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
I should point out that I’m not ‘farewelling’ this blog – after less than six month’s efforts! This post is about the farewell morning tea that I held a couple of months ago when I left my previous job. I’m well overdue for a post, and I’ve been meaning to share the shots and recipes of what… Continue reading A Farewell Feast
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
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!