sprinkles & Stripes {Baby Shower Cake}

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Pretty in Pastel Pink Wedding Cake + Fruit Cake Recipe

Summer is well and truly here (although someone should really tell the temperature to keep up!) but the wedding season has been going for a few months longer. I’m playing catch-up with posting about this cake which I made in November for a lovely couple – an engineer and an architect.  For those not familiar with the irony… Continue reading Pretty in Pastel Pink Wedding Cake + Fruit Cake Recipe

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Three Weddings and A… (Birthday) Cake! {B-Day Cake At Last}

I try to publish something on this blog at least once a month – and my biggest motivator is my lovely MIL who asks me regularly when my next post will be up 🙂 Even though I’ve ended up on Oct 31sh with a not very Halloween-y post, I’m glad for the inspiration from my family to keep blogging regardless… Continue reading Three Weddings and A… (Birthday) Cake! {B-Day Cake At Last}

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Three Weddings and a… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No.3}

Nothing like a sick day off work to remind me I have some blogging to catch up on – it would be wrong to just leave things hanging half-way through ‘Three Weddings and a Birthday Cake’, right?!  After this wee series I PROMISE to put some actual, rustic, homemade, genuine baking ideas up; even I… Continue reading Three Weddings and a… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No.3}