Cake #3 – Bunny Rabbit

Cake number 3!! I know what you’re thinking. You haven’t seen cake number 2 yet. Confession time… I made cake number 2. It was horrible. Not only did it look horrible, it tasted horrible too. Reeeeeaaly horrible. So horrible I didn’t even feed it to my work mates. But that’s a story for another day!! (and another…

I joined Instagram

I’ve been avoiding it for years, but it’s finally happened. I joined Instagram. I have no actual idea of why I avoided it (something to do with sharing photos on Facebook whenever I damn well wanted, I suspect), but now that I’m on it I’m wondering why I ever resisted. Anyway, I’m there, you can…

This ain’t no Pinterest

I’ve baked and decorated some pretty good looking cakes over the last couple of years (if I do say so myself). I’ve been to classes, honed my piping skills, played around with fondant – and the results of all of these cakes end up on Pinterest. I’m telling you now – this blog ain’t no…

Recipe: AWW Vienna Cream (buttercream icing)

Admission: I thought this recipe was going to be rubbish. Growing up, making icing involved a little bit of butter, a fair amount of icing sugar and a lot of water – the icing of my childhood was more like a glaze, and I assumed that that was what icing was in the late 80’s…

Cake #1 -Hickory Dickory Watch

Ta da! Cake number 1: the Hickory Dickory Watch (not to be confused with the Hickory Dickory Clock, which will come later). This is the first cake in the book, and while I don’t intend on working through the book from start to finish, it did seem like a good place to start. Mostly because…

AWW’s Butter Cake recipe

The Australian Women’s Weekly, in the wisest of ways, tells readers at the start of the book that in each recipe it has chosen to specify the use of packet-mix cake over home made because “they’re easy to make and give a firm foundation for decorations on the birthday cake”. That’s awesome, and two thumbs…

A kid’s birthday cake book??

The first question I probably need to answer here is – why bake your way through the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book? The answer, most realistically, is ‘just because’. Australian media’s gone a bit nuts recently with the news that a group in Canberra will be baking every cake in the book to…