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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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Modeling Chocolate Recipe (make modelling chocolate)

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Modeling chocolate tastes better than fondant but is not quite as easy to work with, so I find it good for smaller projects.  It does not set hard like fondant does so you can’t use it for some applications.  Normally … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty Cake

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Without so much as a taste, we kissed Hello Kitty goodbye. Sure, the cute cartoon cat is adored around the globe and frequently requested on my YouTube channel, but in our boy-filled home this lovely cake was never going to … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Cake Tutorial 3D Fondant

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You can make this Mickey Mouse Cake without the need for any special pans.  Follow the step by step guide in the video and your little one will be excited when they see their mickey cake. To make your mickey … Continue reading

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Macaron Recipe Troubleshooting FAQ Cracked, Flat, Lumpy,

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1. Macaroon Cracked Try rapping the trays on the bench harder or more times before cooking. 2. Macarons Flat or Lumpy See the pictures below which show the results of under-mixed and over-mixed macaroon mixture. undermixed good overmixed More questions … Continue reading

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How to Make a Chocolate Box

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Chocolate boxes can be used as gifts filled with strawberries or sweet treets like chocolate truffles or fudge. Chocolate Box Instructions Step 1. Cut out the sides and lid of your box out of plastic. The plastic needs tobe thin … Continue reading

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Gingerbread House Wedding Cake Recipe

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Download the Wedding Gingerbread House Pattern for To make the size house shown print on A3 paper.  Gingerbread Recipe To make this house required three batches of dough. This is a beautiful recipe that tastes delicious and is easier to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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This chocolate cheesecake is the first recipe that I ever wrote out, complete with spelling mistakes like ‘wisk the egg whites’ and ‘chill untill set’.  I had been to a neighbours house for dinner when I was about 7 years … Continue reading

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Pirate Cake for DVD Release Event

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You can imagine my kids excitement when I was approached to make a cake for an event to promote the release of the The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists DVD. The event organizer, working on behalf of Sony Pictures … Continue reading

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Meringue Cake Recipe

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Meringue cake is a pavlova that is dressed up for the ball.  It’s proper name is a Spanish Wind Torte and as a child I used to admire the photo of it that adorned the front of Time-Life Foods of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Macarons Macaroons Recipe

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It seems people either love or hate the combination of orange and chocolate, I fall into the love category with this one. If it is not your cup of tea try flavouring the cream with something different like licorice, mint … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cream or Chocolate Cremeux Recipe

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Chocolate cremeux or chocolate cream is a versatile element that you can use in a range of desserts. It is not as sweet as ganache but is richer than a mousse. In the words of one of my friends, “this … Continue reading

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Best Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe

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Best Chocolate Cream Cake   YUMMM! Crispy chocolate base topped with a hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate cremeux, chocolate rectangles and whipped milk chocolate. Every now and then you find a dessert that is just perfect, it looks amazing, tastes divine, has … Continue reading

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How to Make a Princess Cake Using Fondant

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How to make a princess cake step 1 Make your cakes and gather what you need You will need: A round and a bowl shaped cake – see recipe at end of post 1 quantity of buttercream - see buttercream recipes … Continue reading

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1st Birthday Cake – PINK Birdies – How to decorate a tiered cake

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A large lump of PINK fondant sat on my bench top waiting to be rolled –  pink looks very foreign in our house.  This tiered birdie cake is for my little girls 1st birthday cake.  Making a tiered cake is … Continue reading

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How to Make Chocolate Bowls

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In this post I will show you how to make seven chocolate bowls using 3 different techniques – balloons, ice and lined containers. You will need to use chocolate melts or tempered chocolate to make these, if you are not … Continue reading

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe, Dipping and Decorating

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe, Dipping and Decorating These cake pops are what I call ‘moreish’, they make you feel like having just one more… Here’s a video to show you how to make, dip and decorate them. … Continue reading

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