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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}

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{A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Cheesecake Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

Ah summer and its long sunny days. What could be better than dining late during those warmer nights? Ending them with a delicious sweet treat, that’s what!  This month I’ve been trying out some gorgeous recipes that have been floating around the blogsphere; recipes where salted caramel, thick chocolate brownie and rich cheesecake layers interlace… Continue reading {A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Cheesecake Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel

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Five Bakes ‘Til Christmas!

Isn’t it every year that we wonder how Christmas came so fast?!  For me, it’s a case of so many Christmassy baked goods to have a go at, so little time… Fortunately I’m recovered from my Baking Goal of the Year (post coming soon) and have been trialling holiday fare aplenty, to the delight of… Continue reading Five Bakes ‘Til Christmas!

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Perfect Piping with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I’ve had a score to settle with Swiss Meringue Buttercream icing since promising to post about it several times…since forever!!! SMB, as it’s known in the cake world, is also the ‘problem child’ of frostings/icings and can cause much heartache to the amateur cake decorator, such as I am. But if I can do it, then so can… Continue reading Perfect Piping with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

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Tiers without Tears: The Story of a Three-Timing Birthday Cake

Although I have less-recent photos for posts on other topics waiting to be written… I can’t resist writing about this month’s baking adventure – my first two-tiered masterpiece! The birthday trifecta of my lovely MIL, her brother, and one of my Bros in Law was a great reason to try out several caking techniques in fact. Thanks… Continue reading Tiers without Tears: The Story of a Three-Timing Birthday Cake

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[I Can’t Believe It’s So Easy] Fun with Fondant Art – Floral Edition

I have much to learn. That’s generally the conclusion of any PhD student, and while I don’t have the stomach for such a qualification, I’m beginning to feel that way about the world of cake decorating. Thankfully, learning is rarely achieved alone, and I’m grateful to have lovely friends and inspirers to teach and encourage me… Continue reading [I Can’t Believe It’s So Easy] Fun with Fondant Art – Floral Edition