Category Archive: Sweet

Banana and Maple Syrup Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream and Sugared Pecans

In my last blog post I promised a super-sweet recipe. Finally, here it is! I made these cupcakes back in October (but have been so busy I haven’t had the chance to post… Continue reading

Adriano Zumbo, The Star

The other week some girlfriends and I went to see the Legally Blonde musical at The Star. We dined at Chinta Ria in Cockle Bay (see my review here) and then decided to… Continue reading

Death by Chocolate at the Chocolate Room

So I know that a cafe called “The Chocolate Room” is a strange place to go to for lunch, but… I totally had chocolate for lunch. To be more specific, I had a… Continue reading

Elderflower and Sparkling Wine Cocktail

When I went out to dinner with some friends recently we set out to order a jug of their cocktail special featuring St Germain. St Germain is a liqueur made from elderflowers. I… Continue reading

Mixed Berry Eton Mess

One of my favourite desserts ever is the classic and simple Eton Mess. I like to think of it as a deconstructed pavlova (kind of). It’s so easy to make and tastes delicious. … Continue reading

Blood Orange with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

As part of my Father’s Day lunch the weekend before last, I decided to make these gorgeous blood orange segments dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. I saw them over… Continue reading

Baking Day Challenge. Cake Pops Take Two.

At work last week, we had our usual Baking Day fundraiser, but this time round one of the girls upped the ante and made it a competition. This meant I had to put… Continue reading

Snow Cakes

When I was in primary school, many moons ago, my school put together a cookbook.  It’s nothing fancy – black and white, no images, bound together with your standard ring binder.  Nothing at… Continue reading

The Cake Pops Experiment

Yesterday, I came across this website with simple step-by-step instructions on making cake pops.  I’d never considered making, eating or otherwise engaging with cake pops until then. They looked so cute and delicious… Continue reading