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Pink Ombre Cake Recipe How To

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Inspired by the ombre fashion trend this pink ombre cake is super easy and will delight your friends at your next party. You can just as easily turn it into a blue ombre cake or purple ombre cake but for … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Cupcakes with mickey inside

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Mickey was everywhere, even honeymooners donned mickey hats with veils. It was Disney World after all, but I still did not expect the level of devotion that the adults had for the disney characters. These cupcakes are a tribute to … Continue reading

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Nougat Recipe

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This nougat is the hard chewy variety, great for Christmas gifts. If you add lots of dried fruit and leave it a few days it will soften a little and not be such a jawbreaker, if you like hard nougat … Continue reading

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Pirate Party Printables

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Turn your kids pirate party into an event to be remembered with this pirate party printable package. Pirate Party Printable Package $4.99 Digital pdf file Includes:   Pirate Party Printable Package $4.99 Note this is a digital download, once you … 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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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Cream cheese frosting is delicious on carrot cakes and red velvet cupcakes. I find the traditional version a bit to sweet and cloying so here is my recipe. 250g (8.82 ounces) cream cheese this should be … Continue reading

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My Little Book of Frosting Recipes

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Frosting recipes are spread all over this blog and you can access them for free.  But for those of you who like things organized I have made ‘My little book of frostings’ here you will find eighteen frosting recipes in … Continue reading

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Easy Cookie Monster Cupcakes

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Cookie Monster cupcakes will go down a treat at any little kids party and with this technique they will be done quickly without the use of any fancy equipment. You will need: Cupcakes (vanilla cake recipe at bottom of princess … Continue reading

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Adriano Zumbo Cook Book & Dessert Train Review

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The Adriano Zumbo cookbook ‘Zumbo’ is filled with all the sweetest things that you could imagine from ‘salted butter popcorn zumabrons’ (macarons) to ‘gibbo & zumb’s australian adventure’, my rendition is pictured above.  But is it too complicated to be … Continue reading

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How to Pipe Butter Cream Flowers Using Only a Ziplock Bag

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Believe it or not, you can make these buttercream cupcake frosting flowers using only a ziplock bag. They are super easy and quick, making them ideal if you need to frost a large amount of cupcakes with buttercream. I wanted … Continue reading

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Pirates Band of Misfits 3D Fondant Cake

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Your flight has been delayed… your flight has been cancelled please collect your baggage. Not the words you want to hear when you have a cake to make! I usually plan ahead sufficiently to ensure that I do not have … Continue reading

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1st Birthday Cake

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As my youngest sons first birthday is rapidly approaching I realized that I have never posted the 1st birthday cakes for my other two boys. So here is a pic of the first fondant covered cake I ever made. I … Continue reading

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Never-Fail Cheesecake Recipe

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Make you next dinner party stress free by planning ahead.   Cheesecakes can be prepared weeks ahead and left in the freezer, pull them out the morning that you need them, decorate and defrost in the fridge.  You can even … Continue reading

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How to fix seized chocolate

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Water is to chocolate what kryptonite is to superman.  Just a tiny drop and melted chocolate seizes and becomes thick and grainy.  So how do you fix seized chocolate?  You add more liquid – while adding more kryptonite might kill … Continue reading

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How to temper chocolate in the microwave

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Why Temper Chocolate Have you ever melted chocolate to make decorations only to find once it sets it is soft, dull and bends over when it is not in the fridge?  That is because it is not tempered. Chocolate manufacturers … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pavlova easy dessert recipe

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To quote a friend… “I HAVE to get the recipe off you for that pavlova…I think I am having withdrawls this week and can still taste how divine it was!” If you’ve never had it then imagine chocolate mousse encased … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Cake

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As we walked to the party venue carrying this cake my eldest remarked “Mum everyone is staring at us”.  I reassured him that they were looking at the cake not us. Step 1: Make you fondant details up to 4 … Continue reading

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easy entertaining – make your own pizza

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All children have different likes and dislikes when it comes to food so what do you serve when you are expecting guests who have kids?  I have found  a serve yourself ‘pizza bar’ to be a winner –  young and … Continue reading

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Molecular Gastronomy: Custard Ravioli Spherical Recipe

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Custard Spherical Recipe Alginate bath: 5g (0.18 ounces) Sodium alginate molecular gastronomy kits available here 25g (0.88 ounces) sugar 1 L (0.26 gallons) distilled water Mix together the sugar and sodium alginate (this helps to stop it clumping). Put half … Continue reading

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Molecular Gastronomy / Cooking: Chocolate Spherical Recipe

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The kids loved these sphericals, although I think they may have enjoyed playing with them on their hands even more than eating them. So how do you make them? Well put simply you add sodium alginate to a container of … Continue reading

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How to Make Sugar Decorations for Desserts – Spun Sugar Recipe

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  Add some crunchy texture and some wow factor to your next dessert with these easy and highly versatile sugar decorations.  This recipe is not suitable for children due to high temperatures of the sugar syrup – but they will … Continue reading

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Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe

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These are one of my favourite cupcakes, light fluffy italian meringue offset with tangy lemon curd and vanilla cupcake. Vanilla Cupcakes: Make the cupcake using the vanilla cake recipe on the bottom of this post: vanilla cupcakes While they are cooking … Continue reading

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Chocolate Orange Cupcake with Ganache Frosting Recipe

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  Chocolate ganache can be infused with any flavour you desire, so do some experimenting. For these cupcakes I used orange and topped them with a jaffa.  You can eat them as is or heat in the microwave until the … Continue reading

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Cupcake Frosting – Chocolate Mint Ganache Recipe

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Rich chocolate cupcakes with creamy mint chocolate ganache and a slice of peppermint crisp.  You can eat these as is or heat them in the microwave, let the ganache melt down over the warm cake and serve with a generous … Continue reading

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Best of the Web Thomas the Tank Engine Parties, Cakes and Food

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Thomas The Tank Engine Train Cakes (scroll down for party food and ideas) There are over 8,000 Thomas cakes on the internet, yes I have looked at most of them – this is a selection of some of the best … Continue reading

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