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

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.…

Cake Pops

A while back I thought I'd have a go at making cake pops.I read this article about themBought one.Ate one.Purchased a book on the subject.Made the chocolate cake balls and refrigerated them.Stuck a stick in them and dipped them in melted orange candy melts.Dipped them in  orange sugar strands and…