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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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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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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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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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