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

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…

Easter Bakes

One of my goals this year was to make a simnel cake.  I've never made one before and I used the recipe from Nigella Lawson's Feast.  This recipe calls for one kilo of marzipan!  I had several discussions with my friend, Hannah, about the number of apostle marzipan balls appropriate…

Christmas Makes 2012

So this is a few shots of the things I made for Christmas 2012.......Christmas stocking for our neighbours.Christmas cupcakes - recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake DaysBookmark for my MumGingerbread cupcakes - recipe also from The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days.  It's a good book for seasonal ideas!Old-fashioned chocolate cake (with…

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…