All posts tagged “cake

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Twirling Betty takes the cake

My dear friend of 25 years, and fellow crafty person Twirling Betty was recently contacted by Master Chef magazine to feature her cake buntings. I am not surprised, because they are simply stunning! Now is the perfect time to share with you the talents of Twirling Betty before she becomes famous and backed-up with orders for her cake buntings.

Twirling Betty is the mastermind behind these unique and ever-so-fun cake banners and buntings that will spruce up a cake for any occasion. If you want to know more, Betty talks about her cake buntings and preparing the photos for Master Chef in more detail in her Twirling Betty blog. I know you are going to love what you see, so if you wish to own one of your own, or have Betty customise one for you, visit her shop on Etsy or Made It (within Australia) to arrange all that.

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A post for ginger nuts…

This post is dedicated to ginger nuts. When I say that I mean people who love ginger!

I never thought I would be able to stomach ginger again after consuming packets of crystallised ginger during the first 3 months of pregnancy (to settle the morning sickness). Six months down the track and I saw this recipe for ginger nut biscuits, and had an overwhelming urge to make them (along with so many other exotic recipes – the maternal nesting has really kicked it!).

This recipe was in the woman’s Day magazine, however I changed it slightly to make them a little more gingery (after tasting the raw mixture I didn’t think they deserved to be called ginger nuts – so got a little heavy handed with the ground ginger!). I shared these with 3 people on the weekend, and all of them wanted the recipe – so I guess you could say they were a hit.

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Christmas Ice cream Plum pudding

It is only fitting, in Australia, we have an alternative to traditional plum pudding … ice cream plum pudding.

I first tried this at my mother-in-laws house for Christmas a few years ago. I am not a big fan of traditional plum pudding (unless I smother it in custard and brandy butter – which is guaranteed to smother my body with the equivalent in fat stores!). But this version is absolutely amazing, and so much more appropriate for a southern hemisphere (hot) Christmas.

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A ripper banana bread (thanks mum!)

here have been several requests come my way for a good banana bread recipe. Whilst I have tried a few recipes, I wouldn’t have called them ‘good’, and certainly wouldn’t recommend them. So I responded to the requests with ‘leave it with me’, which left me with the potentially difficult and time-consuming task of finding a good recipe. This can prove tricky unless I start every conversation with ‘Hey, do you have a good banana bread recipe?’.