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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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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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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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Lavender Mosbolletjies

Lavender Mosbolletjies

Okay I have a confession to make. Ever since embarrassingly admitting on national television that I didn’t know what a “mosbolletjie” was, I have fallen deeply, madly, whole-heartedly in love with them. I have started making them at home for myself and Grubby because: They are super easy to make The nearest seller of fresh […]

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A Silly Carrot Cake

A Silly Carrot Cake

Sometimes you just wake up on a Sunday and get a lusciously giddy feeling to make a silly little carrot cake. I’ve been asked to make a lovely bride’s wedding cake next month, which I am extremely nervous (read: also excited) about doing. Considering the wedding cake challenge was the only Showstopper Challenge I never […]

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Drake and Cake

Drake and Cake

Some days you just open your email onto “An Interesting Cake Request” and then you read the request for a chocolate-on-chocolate-on-chocolate birthday cake for a lovely lass iced with Drake lyrics and you’re like: YES LIFE!?! And suddenly, everything makes so much sense. I feel like I already started treading in cakes that would make rappers miss a […]

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