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Rubik’s Cube Cake

This cake idea is not my invention, it is the brain child of Cedric Grolet, the executive pastry chef at Le Meurice in Paris. It has twenty five individual cubes of dessert sitting on platforms made of chocolate. The recipe below is my own using ingredients and methods that are easy to get at home. To ... »

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Sculpting a 3D head out of modelling chocolate

Sculpting a 3D head to look like a specific real person is hard. This is not something I'd recommend a beginner cake decorator should do, unless it is for fun or  for a friend who won't be insulted if they look a bit wonky. Making a cartoon or app characters is definitely much easier than ... »

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Launching Patreon

I recently wrote a post explaining the current problem with YouTube's Artificial Intelligence algorithm. Controversy, click-bait and constant uploads of duplicated content is the only way to get big views. As an experiment, I uploaded a 'copy-cat' video styled on one of these currently successful channels and ran a poll to see what real-live viewers ... »

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Easy Chocolate Oreo Box

Handmade gifts are lovely but the challenge is they can be very time consuming to make. This chocolate Oreo box is so easy that anyone can do it. If you want it to look more like an Oreo you could use a ring of fondant around the edge instead of the white chocolate. ... »

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Super Easy Summer Coke Dessert Recipe

Cocacola gave me a challenge to create a new recipe using coke. I experimented with the coke cake and cookie recipes that already exist, but none of them tasted of coke. Although the flavour of coke is distinct it is also quite subtle. After several more experiments I was super excited with ... »

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12 easy pie crust ideas to decorate you pies

Twelve creative pie crust ideas for you to make your pies look amazing. These are all fairly simple and just use store bought pastry. I usually always make my own pastry but there is a bigger picture behind this video that I'd like to discuss. Let's have an honest chat together about the ... »

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Gingerbread House 2018

Many years ago I saw a picture of an adorable gingerbread scene, it looked so beautiful that I wanted to recreate it. Finding the original was tricky and when I finally tracked down the low res picture from 2010 the only information on the creator was a first name and location, Mary E from ... »

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3D Camera Cake

Panasonic invited me to an event in Sydney and requested that I bring along a camera cake that I was filming. I live in Melbourne - a hour and twenty minute flight away, so I forewarned them that the cake may not travel well. Walking through the airport carrying a cake was ... »

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Angelina’s Mont Blanc Dessert Recipe Paris

The origins of this dessert have been hotly debated for some time. Was it the chef at Angelina restaurant in Paris or an Italian chef 300 years earlier? Either way, you can make it for yourself and enjoy the chestnut cream, meringue and soft cake. To make Angelina's Mont Blanc you will need: Meringue Recipe: 3 ... »

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Italian Lemon Dessert Recipe

On our recent trip overseas we visited Sorrento Italy and tasted an amazing dessert called delizia limone or lemon delicious. It truly was delicious and lemony, but not bitter. To make it you're going to need lemons... no really, you'll need heaps of them. Recipe credit: Original recipe was created by Carmine ... »

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Italian Cannoli Recipe – Taormina Sicily


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Chocolate Pistachio Dome Dessert

For most of us catering for a dinner party of twenty guests is quite enough stress. But the chefs on a cruise ship makeing thousands of every menu item in just a normal day. I'm going inside the ships galley on the Crown Princess cruise ship to take a sneak peek at how ... »

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How To Color Fondant

Usually in cake decorating videos I use fondant that I have already coloured before I start recording. This has lead to lots of questions about how to colour fondant, how to colour fondant without staining your hands and especially how to color black fondant, brown fondant and bright pink fondant. So in this ... »

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Pink Barbie Car Cake

  When I started making doll cakes they were simply a doll stuck in the centre of a cake, piped with swirls of buttercream (my first buttercream doll cake), then they evolved to using fondant (my first fondant doll cake). Several years ago I looked at the actual characters and thought the cakes would ... »

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Apple Caramel Dessert Recipe

  Some of my favourite flavours are caramel, apple, lemon and cream cheese so I've combined them all into this one dessert. I wasn't 100% happy with the look, I'd probably change the shape up a bit next time, but the flavour was lovely.   To make these caramel apple desserts you will need: Caramel Mousse ... »

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Subway Cake

  I've seen plenty of hamburger and subway cakes that have all the details made out of fondant. For me that's just a bit much. If it looks beautiful but doesn't taste beautiful, it isn't beautiful. What's on the inside really does matter. For this cake I used ingredients other than fondant ... »

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Clever or Never Kitchen Gadget Review

  Let's face it there are so many kitchen gadgets you could buy but only a limited space in your kitchen. Watch us test them so you can decide if they are clever or if you'd never use them.   Featured in this weeks video (I've added links for the ones that I could find online): The ... »

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Dessert that looks like an Avocado

  I have made this dessert to have a citrus avocado flavour naturally coloured by the avocado. If you'd prefer, you could use a food colouring and a cheesecake mixture instead. To make the avocado dessert you will need: Avocado Skins 200g (7.05 ounces) dark chocolate tempered makes 6 halves plus a little left over. 4 avocados scooped carefully ... »

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Winnie the Pooh cake

The new Christopher Robin movie is not out in Australia yet, but the preview looked so adorably cute that it inspired me to make a Winnie the Pooh cake. Family update: James is finally well enough to go back to school. He has been every day this week. Thanks again for your ... »

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The Chocolate Tree

I've been wanting to make a chocolate tree for a while and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make one. With thanks to LG Australia for sponsoring this video and providing the instaview fridge. To make a giant chocolate tree you will need Food items: 600g (21.16 ounces) tempered chocolate, or you swap some of this ... »

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A Chocolate Shoe

A solid chocolate shoe! Sometimes even I wonder where these strange ideas come from. Somewhere deep in my creative brain, I start thinking about making something. Then it becomes a challenge to see if I can actually pull it off, on camera while filming of course. There are no practice runs in my kitchen. ... »

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Chocolate Coated Nuts

  Let's be honest... Coming home after spending a month by my son's side in hospital is a bit of a readjustment. Ordinarily my work week is highly scheduled and fast paced. In contrast hospital was slow but stressful. We still have one week of school holidays left and all ... »

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Giant m&m and hospital story

Update: We are home! We got back from hospital late last night after nearly four weeks. Technically James is still a patient of the hospital. We have a nurse coming to our house every day to give him IV antibiotics, which he'll need for the next month. I was overwhelmed ... »

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Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

  This is the recipe that started it all. Friends always ask me for my dessert recipes. But I have written out this raspberry white chocolate chip muffin recipe so many times that is deserved a video of its own. I used to make these for our church's cafe. ... »

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Easy Fast Cream Number Biscuits

  These yummy numbers are fast, pretty and perfect for any celebration. Using store bought toppings will of course decrease the prep time even further. This style doesn't have to be numbers, you can write whole words or images. Just be aware that the width of the pastry part needs to be ... »

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