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Apple Shaped Dessert

  I've seen chefs make apple shaped desserts but they all use expensive apple-shaped silicone molds. If you want to make these at home the expense for the mold can't really be justified. So my challenge today is to find a way to make apple shaped desserts without using a mold. How To Make ... »

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Miniature Donuts Recipe

  I finished making these donuts, took a final photo and walked out of the kitchen leaving the donuts on the counter. When I returned they were gone! It appears we have a mouse! A very well fed mouse. Imagine its delight at finding a mini sized kitchen with cute freshly ... »

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3d Chibi gravity defying cake tutorial

  The human figure is way too skinny to make into a cake, unless you want to make a full sized cake that is big enough to feed hundreds of people. I am going to show you how to make a chibi version of anyone. Chibi characters are a lot more child like with an ... »

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70 Russian Piping Tips

  At first there was five, now there are over seventy different Russian piping tips. I am not entirely sure if there have always been seventy and we only saw a few for sale here. Or if a clever marketer saw the opportunity to quickly expand their range of Russian piping nozzles as demand ... »

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How To Make Chocolate Easter Eggs 2018

It is that time of year again when the shelves at the store are full of chocolate eggs. But how do you make them extra special and different to what everyone got last year? Watch the video for some fun easter egg ideas. Nutella egg All you'll need is 2 jars of nutella, a large ... »

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Working Erupting Volcano Cake

  My quest today is to make a working volcano cake that erupts. I had a plan in my head of a set up that might make this work, watch the video to see how it turned out. To make this erupting volcano cake you will need: Equipment: 200mL (6.76 fluid ounces) syringe tube empty soda bottle drill dry ice cake board aluminum foil to ... »

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Giant Ice-cream Sandwich

  This was quite a challenge, not because of the recipe but due to the filming style. To do the whole recipe in stop motion means it is made up using a series of photos, lots of photos. That is why I chose a simple recipe to make. Jedd is having this one ... »

The Perfect Chocolate Cheese Board

The Perfect Chocolate Cheese Board

If you love cheese you'll be delighted when your host brings out a board covered in amazing cheeses and crackers. But if you are a sweet-tooth then the chances are that your heart just sunk with disappointment. To solve that conundrum I've created a chocolate board filled with candy and fruit and nuts ... »

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Double Rainbow Apple Pies

My husband declared these to be the yummiest dessert he's ever tasted. If you take a moment to look under the desserts tab on this website you'll realize that, in our house, is a big call. He is however slightly biased because he has always loved apple pies. To make these double rainbow apple ... »

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Chocolate Balloon Bowls Part II

This is long overdue. I made the first chocolate balloon bowl video 5 years ago! Sorry for the long wait. I spent a day designing some new creative chocolate balloon bowls for you to try, I hope you have fun making these. Your friends will certainly enjoy eating them. Oh, ... »

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Miniature Wedding Cake for Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day for Feb 14th! Dave and I also just celebrated our wedding anniversary and had a lovely night out at a restaurant overlooking the city and, afterwards, we even went to the drive-in to watch a movie! Yes, drive-ins still exist. Friends of ours looked after our kids for the evening, ... »

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5 Best Edible Slime Recipes

  Slime is super popular but many parents are concerned about the chemicals that their kids are literally rubbing all over their hands while they play. Bring on home made edible slime. While all of these are edible some taste better than others. Whether you are after a super stretchy slime, fluffy ... »

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Treasure Chest Fortnite Cake

  Every school holidays we seem to stumble upon an app, a computer game or a ps4 game that becomes the competition over the break. This time around it was Fortnite Battle Royale, a first person shooter where you compete against one hundred others to try and take out the victory royale. The ... »

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3D Squirrel Cake | The Nut Job 2

  Three weeks of holidays flew by so fast. We flew to Perth to see family and watch the sunset over the ocean. My sister put on an amazing Christmas lunch for us, she even made brussel sprouts taste good - something that I thought was impossible. While on break I also ... »

Pretty Purple Dessert

Pretty Purple Dessert

  Happy New Year! Apologies for the lack of video last Friday. I decided that after 6 years of not missing a Friday blog post or video that I should actually take a few weeks off. I plan to spend one week over in Perth with Dave, my boys the rest of ... »

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Miniature Gingerbread House Recipe

  Merry Christmas everyone, praying for a blessed Christmas and amazing new year for you in 2018. My youngest had to bring something special to school for a Christmas picnic which, due to school rules, was 'not to be shared with others'. I sent him along with a picnic packed with his favourite ... »

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Gravity Defying Popcorn Cake

  The countdown to Christmas is on, half of the advent lollies have been eaten and school holidays are upon us. Movies are something we do most holidays. Here is a fun gravity defying popcorn cake to turn any movie gathering in to a party. Seriously, when I served this up the ... »

Chocolate Records

Who knew? Records don't just have to made out of vinyl, they can be made from chocolate. Sweet! After hearing that I wanted a chocolate record so I decided to see if it was possible to make them at home. Watch the video to find out how it sounded. For ... »

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How to make rolled ice cream at home

  What is rolled ice cream? It is a vanilla ice cream base that is chopped with fresh ingredients to flavor it, quick frozen on a cold surface, spread out flat and then rolled up and served. The quick freeze and agitation while it chills makes for tiny ice crystals so that the ... »

Gingerbread House 2017

Gingerbread House 2017

  As soon as the smell of gingerbread fills the house it makes Christmas seem oh so close. We set up our tree today, a little early I know but our 6 year old was so excited about setting it up, his enthusiasm was infectious. As I child I remember Christmas took ages ... »

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Pancake Art drawing Top Youtubers

  This week I had a special guest Draw with Jazza cooking with me. For those of you who don't know Jazza, he's an Australian YouTuber and artist so I thought I'd put him to work making some pancake art. We drew this month's top ten most viewed YouTubers. You will be ... »

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10 amazing things you can do with a box of cake mix

That box of cake mix sitting in the cupboard can be put to far more uses than you think. The smartie cookies have become a super quick and easy favorite in our household. They are perfect when friends drop in unannounced. Do you have your own cake mix hacks? Let me know your recipe suggestions ... »

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Miniature Croquembouche

  Tiny is just so magical and cute. I love it. In the comments some people said they like watching these sorts of videos with just music and no talking. So mid-week I'll upload the extended version which is just all the pretty footage with no talking and you can let me ... »

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Giant Kinder Surprise Egg

Here's how to make a giant kinder surprise egg using balloon. As well as that we opened some 20 year old kind surprise eggs so we could compare the toys that you got back then to what you get now. Which ones do you think would be better? To make a giant kinder surprise ... »

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Wedding Cake

  How do you get to be the famous pastry chef who makes Napoleon Bonaparte's wedding cake? Marie Antoine Careme was 10 years old when he was abandoned by his parents during the French revolution. To survive he worked essentially as a slave in a kitchen in exchange for food and a place to ... »

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