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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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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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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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