7.5 things to do when when you can’t bake

One of my things is baking. I love it! It is one of the first things I remember learning from my mum. I should say one of the first enjoyable things I learnt from my mother.  It is my litmus test for how I am feeling. Urggggh! So maybe all is not well in my…

Art is the lie

Art is the lie sounds better than I tried out a new cake recipe and I failed.  You can be so good at something and even be able to do it with your eyes closed.  However, if you don’t practice, hone your skills, surround yourself with people who are like-minded and have an open learning…

Cakes on Tuesday

So… I want to know if anyone has tried their hand at making the cakes I have published. If not, why not. I also want to know if anyone has any recipes to share. They must be easy to make and Scrumplicious. If anyone has a recipe for a cake that takes more calories to…

Want to make a delicious cake that is more-ish? Read on

This was my first. First cake I ate. First cake I saw my mother making. First cake that I made. I was 5 when I made this cake, on my own. Yes, it is that easy, breezy, lemon squeezy.   Ingredients to make a 21cm diameter, round cake 125g butter ½ cup sugar (preferably caster…

Back to life! Back to Reality! Honey Carrot Macadamia cupcakes.

Back to life! Back to Reality!  It does feel like Christmas and New Year celebrations are truly over. No more decorations. No more days off nor long weekends nor Mondays off in lieu of a holiday. Hardly any Christmas paraphernalia sales and if there are they are 90% off. A quick look in the “bargain” bin…

Day Twenty-Two of cocktail Advent Calendar

Panting… I have nearly caught up on the daily drink shenanigans.  Change of pace is exactly what I needed today. Staying home for a while and listening to music before charging off on another adventure.  Finally, I decorated my Christmas cake today. Technique is lacking but can only improve through practise. Took me about 6 hours…

Day Eighteen of cocktail Advent Calendar

I experienced a high today. A life high. My head nearly exploded. Cannot stop smiling.  Started off the day right – exercise, quiet time, no breakfast and dancing to Christmas music.  Don’t start with me about breakfast. I knew I was going to Posh Brit’s house for morning tea. So!  I’m a Melburnian who drives…

Brownies

A Tempting Tuesday recipe For the longest time, I could not accept brownies. I felt they could not make up their mind. Are you a cake? No. A cookie? No and definitely not a biscuit. Who are you? What are you? An inbetweenie – A brownie. I have new found respect for brownies with this…

Christmas Cake memories

My mother used to make our Christmas cake months and months before December. In April, the preparations would begin. We would have dinner and then whilst watching the News, she (who is she? the cat’s mother?) would gather the ingredients, a small table, a sharp knife and a tray. The household would know that this…