The Search for the Best Cupcake in America!

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What a task I had… to try every cupcake shop I stumbled upon in America (and there are LOTS of them) on my quest to find the best cupcake in America for Love Swah. How I must suffer for my “art”. The quality of American cupcakes overall, particularly chain cupcakes, was high and much better [...]

Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake

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I wanted to create a dessert that echoed the beloved cookies and cream flavour combination and with this month’s Sweet Adventure’s Blog Hop being cheese-themed, I knew a cookies ‘n’ cream cheesecake was the answer. I described this cake to someone as “a choc chip cookie and a cheesecake had a baby and the result was amazing” [...]

Handy America tips

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Hey guys! I’m back from my American adventures and a bit jet lagged. So while I get myself together and start writing city-based guides, I wanted to share some handy general America tips with you if you’re planning a trip. ♥ Fill in your ESTA before you leave ESTA is required for international travellers who wish to [...]

Oven Express – A review

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What’s your most hated household chore? Mine has got to be cleaning the oven. It always falls to the bottom of my priority list and I never get around to it until my oven is belching black smoke everywhere. Then there’s the inevitable lengthy process of scraping off the blackened grease whilst inhaling potent chemicals, [...]

Halloween Bleeding Cake

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Hello from America! I am writing this post in quite the jet lagged haze, so please excuse if I stop making sense. I was excited to find out that this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop was Halloween themed! I wanted to create something gruesome but beautiful, and ofcourse delicious. I toyed with the idea of [...]

Deconstructed Food Styling

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I LOVE deconstructed food styling. Food can become minimalist art, patterns or even typography. I first talked about it here nearly 3 years ago when sharing the gorgeous photography from the IKEA baking book. This technique has been echoed repeatedly lately and these are some of my favourite interpretations. Florent Tanet Maren Caruso Dennis Adelmann and [...]

Off to America – your tips please!

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Next week I’ll be jetting off to LA and I can’t wait! This trip has been in the works for 6 months and it’s crept up awfully fast – in fact I am suddenly begging time to slow down as I try and get work finished before I leave. Never mind, I’m super excited and [...]