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Chocolate Dirt Cups

These chocolate dirt cups were another dessert I made for my sister in law’s strawberry garden themed bridal shower. I found a bunch of these recipes on Pinterest. The only thing I changed was replacing a gummy worm to a strawberry to make it relevant and cute! The best part of this yummy dessert is how…
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25th October 2016 0

Chocolate Strawberry Roses

For my sister-in-law’s strawberry garden themed bridal shower, one of the desserts we made were chocolate covered strawberries. I originally came across this idea from howtocookthat.net, and  loved them — they serve as both a tasty dessert and lovely decorative piece!   You will need: Dowels (I covered these with floral tape) Leaves from fake flowers…
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25th October 2016 0

Making Modelling Chocolate!

I have always wanted to use modelling chocolate to make cake decorations. It’s so much easier to blend than fondant, it’s smooth and unlike fondant, it actually tastes good! I also find it easier to make fondant figures out of modelling chocolate because it doesn’t crack or form elephant skin, and blending the seams with it is so much easier!


25th October 2016 0

Jungle Birthday Cake

I made this jungle cake for both of my sons’ shared birthday party. As usual it was very difficult for me to make this cake as the children did not let me work on it during the day,  I stayed up many  nights often questioning my sanity. Whyyyy on earth would I put myself through all this…
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27th October 2014 0

How to Make Toffee!

I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend and a brilliant memorial day. This homemade toffee recipe is so simple and tastes ludicrously good! Toffee is great on its own or as an addition to ice cream or covered in chocolate to create a Daim bar/Almond Roca bar and is far cheaper than buying…
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29th May 2013 5

Mother's Day Cupcake Bouquet

Mother’s Day in America is coming up in May…and anyway Mother’s Day should be everyday! I thought I’d have a go at making a  cupcake bouquet. Here is how I made it. equipment needed: Cupcakes Frosting filled in a piping bag with either Wilton tip 1m or 2D Styrofoam ball Pot Toothpicks Tissue paper Fondant/gumpaste Leaf cutter Butterfly…
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27th April 2013 0

Peppermint Creams

I was reminiscing about my childhood and I remembered making peppermint creams with my mum. They are sooo easy to make and such fun!  I tried to do this with my 18 month old but he was more interested in eating it than he was in cutting out shapes! The recipe uses raw egg whites but…
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23rd April 2013 0

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

With summer around the corner I thought I would show you how I made this cookies and cream ice-cream 🙂 ingredients: 4 egg yolks 100g (3 1/2 oz) castor sugar 300 ml (1/2 pint) single cream 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways 1 tsp vanilla essence 100g  (31/2)oz Bourbon/Oreo or any chocolate biscuit 300ml (1/2 pint…
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19th April 2013 0

Banana Bread Recipe

This is another Mother’s Day idea. It is easy to make, moist and absolutely yummy! ingredients: 1 1/4 cup Brown sugar m2 1/3 cup Plain flour/ whole flour 1/4tsp Salt 1tsp Baking soda 2 eggs 1tsp Vanilla 1tsp Cinnamon 1 1/3 cup Butter 2 1/2 cup Mashed banana 1) Cream together butter and sugar. 2)…
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8th March 2013 0

Mothers Day Macarons!

I love these french delicacies. I love their colours, the texture and of course they taste divine.   I thought I’d make them for Mother’s Day…. even if my mother is  far away from me, I miss you mummy.  Happy Mother’s Day!   They can be tricky to make and I am still trying to get the…
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8th March 2013 0