Cakes

Birthday Celebrations

  I recently¬†celebrated my 30th birthday at the Company’s Garden Restaurant in the beautiful Cape Town, city centre. I haven’t written too many posts directly referring to restaurants, but I had such an incredible experience there and love the food and decor so much, that it’s definitely worth a mention. My sister-in-law took these gorgeous pics of the party-happenings and I made my birthday cake (something that happens most years), afraid this is the lot of a pastry chef slash undercover cake critic… I thought I’d share some tips for this simple rosette...

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Pear and Dark Chocolate Loaf Cake

Pear and Dark Chocolate Loaf Cake

It’s that time of the year when it’s getting cooler and I think Autumn is sneaking up on us. I must say, I don’t mind. There’s something so magical about the falling leaves and the change of season, it’s the start of the time of year I crave more rich flavours, like this cake. These days my life is all about making things more simple. Before I was a mum, I couldn’t have imagined the way my multi-tasking skills would be put to the test on a daily basis. So, like a few other things in my life, baking has become something of a luxury, me-time, often...

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Bundt Cake with frozen berries

Bundt Cake with frozen berries

  So, this the brief add-on to a previous post on outdoor entertaining, to guarantee you a full-proof outdoor entertaining repertoire. The story of this cherished recipe is probably worth a mention… A few years ago, my husband and I were in a part of the country we don’t regularly explore, as¬†we had flown there for a wedding. Without a car, but eager to explore the surrounding mountains, friends of ours told us about their old 4×4 car that was standing on an aunt’s farm and offered for us to use it. When we arrived on the beautiful sugarcane farm, the aunt...

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Marbled Bundt Cake

Marbled Bundt Cake

Today is just a cake-kinda-day. It’s a chilly afternoon and I’m sitting next to a crackling fire in the middle of the afternoon trying desperately to keep warm. I just thought to myself that I’m having a chocolate cake craving, something that very rarely happens, so with that thought I’ll share a recipe that should be in every bakers’ recipes collection. My life has been somewhat of a whirlwind lately, caring for my almost four month old baby girl, studying part-time and squeezing in the odd catering order. So much so, that I have been a little bad with blogging...

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