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My Birthday Cake {Vanilla Passionfruit Cake}

I don’t often make a big deal about my birthday – especially this year, since my son turned two (?!?!!!) just a few weeks beforehand. But this past week I had a few friends ask to stop by on my actual birthday-day so I felt it was only right that there be birthday cake for… Continue reading My Birthday Cake {Vanilla Passionfruit Cake}

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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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Long Weekend Baking: Brownie Galore and Memorial Day Cupcakes

What better use for a long weekend than some time in the kitchen, baking up a storm. There are few things that make me happier! However a poorly-timed cold/flu took me down during the week so I’ve been trying not to go crazy with baking, let alone blogging about it.  (‘Poorly-timed’ because a) when is… Continue reading Long Weekend Baking: Brownie Galore and Memorial Day Cupcakes

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Foodie Goes To The Food Show… and finds Julie Le Clerc’s Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes!

Always in search of food-related inspiration and advice, I hurried to The Food Show when it came to Christchurch earlier this month. In particular, I was hoping to get some good baking tips from Julie Le Clerc (pronounced ‘clear’, as in my name!), who was running a demonstration on cakes, having just returned from India… Continue reading Foodie Goes To The Food Show… and finds Julie Le Clerc’s Best Ever Vanilla Cupcakes!