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…

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…