Cakery

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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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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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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Baking flail: when things go wrong… (Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing)

Last weekend, I had a baking flail. In fact, the only reason it wasn’t an all-out fail was because I learned a thing or four while I stuffed up. Both taste and look took a hit, I’m afraid – but I am very thankful that not a word of criticism was uttered by the receivers… Continue reading Baking flail: when things go wrong… (Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing)