Popping Candy Chocolate & Raspberry Mousse Cake

Holy Moly! POP! SIZZLE! CRACK! KABOOM! No, I’m not talking about New Year’s Eve fireworks but there is definitely some special pyrotechnics happening in my very own mouth! Inspired by a Heston Blumenthal (my hero!) creation, the Popping-Candy Chocolate Cake and a blog entry by the talented and witty Ms. Karen of […]

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Kinglake Raspberries & Chocolate Roulade

We spent Boxing Day indoors this year; no shopping madness, no post-christmas meals, no entertaining. I thought I got my wish for a really and quiet lazy day but by nightfall J and I were absolutely bored and restless so we decided to hit the great outdoors the next day and indulge […]

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Christmas Feasting

Our Christmas Tree surrounded by presents and there were just 6 of us! …Kris Kringle gone nuts!

Our Christmas celebration this year was a much simpler affair; no big bird (turkey), no ham and basically a not so meaty spread to suit my small party of six. Putting on my festive hat this […]

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December 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge: Christmas Stollen Wreath

The 2010 December Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Penny of Sweet Sadie’s Baking. She chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ to make Stollen. She adapted a friend’s family recipe and combined it with information from friends, techniques from Peter Reinhart’s book………and Martha Stewart’s demonstration.

I had actually forgotten about this month’s Daring […]

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D & T's Wedding Cupcake Tower


As promised in my previous cupcake post, I present to you my first wedding assignment  and it has been an absolute pleasure and honour to have been a part of D & T’s big day! I am still over the moon with the grand entrance of the bride and her bridal party who descended […]

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