Not Much Baking Chalk

I don’t really bake much anymore. It’s mostly for health reasons. Sugary carbs aren’t really good for anybody, and my mood was taking a hit. What started out as a way to de-stress turned into the biggest stressor of all. Hence this blog has just sat here, empty and all alone, not sure what to do with itself. And so … Continue reading

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Jaffa Cookies


My boyfriend’s love for cookies rivals that of the Cookie Monster himself. Every so often I throw a cookbook his way and ask him to choose a cookie that I can bake for him (and yes, okay, myself as well!). This time around he chose from The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, and selected their Orange Vanilla Chip Cookies. I chose … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Layer Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Last year I made the Hummingbird Bakery’s Red Velvet Layer Cake for my old work’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. It’s fair to say it was a success, gone in minutes from our long lunch room table which was piled with sweet goods (and the¬†occasional¬†do-gooder’s gluten-free-and-not-so-sweet goods). So this year, as I attend another Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, I will be … Continue reading

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Dinner Party NY Baked Cheesecake


I’m never quite sure exactly what to make for a dinner party dessert, if you’re eating a lot of food you probably don’t want a dessert that’s too rich, too moreish, too argh-my-belly-is-going-to-explode. So, faced with this debate I decided against anything with chocolate. Deciding against chocolate is no easy feat. I wanted to make a cake. Cakes are fancy. … Continue reading

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Back from the Dead

Back from the dead. Zombie style. You see, in August 2011 this blog went down. I didn’t even have a chance to have a closing down sale, over night it just met a quick death. It was my fault, I was always going to make sure my blog was more secure … but I never quite got around to it. … Continue reading

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