Slices

Mallow Out {Chocolate Marshmallow Slice}

It started with a Donna Hay magazine. I love her simple, elegant food styling and delicious – often decadent – ingredient matching. And I love even more the tasty themes of the her latest issue – especially a whole feature on s’mores!! I made the s’more caramel slice (the first-ever recipe involving marshmallow that I have made)… Continue reading Mallow Out {Chocolate Marshmallow Slice}

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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}

Brownie & Fudge

The name’s Blond – Caramel Blond {Salted Caramel Chocolate Blondies}

Why am I attempting silly Bond-jokes and (seemingly) infatuated with light hair colour? I don’t mean blond(e) in the hair sense, but in the confection sense. In case you haven’t encountered it before, blondie is a dense slice similar to brownie except without cocoa and instead with a vanilla or butterscotch flavour.      Yeah, I’ve obviously… Continue reading The name’s Blond – Caramel Blond {Salted Caramel Chocolate Blondies}

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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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Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 2}

After that brief interlude by IBS-bleh, we’re back to IBS-bake and therefore cake! I’ve been busy with birthday cakes lately – hopefully photos to come in a post of their own, but first I must report on the promised wedding cakes… Wedding No.2: C + I = Buttercream Seascape This wedding cake was for my (very trusting!)… Continue reading Three Weddings And A… Birthday (Cake!) {Wedding No. 2}

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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

Peanut Butter (Nutter!) Chocolate Fudge

Maybe I should have been born American. Chocolate and peanut butter – while perfect on their own – are simply heavenly combined. This is not a new revelation (my last post focussed on this same perfect duo). However it presents many opportunities that I am loathe to waste! The idea for this (original!) recipe was inspired… Continue reading Peanut Butter (Nutter!) Chocolate Fudge

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{A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie

In spite of V-Day and all the baking opportunities it brings, I was too busy making cake for the many non-Valentines-related baking opportunities this week. So today’s Decadent Dessert actually dates back a few weeks – when it still felt like summer in Christchurch! I seem to be making a habit of mutilating recipe names for… Continue reading {A Summer of Decadent Desserts} Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie