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…

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…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

For those who are low-carbing the cauliflower crust pizza has been doing the rounds on the internet for some time.  If you would like a recipe you can do a web search for cauliflower crust pizza and you will get a wide selection of instructions.  The basic premise is to…

It’s All Good

In solidarity with Gwyneth, who I believe has been having quite a time of it lately, and because we're trying to eat as healthily as possible I have reviewed her book "It's All Good".Chicken Francese, as Gwyneth says "Italian comfort food done in a gluten-free style".  Always good to find…

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…

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…

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals

I have been working my way through Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, it has some great recipes for week night dinners.  Not sure if I'm managing to do them in 30 minutes though, I think I fall down on the "First get all your equipment and ingredients ready" bit!  We are quite…