|Posted on 21 September, 2015 at 1:40||comments (5)|
My nephew turned 20 the other day - 20! He has grown into such an amazing man, I am very proud to be his Aunt.
Of course that called for a birthday cake.
I had made the most amazing caramel sauce, so I decided that it had to feature in Alby's cake. I bought some beautiful, juicy apples at the market and thought they would go perfectly with the caramel sauce, so my idea for a toffee apple cake began.
I started with an apple cinnamon cake base, and it definitely ne...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 August, 2015 at 0:50||comments (0)|
If I had the choice, if I had no bottomless pit kids and husband to feed, and I was just cooking for myself, I would just eat nibbles. You know, antipasti, dip, crackers, olives and cheese. Actually, when I was single and living alone, thats exactly what I did eat.
I love morsels, tidbits, snacks, hors d'oeuvres, bites, canapes and nibbles. It should come as no surprise that when I was asked to cater for a baby shower, that I jumped at the chance.
I decided an a selection of sandw...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 5 August, 2015 at 21:40||comments (0)|
My eldest son just turned 17!
With that age comes driving lessons, buying a car and worry....... lots and lots of worry. Don't get me wrong, he is a good driver (I haven't died once during a driving lesson), but once he is out there driving around, I will worry.
My love of baking ignitied once I had my children and birthday parties were my most favourite times. Over the years the cakes have ranged through The Wiggles and Bob the Builder to much more grown up styles (with a couple...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 25 July, 2015 at 20:40||comments (0)|
I'm not a huge cocktail drinker, but I love the idea of cocktails. The way they are presented in so many creative ways appeals to me so much more than the taste. When I was asked to combine cocktails and cupcakes for a 40th birthday party, I jumped at the chance.
After some research, I decided on 4 cocktails, the mojito, cosmopolitan, lemon drop and espresso martini.
A mojito is a muddle of lime, mint and ru...Read Full Post »