Ann Reardon

Macarons & Snacks

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How to Pipe Butter Cream Flowers Using Only a Ziplock Bag

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 number of cupcakes with buttercream. I wanted to develop a way of piping flowers without the need for specialty nozzles and piping bags. ... »

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Easy French Macaron Recipe (Macaroons)

I am often asked why have my macarons failed?! Why are there no feet?! Why have the macaron shells cracked? And which recipe do you use for your macarons? So here it is... french macaron recipe and troubleshooting. On a recent holiday I found a 200 year old cookbook on my mums bookshelf.  It tells ... »

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Kids Cooking Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe – Fun Video

Here's a fun video for you to watch... the long summer school holidays are drawing to a close and I thought I'd let the boys loose in the kitchen! A great time was had by all. Easy Brownie Recipe 100g (3.53 ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 2Tbsp butter 2 eggs 1 cup or 216g (7.62 ounces) sugar teaspoon vanilla and dash marsala (optional) 3/4 cup or ... »

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Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe

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 make your lemon curd and italian meringue. Lemon curd recipe 165g (5.82 ounces) or 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs plus 2 yolks zest ... »

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Chocolate Orange Cupcake with Ganache Frosting Recipe

  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 ganache melts down over the warm cake. Serve with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. For ... »

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Cupcake Frosting – Chocolate Mint Ganache Recipe

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 scoop of vanilla ice cream. For the chocolate cupcake recipe I use best ever chocolate cake ... »

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It’s My Birthday

  Above is a beautiful layered fondant birthday cupcake made for me by my 9 year old son (I took a bite so you could see the inside).  Below is a pic of one made by my 7 year old and dinner made by a very lovely friend.  So blessed. Thank you boys   Swordfish... my favourite!! ... »

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe, Dipping and Decorating

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe, Dipping and Decorating These cake pops are what I call 'moreish', they make you feel like having just one more... Here's a video to show you how to make, dip and decorate them. Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 1 hour Yield: 16 cake pops Serving ... »

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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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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 ... »

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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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