Happy Easter! Chocolate Peanut Butter Birds Nest Cupcakes


I wanted to make a festive cupcake to celebrate Easter that combined Easter eggs and my current craving for chocolate and peanut butter. I settled on a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing, and then made “nests” out of chocolate noodles, completing the look with a little egg placed in each nest. Chocolate Peanut Butter [...]

The past few weeks through Instagram


Life has been busy as usual and I am very much looking forward to a well earned break over the Easter holidays. But after consulting my holiday to-do list it looks like things will still be full steam ahead! ♥ Macaron and Cupcake Decorating masterclass My girlfriends had bought me this for my birthday and [...]

Easter time = Chocolate Lovers Heaven

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I love that Easter gives me an excuse to indulge (even more) in chocolate and I can somehow justify it. The past few weeks have seen a steady stream of dark chocolate eggs, choc chip hot cross buns and Lindt bunnies flow through our house. I’m currently deciding what to bake for the Easter long [...]

Weird and wonderful food around the world – A guide for the adventurous foodie


I was writing an Icelandic travel guide yesterday and after detailing the Icelandic delicacy of putrified shark meat (apparently it tastes and smells as bad as it sounds) I thought I would go into more details of unique (and often stomach-churning) local delicacies around the world. Image source Putrified Shark (Hákarl) – Iceland Hákarl is shark meat [...]

A colourful home


A lovely friend recently introduced me to the credit-card draining website Beautiful Spaces. A lot of ooohing and aaaahing soon commenced and I honestly don’t know where to start! So many colourful objects to brighten up your home. Should I buy the Pantone pots for my blossoming herb garden? The delicate bird shaped sugar cubes [...]

Milk Bar Memories @ Ms G’s


It was a walk down memory lane on Saturday 17th March for a one-off special event as part of March into Merivale.  Held at Ms G’s,  chefs Dan Hong and Jowett Yu took the nostalgic concept of the humble milk bar and created delicious and unique dishes. Yuzu slushee (left), Green Iced Tea and Good Morning [...]

St Patricks Day – Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing


Happy St Patricks Day for tomorrow everyone! I wanted to bake a festive cupcake to celebrate and settled on a green velvet cupcake. To make it a little more Irish I added Baileys Irish Cream to my cream cheese icing and wow, it tasted amazing! Green Velvet Cupcakes with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing   Print [...]

Taste of Sydney 2012


Taste of Sydney was held last weekend and it was a delicious, expensive and fun time! After a rocky start (Thursday’s session was washed out after torrential rain), Taste opened officially on the Friday. I attended Saturday night (late – not good for photographing but I tried) and I of course ate way too much [...]

Pantone Tarts

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You know how much I love it when baking and design come together (see this post on Pantone cooking accessories) – well these Pantone Tarts by French food designer Emilie de Griottes blew me away! Wow! I highly recommend you go and subscribe to her blog, her work is amazing. Thank me later.

Happy International Women’s Day!


Happy International Women’s Day everyone! Earlier in the week I had the pleasure of attending an AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) event entitled “Pink is the New Blue – Where the hell are all the women?” I listed to Zoe Pollitt (Co-founder, Eskimo), Linda Jukic (Creative Director, Moon), Jacqueline Morony (Creative Director, Generation Alliance) and [...]