Category Archives: Icing

Birthday Biscuits

I’m a busy mum. As we head towards the end of each week, I’m surprised with the amount I am able to achieve, yet I sometimes still feel overwhelmed with what is still left on my to-do list. My eldest … Continue reading

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The Cat and the Hat

When Laura Grambel graduated from Indiana University, her mother ordered a graduation cake for her graduation party. She ordered a photo-cake, with a scroll and requested that the cake should be in the school’s colours. Her final request was for … Continue reading

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Cake or cupcake? – Miss Sweetness herself

Phillipa, the character in the Phillipa series of picture books, loves fairy cakes. Her favourite type of fairy cake is an iced lemon fairy cake, which she loves to eat at tea parties with her friends – just like in … Continue reading

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Cake or Cupcake? Candy Rose

All I did was ask the simple question.  You’ll be surprised at some of the answers…. “I prefer a slice of cake as I’m one of these rare people that doesn’t like cupcakes.  They look great, but I don’t really … Continue reading

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The art of cake

I take great delight in the work of Wayne Thiebaud; an American painter who paints heavenly visions of cakes, pies and pastries.  His work is bold and colourful and was definitely a forerunner to pop art. Many people wonder if his cakes and … Continue reading

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Fake Bake

If you love  the sweet aroma of cupcakes baking in the oven biscuits cooling on the cooling rack the waft of a sprinkling of vanilla icing sugar as it dusts the top of a victoria sponge But don’t have the … Continue reading

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My friend Emma went to Canada, and all she brought me back was a bottle of maple syrup

My friend Emma went to Canada, and all she brought me back was a bottle of maple syrup.  I should be more grateful, she could have brought me back the Greatest Hits of Cindy Leon.  Anyway, the maple syrup sat, … Continue reading

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The Revolting Wedding

Jemimah, my daughter is currently into audio books.  The other day, we listened to The Revolting Weddingby Mary Hooper. A story about a girl called Katie, who promises to be on her best behaviour for her sister’s wedding, especially as … Continue reading

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Cake Tales: Take my hand

Annabel and Meshach – 9 July 2011 I saw Annabel’s lace wedding dress way back in January, when we began discussing the wedding cake. She wanted the lace element incorporated into her cake.  Annabel didn’t give me a brief for her … Continue reading

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Rainy days and Tuesdays

Where has our summer gone?  When there’s no chance of a lark in the park and you don’t want your little ones glued to the goggle box, baking could be the perfect option. Here’s a few tips so there’s fun … Continue reading

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