Fun with my final Wilton cake

Fun with my final Wilton cake

For my final lesson of my Wilton 1 course, I got to just have fun with it! We learnt how to make these ribbon roses, which are really hard, but totally worth it, and then we let our imaginations run wild and decorated a cake! I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I just did a bit of everything! It was such a fun way to end this experience. It’s been so great for my decorating skills as…

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For Fork’s Sake

For Fork’s Sake

Well, this is a photo of something a little old that feels relevant now. I made this for my boyfriend while we were separated by half of the world. I was living in Australia and he was living where I am sitting right now, and I missed him. A lot. In fact one of the ways I felt closer to him was by sending him things like this. Something that I made and had shipped over. A little piece of…

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Maybe there is too much cake?

Maybe there is too much cake?

Wow! So, this past few days has been BUSY! So busy that my boyfriend and I started thinking that there might actually be such a thing as too much cake! Only because we have nowhere to put all of this extra cake! I’ll start at the beginning though! Thursday was my second Wilton lesson, and it was really good! I got a lot out of it, including the need to buy a new cake tool! This lesson we made a…

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Stranger Cats (and Cake Decorating)

Stranger Cats (and Cake Decorating)

It occurred to me the other day¬†while I was working at the animal shelter that I am strangely guarded against my own kind, but completely willing to accept a cat no matter what. I love cats. A lot. Even is a cat growls or snarls or bites or scratches me, I am still completely in love with it and won’t hold any sort of grudge. I can get on with pretty much any cat. I understand them and they understand…

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Koen’s Birthday and Hagrid’s Cake

Koen’s Birthday and Hagrid’s Cake

Well, last Thursday was my boyfriend Koen’s birthday! And as you know, I’m a big fan of birthdays! He was going to be away for the day before and be back around lunch time on the Thursday, so I had time to bake in secrecy! On of the many things that makes us different is that he never wants me to make a fuss about his birthday… well that wasn’t going to happen! But he insisted that I not go…

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip Muffins

On Sunday I made these awesome chocolate chip muffins! And they were ready just in time for breakfast! Not a healthy breakfast, but hey, it was Sunday! Another thing about moving to another country is that everything in the supermarket is in a different place! I can’t tell you how many times I have gone looking for icing sugar in the baking aisle, only to find out that it is in another aisle with all the other sugar. In particular…

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Knitting, Nana and Naps

Knitting, Nana and Naps

Well, I’m back! I’ve been back for about a week, with the weekend being filled with a family camping trip. Which I made lamingtons for! My trip to Cardiff was great! I got to visit my family, and even meet a few new members! I had a few fun visits with my Nana Jean, I saw some fantastic castles with my aunts, and I ate a lot of cake. A lot. I mean, by the end of the week, I…

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White Chocolate Rosette Cake

White Chocolate Rosette Cake

This weekend, I tried out something a little different! The purpose of the endeavour was to experiment with a new way of icing a cake. With rosettes all over it! I got the idea from a blog I have mentioned before, i am baker. I thought it was such a beautiful cake, and she made it look so easy, so I gave it a go! And I ran out of icing. Oops! Overall though, for a first attempt, I was…

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Judith’s Birthday Carrot Cake!

Judith’s Birthday Carrot Cake!

Today was Judith’s birthday! I love birthdays, and not just because they usually mean cake. I like getting presents for people, I like giving people something that I made or found for them. And yes, I often use cake as a present, and it’s awesome. So this week, my mission was to make a sugar free cake to give to Judith! The recipe I decided to go with was a carrot cake, which I found here. It worked out well!…

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Twin Tuinen!

Twin Tuinen!

Well, technically that sentence is incorrect in Dutch and English (tweeling tuinen/twin gardens). But it sounds so good! This weekend I made these twin garden cakes for the¬†Lingebrug company to give to two clients who were neighbours! Cute, right? This being the first time I had ever had to make two of the same cake, I was a little nervous. So I gave myself the whole weekend to make and decorate the cakes. I did my shopping on Saturday and…

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