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LEGO Man Biscuits

Have you ever started something and then half way through wished that you hadn't.  That is how I felt about these biscuits.  But the kids were so excited about them that I could not abort the mission.  (Don't let that put you off making them, perhaps just don't attempt it if you are sleep deprived ... »

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Star Wars AT-AT Cake

When my eldest son asked for a star wars AT-AT walker cake (All Terrain Armored Transport) my immediate thought was that it is not really a cake-friendly shape.  So I suggested we had a ginger bread 'cake' instead. To my surprise the kids ate all that was on their plates and even asked for more.  Which, as ... »

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Recipe Cake Pops that Taste Good

Cake Pops seem to be everywhere in the US, even starbucks has them, yet I have heard very little of them here in the land down under.  Their decoration can range from pretty, like my ones above, to extraordinarily intricate designs.  So I thought I'd give them a go. I made three mistakes on my first ... »

Sugar Paste / Fondant Basics for Cake Decorating

Sugar Paste / Fondant Basics for Cake Decorating

Where to get fondant / sugar paste Sugar Paste or Fondant can be purchased from most cake decorating stores. If you don't have one near you then buy 'orchard white icing' from supermarkets (if you are in Australia). Alternatively you can make marshmallow fondant or normal fondant at home. For a review of eight different types of ... »

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Chocolate Ganache Recipe

This is easy to make and can be used to top any chocolate cake or hot as a sauce with desserts. Using the proportions below, it will set about as hard as butter in the fridge.  So it is good for truffles or for if you want it to hold its shape when piped. ... »

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Honeycomb Candy Recipe

Honeycomb Ingredients 365g (12.87 ounces) or 1 2/3 cup plus 1tsp caster sugar 140g (4.94 ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1Tbsp glucose syrup 110ml or 1/3 cup plus 2Tbsp water 1 tsp bicarb 1/2 tsp baking powder Instructions )   Gather everything you need including a pastry brush in a cup of water, a bowl lined with non-stick paper, bicarb and baking powder measured out ... »

Gingerbread House Recipe

Gingerbread House Recipe Summary: To make your very own ginger bread house firstly you need to design a house out of paper, stick it together and check it works. Then make your ginger bread dough. To make a house the size of the one pictured above, you need to double these quantities. If you don't have ... »

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Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever   Have you ever been disappointed by a dry and tasteless chocolate cake? Well then this is the recipe for you. This is my all time favourite chocolate cake recipe. It makes a rich moist cake that tastes like chocolate. The photos below are from making four times the quantities listed ... »

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