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Bake Sale-worthy Carrot Cake {Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing}

Spring has truly sprung in Christchurch, complete with rain showers every second day that make it hard to know whether to hang out the washing or wait before watering the plants… But spring has it’s beautiful benefits: our garden has been slowly filling with blooms, from a patch where I planted wildflower seeds in autumn,… Continue reading Bake Sale-worthy Carrot Cake {Carrot Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Icing}

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Stencilled Fault-line Cake Tutorial {A Significant Birthday}

It’s that time of the year that our family celebrates three birthdays in the space of two days – in other words, an opportunity for an epic cake! And this year my lovely mother-in-law was having a Significant Birthday (21 of course!!). So this cake was definitely more of her thing than the other two… Continue reading Stencilled Fault-line Cake Tutorial {A Significant Birthday}

Cakery · Party Planning

Galentine’s Day 2019 {Rainbow-Themed Party}

With the end of February ticking over, I’m looking back on that special time earlier this month, not so much for sweethearts but for gal pals! Our third annual Galentines Day party came with a slightly different theme this year: bright rainbows and cute clouds. It was a fun change to the red-and-pink we usually… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2019 {Rainbow-Themed Party}

Cakery · Party Planning

Galentine’s Day 2018 {Stripey Ombre Buttercream Cake Tutorial}

‘Tis the end of February – the end of summer – and the end of the month of V-Day {which was hard to escape with all the ads trying to sell us jewellery/chocolates/chocolate jewellery…} Did you celebrate Feb 14th with your Significant Other this year? N and I have had to share our Valentine’s celebrations… Continue reading Galentine’s Day 2018 {Stripey Ombre Buttercream Cake Tutorial}

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How To Cover a Cake with Sharp Edged Fondant {Tutorial/Demonstration Notes}

Disclaimer: This is a rambling, late night post. No attempts at brevity have been made (as per usual). Please withhold from lodging complaints related to this matter. Yes, it is the last day of June, though I can’t even… how did we get this far through the year again?! N said to me today that… Continue reading How To Cover a Cake with Sharp Edged Fondant {Tutorial/Demonstration Notes}

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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}