Warm Cardamom & Pear Bundt Cake for a Rainy Day

Warm Cardamom & Pear Bundt Cake for a Rainy Day

While South Africa is cooling down and Europe is warming up, this spiced cardamom pear bundt cake is perfect for drizzly weekend baking. A few things have changed since last I posted a bake. For one, I’ve moved to Italy. Florence in particular, to pursue an intensive year in classical fine art training at The Florence […]

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Winelands Soetkoekie House

Winelands Soetkoekie House

Okay, so those of you who watched the first Season of The Great South African Bake Off last year know that I absolutely have been dying to re-do my Cape Dutch style soetkoekie house from biscuit week, without the time limits and collapsing roof ! I have also been a little cookie -crazy since making BAEK […]

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Playing with(out) ingredients

Playing with(out) ingredients

First things first, I apologize for the massive gap in posts since I relocated. I thought it would make sense to casually upgrade the kitchen cabinets and invest in some new shiny handles before moving into our new spot in Woodstock. It was really not very casual at all. I had to move light fittings, […]

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Buy BAEK VOL.2

Buy BAEK VOL.2

  You bae-ker bees have waited long enough! The next installment of BAEK zine is out and hot off the press, or should we say baking tray? Ginger snaps, THE ULTIMATE CHOC CHIP COOKIE and my BFF Sugar Cookie recipe are waiting to get your hands doughy and your cookie jar full! Posting to a South […]

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Moving kitchens is like moving souls

Moving kitchens is like moving souls

Moving is never fun.   I know it’s supposed to be cathartic and refreshing and bring in waves of positive new beginnnings… and I can’t wait for that. Really. Because all I am feeling at the moment is exhausted.   I have spent the last month slowly packing up my life at no 3 Idalia Court, […]

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Simple Elegant Wedding Cake

Simple Elegant Wedding Cake

There have been some really special requests that have come my way cake-wise since having been a contestant on The Great South African Bake Off. The biggest – and by all means most intimidating- has certainly been this wedding cake request I was asked to do for a lovely bride-to-be. Her name is Marilyn and […]

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Zombie Rolo Chocolate cake

Zombie Rolo Chocolate cake

I don’t usually do cakes in the week because I am at the studio, but I love being contacted by honeys planning surprise cakes for their friends. I always ask for adjectives so that I can plan their spirit animal equivalent in cake form and make their days! For this creepy (but delicious) little piece of […]

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Adventures/ The Flower Market

Adventures/ The Flower Market

I have a brilliant artist friend who Tweeted once ” Sometimes I am rich. But I am never buy-flowers-from-Woolworths-rich”. LOL.  And any other artists, romantic, poet, human-with-eyes out there will know about the little soul summersault fresh flowers bring into your life. Sometimes I just shouldn’t but I always find a way to… and anyone living in Cape Town […]

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White Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Meringue Buttercream

White Chocolate Cake & Vanilla Meringue Buttercream

  Okay, so we all know the Queen of the semi-naked cake is the dear Nikki Albertyn of the lovely food blog Gathered and confectionary studio Lion Heart. If you’re not already following both instagram accounts then you should do that right away. I’m always in such awe of her wonderlandesque creations and attention to […]

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Play with your food / The Lavender Mosbolletjie Kween

Play with your food / The Lavender Mosbolletjie Kween

Since the fun shoot for the BAEK poster images I did with friend and photographer Anke Loots from A House Of Leaves, and probably since I was born, I have had a very strong desire to play with my food… more specifically to treat it like clothing. Who knows were desires come from? They just arrive one […]

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