Cutting + sticking + sewing + baking. My creative life.

Cake Monitor

I am in charge of the cake rota now at Mosaic Church Eastbourne which makes me Cake Monitor!  Might get myself a badge.  Here are some of the bakes I've made.  Every Sunday afternoon we meet together for coffee, tea and cake at the start of our service, you would…

Sussex Pond Pudding

I am proudly Sussex (actually my heritage is Anglo-Indian so I am also proudly Secunderabad).  This year I had every intention of celebrating Sussex Day but I have missed it, it was on 16th June!  Oh well, next year I suppose.  The event takes place on St Richard's Day, the…

Desserts in Jars

I think it was some late night Pinterest sessions that first got me interested in making desserts in jars.  I started collecting Bonne Maman jam (confiture, oo la la!) jars as they are a lovely shape and the lids are so pretty and evocative of going on picnics on sunny…

Rainbow Cake

I wanted to make a very special cake to celebrate my Mum 's 70th birthday.  The rainbow cake has been all over Pinterest for some time and I've been waiting for an important occasion to try it out.  As my Mum is part of Rainbow Christian Fellowship (formerly known as…

Mother’s Day Baking

Haven't baked for a while as most of the residents of my home have been training and watching their intake of refined carbs!  I missed baking and decided to add some baked goods to my Mother's Day gifts for my Mum and Mother-in-Law this year.  I made my Mother-in-Law Nigella's…

The Meringue Girls

Here at Melanie Makes Meringues I was eagerly awaiting the release of The Meringue Girls Cookbook.  I wasn't disappointed when my copy arrived, it's a beautifully put together, bright book filled with gorgeous photos, tips and recipes.  Here is my review, I tried three of the recipes.I bought myself a…

Secret Breakers

The Secret Breakers series of books is written by my friend Helen.  We met at Noah's Ark baby group where Helen led the singing (brilliantly!). Our babies are now almost seventeen years old and the stories Helen wanted to tell are now available to all as with much hard work,…

The Hummingbird Bakery

I am a huge fan of The Hummingbird Bakery and their cookbooks.  When their latest book, Home Sweet Home, was released on Valentine's Day this year I was itching to get a copy.  Their cakes and bakes are big and bold and American in style and very doable at home.…

Olive

Olive is one of my favourite magazines, I always have it in my magazine rack in my waiting room at work.  One of the many advantages of having my own clinic is that I get to pick the reading material.  Olive's strapline is "Eat In, Eat Out, Eat Away", it's…