Posts Tagged "icing"

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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Quick Buttercream Icing

Quick Buttercream Icing

This past weekend we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. Being a pastry chef and general foodie, I always feel the pressure to do something really amazing when it comes to the food at a party. I felt like I wanted her cake to be something special but also delicious to eat, after all this would be her first taste of cake! I love a challenge, so I searched Pinterest for days looking for something unique. A few years ago I made my brother’s wedding cake and my sister-in-law asked me to make a ruffle buttercream piped effect on the outside. I remember thinking¬†I love a...

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