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Somebunny is coming soon… {Bunny Baby Shower Cake}

Indeed ‘somebunny’ known as Baby Sweet nor’westerly is not far away at all – he’s due to arrive just four days from now (all going to plan)!!! Hence this is just a quick post to share photos of my baby shower cake from last month. Yes, LAST month. Yes, I haven’t worked at all this… Continue reading Somebunny is coming soon… {Bunny Baby Shower Cake}

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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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March Madness / Belated Cake Share {Lace Stenciled Single Tier with Wafer Paper Flower}

Up until a few weeks ago, I’d never even heard of ‘March Madness’. Sure, it makes sense that the traffic in Auckland has picked up now that everyone’s back at work/school/uni – not that it’s the only city in New Zealand… But since the sale of our little house went unconditional a week and a half… Continue reading March Madness / Belated Cake Share {Lace Stenciled Single Tier with Wafer Paper Flower}

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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!) {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. 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}

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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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[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