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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.

Rainbow Loom Band Cake

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Rainbow loom band bracelets are banned at my kids school.  The reason? Because they are not uniform.  They are however creative, good for fine motor skills and fun so all the kids still make them  They just don’t wear them … Continue reading

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Mini Hamburger Cake Recipe

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I’m not sure whether to call these a mini hamburger cake or chocolate cheeseburgers. Either way they will make a delicious sweet surprise for your friends. Makes 5 mini hamburger cakes Muffin Rolls: 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup white … Continue reading

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Rainbow Tie Dyed Heart Surprise Cake

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Rainbow tie-dyed heart surprise cake. A beautiful bright cake with a colourful surprise inside. You can swap the heart for any shape that you have a cutter for. Or you could make your own cutter using the instructions in the … Continue reading

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Youtube Cupcakes

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YouTube is a crazy, hilarious, fascinating, educational, weird and inspiring world, often all at the same time. I just love how the ‘How To Cook That’ YouTube channel has become so interactive over the years. From teenagers sharing their teary … Continue reading

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How to make Jelly Beans Recipe

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This is a great activity for the school break, make jelly beans at home.  Parent supervision is needed when handling the hot sugar syrup. My wonderful husband is away speaking interstate and I miss him greatly.  I go to bed … Continue reading

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The Fault In Our Stars Cake TFIOS

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The Fault In Our Stars is a best-selling novel by young adults author and YouTuber John Green. Scroll down to see a little more about the book and movie that topped the box office. In response to the tsunami of … Continue reading

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Kitchen Tour, Macaron Pops & Comments

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So many of you asked for it so I finally filmed a kitchen tour.  Welcome to my home, this is where I film and edit all of my creations.  I’ll also show you how to make macaron pops and read … Continue reading

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Chocolate Book Recipe

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This chocolate book, like all good novels, has a delicious twist inside.  Each page has a completely different flavour.   The ‘leather’ cover is pure milk chocolate, making this book a unique and decadent surprise for your friends and loved ones. … Continue reading

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Dora The Explorer Cake

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Here’s a super simple Dora the Explorer birthday cake idea.  Bright and beautifully colourful in the Dora logo colours, this dress is ready for any party or fiesta.  Making a gorgeous cake is fun but there’s always a big clean-up … Continue reading

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YouTube Cake Dessert Recipe

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First there was the instagram dessert with the logo all the way through, followed by facebook, then you asked for a twitter cake. To finish off my complete set of social media desserts here’s a YouTube cake, or should I say dessert. Did … Continue reading

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Chocolate Birds Nest

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Bird nests are so clever, it makes you wonder how our feathered friends actually get started. Patiently collecting and arranging twigs, leaves and other material to build a warm, secure home.  It reminds me of mums everywhere working hard to … Continue reading

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Lego Batman Cake

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This fun Lego Batman Cake is actually quite easy to make and is sure to light up any Lego, Batman or superhero party. It’s 5am and I’ve snuck downstairs without waking my boys to write this before the Batman video … Continue reading

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Gooey Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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Gooey peanut butter chocolate brownies are best served warm with with ice cream. Gooey Chocolate Brownie Recipe 5oz (141.75 grams) or 2/3 cup butter 7oz (198.45 grams) chocolate 7oz (198.45 grams) or 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 3 eggs … Continue reading

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How To Make Chocolate Candles

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Dazzle your guest with chocolate candles filled with white chocolate mousse.  They look complicated but they are surprisingly easy to make. You can have a bit of fun serving empty plates and then candles as the centre piece. This morning … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Birthday Cake

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I get lots of requests for easy birthday cakes, this one is so easy that my kids made it for their dad’s birthday. His favourite meal is spaghetti and his cake of choice is carrot cake. Spaghetti Birthday Cake Recipe … Continue reading

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Giant Gummy Bear Kit Kat and m&m cake

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“I made a giant gummy bear Kit Kat and M&M cake today while you were at school, do you want to see a photo?” “Woooaaahhh that’s awesome, can I have some when we get home?” “I gave it away” “What!!! … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Easter Eggs Recipe

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Learn how to make home made chocolate Easter eggs with a surprise inside.  Easter egg hunts are so much fun, with the biggest egg always last.  One year when I was a child my mum carefully set up an Easter … Continue reading

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Divergent Movie Cake

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Which Divergent movie faction are you? Candor: I don’t want to write out this recipe tonight, I want to go to sleep. Honest Abnegation: Someone may want to make this cake and they’ll need the recipe so you must help … Continue reading

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Pet Dragons & Castle Cake Tutorial

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The best pet is one that sheds no hair, makes no mess and is not too noisy.  Meet my pet dragons.  They live inside the castle cake but will be just as happy residing anywhere in your home. To make … Continue reading

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Top YouTube Cooking Channels

Your guide to the top youtube cooking channels. Listed here in order of most subscribed are the top ten YouTube cooking channels for 2014. We’ve added in some other interesting stats, their channel blurb and an example of a recent … Continue reading

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How To Make a Fire Truck Cake

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Chocolate Bridge Sydney Harbour

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Imagine the Sydney Harbour Bridge collapsing on national television. That was my fear as the TV show went to air live.  Hot TV lights shining down on a chocolate bridge as a million people watched on.  Thankfully, the bridge stood … Continue reading

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Chocolate Oscars

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The Academy Awards go to the best of the best each year, a golden  Oscar to recognise an outstanding performance, film or soundtrack.  I actually think more industries should follow suit, because for us non-actors, there’s simply not enough trophies … Continue reading

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Olaf Cake Frozen Disney Movie

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“Hi, everyone. I’m Olaf and I love warm hugs!” Just like the hilarious character from Disney’s blockbuster movie Frozen, this Olaf cake will light up the faces of everyone at your next birthday party with his big smile. And when … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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There aren’t many guarantees in life but here’s one … if you use my secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need to hide them or they’ll all be gone before the day is out. Rich, chewy, chocolatey, with a … Continue reading

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