Even more cake – purple ombre sprinkle cake

Amidst the cake frenzy of the last few days, was Cake Fix’s birthday! Couldn’t let it pass without making her a cake.  So I made a purple ombre layer cake using this recipe. And colouring the inside with Wilton violet gel. Which made for a lovely surprise when we cut into the cake 🙂 Then…

Rachel and Owen’s wedding cakes

It has been a huge few days making cupcakes and the wedding cake for my friend Rachel who got married on Saturday.  Cake Fix and I were very flattered to be asked, and also very nervous as we’ve never done anything like this before and are not at all professional cake makers but enthusiastic amateurs! Anyway…

Let them eat cake…

Well as the title says, this week is all about cake (to be fair most weeks are, but this one in particular!) ‘Cake week’ started last Saturday when Cake Fix and I attended the most gorgeous Ruffle Cake class, run by Rachael from Made From Scratch. Rachael showed us how to make a Vanilla layer cake,…

25. Syria – Ma’amoul (Date Pastries)

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr! Eid celebrates the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. A holiday that is spread over three days, it is customary for families to get together and exchange gifts for the children and eat delicious food! We travelled in the Middle East right through Ramadan a few years ago, and it…

24. New Zealand – Lemon Poppyseed Mini Loaves

Being the middle of winter here in New Zealand, there are loads of juicy lemons going free at the moment, and I nabbed some from the in-laws beach house out on the Awhitu Peninsula. Last week I had a mega baking marathon, and I distributed the results among some family and friends 🙂 I’ve got some new…