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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, ... »

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 ... »

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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3D My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle Cake

To make this you will need: 1 1/2 quantities of my rich chocolate cake recipe 2 x my buttercream recipe in any flavor you like Princess Twilight Sparkle Cake Template   1kg (2.2 pounds) Mauve Fondant /span>Mauve Fondant (I used white and colored it using pink and purple gel food colours. I noticed that the colours faded a bit after ... »

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TINY chocolate chip cookies

I've always loved miniatures so when I was asked in the comments to do miniature baking I couldn't resist. I set to work building a dollhouse sized kitchen complete with running water and a working oven. It some time to modify the metal oven to make it function. My first attempts resulted ... »

How To Make Chocolate Cigarettes and more decorations

How To Make Chocolate Cigarettes and more decorations

Chocolate cigarettes or cigarellos has been getting lots of requests recently. But when I looked online, I found videos showing pastry chefs making them with ease ... which made me wonder why people wanted me to do it? And then I tried them!!! After 5 very frustrating failed attempts, I finally learnt the SECRET ... »

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Prank Chocolate Truffles

Filming this video was so much fun. Make your own prank chocolate truffles and watch the reactions of your friends as they eat them. With thanks to Draw with Jazza, Jayden Rodrigues and Jamie for being such good sports and eating the whole box. Chilli V Raspberry Chocolate Truffles To make raspberry chocolate truffles filling ... »

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Triple Chocolate Spiral Dessert

  The triple chocolate spiral dessert may look complicated but is actually quite easy to pull off. Make this if you have a chocolate lover coming over for dinner and you'll have a friend for life. Last week I was at YouTube creator summit which is an invite only conference for YouTubers to ... »

Triple Chocolate Banana Caramel Dessert Recipe

Triple Chocolate Banana Caramel Dessert Recipe

  Today we are making a dessert with a choc chip base, covered with a banana caramel, a sinfully rich baked chocolate ganache all topped with a gooey chocolate coffee cremeux. coffee cremeux recipe 470g (16.58 ounces) chocolate, broken into pieces in a large bowl 120g (4.23 ounces) or 7 egg yolks 60g (2.12 ounces) sugar 1 tsp ground coffee 500mL (16.91 fluid ounces) or 2 cups cream 2 ... »

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Dragons Beard | Pashmak Recipe | Cotton Candy

  Cotton candy or fairy floss takes on different forms all around the world. Although the starting point of melted sugar is similar the texture and taste of variants like pashmak and dragons beard are quite different altogether. If you are one of those people who bakes to relax try out the dragons ... »

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Moana Cake

  The Moana movie came out a while ago now but there have been lots of requests for a cake. So to help out the mums who have to make a Mona birthday cake I thought I'd make a fondant free version with chocolate flowers. To make this Moana cake you will need: Double quantity of ... »

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Kitchen Hacks Tested

  If you're like me you watch 'life-changing hack' videos while thinking 'I'm sure that it won't work'. Some 'hacks' are so bad that they are not even worth trying. But there are others that are interesting. In this series I am putting kitchen hacks to the test to see if they ... »

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