10 December 2019 Lorraine

I have been baking cakes for years.. Somedays they turn out wonderful and other days a complete flop. A friend, who is a baker and bakes the most amazing novelty cakes, shared some of her tips with me. I wanted a soft, light and moist cake. Well after following some of her tips this Vanilla Birthday Cake with Buttercream has turned out perfectly everytime. There were just two little things that I had to change and it made all the difference. Firstly she said I had to whip my egg whites and add it to the cake batter at the…

5 December 2019 Lorraine

This time of year I love giving my loyal friends/clients little gifts to say thank you. I thought these Almond and Chocolate Biscotti made perfect little gifts. I know I always appreciate something handmade with love so likewise I think my friends are going to love them. My friend Gale made these for me a couple of times when I lived next door to her. However, I didn’t quite attempt them myself. So after a few disasters (some as hard as rock, you needed a hammer to break them…lol) and adjusting the recipe a little these Almond and Chocolate Biscotti…

1 November 2019 Lorraine

My very kind neighbour shared this Vanilla Cupcake Recipe with me. A couple of months ago she gave me some cupcakes that she baked and they tasted amazing. I asked her what technique she used as it was so light and fluffy and she offered me the recipe. Not many would just share their recipes but she was so willing to share. She got the recipe from a booked called “Out of my Oven” by Fay Lewis. It was my helper’s birthday a few weeks ago and I was unable to bake her a cake due to circumstances. However, I…