Author Archives: diné

Nice Things #7

Good morning fellow cake lovers. As usual, I won’t offer excuses as to why I haven’t been blogging, save to say that unfortunately I have a whole lot of non cake-related activities going on. Anyway, I have been thinking about … Continue reading

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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Right now I’m doing two things at once. I think maybe I do two things at once too often, and one day I’m convinced it will lead to a real catastrophe. I keep resolving to stop. Anyway, right now I’m … Continue reading

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White Chocolate, Pistachio and Rose Cookies

“As I walked out of the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” Those are the incredibly wise words of Nelson Mandela, … Continue reading

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Amarula, Orange and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Heritage Day is the next South African holiday we have to look forward to. And to help me celebrate, the lovely people from Amarula sent me a bottle of deliciousness to bake with. How awesome is that?! So, since cupcakes are … Continue reading

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I’ve been making doughnuts

Keep an eye on Spatula for the recipe soon!

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And Sundays are for eating scones

Sitting lazily in the Sunday sun, eating scones with jam and cheese. That would be one of my favorite childhood memories. And scones would be one of my favorite baked goods. I just love them.  Here is my recipe for … Continue reading

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D is for Delicious Doughnuts

Doughnuts can be kind of average, let’s be honest. We don’t exactly think of them as being a trendy tea time snack. But it looks like they are making a comeback in the world of food, and perhaps we can … Continue reading

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Castle Milk Stout Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream

A very clever friend of mine suggested I enter this competition on BBC Lifestyle. And because she is very clever, I decided why not. I chose the flavours because I thought they’ll taste great together (I guess that’s obvious) and because … Continue reading

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Nice Things #6

I just felt like posting some recent pictures today… A walk on Sea Point promenade, and cake pops from Ma Maire Maison at the Neighborgoods Market. The Biscuit Mill on a sunny Saturday, breakfast at Sidewalk Café in Vredehoek. Silvermine … Continue reading

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Custard tarts, you will be the end of me.

I won’t bore you with excuses and explanations of why I haven’t blogged in a while. Instead, let me tell you about something I have been doing. I’ve been trying to make custard tarts. I started buying custard tarts (or … Continue reading

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Cake Pops!

I’ve been making cake pops! Keep an eye on Spatula Magazine for the recipe soon… x UPDATE: The recipe can be found here. Enjoy!

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Glorious Cupcakes

Last week I did a post for Spatula titled 5 ways to take your cupcakes from good to glorious. You can read it HERE. Below are some pics I took for the article. x  

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Quick Update

I’ve been experimenting with some new flavours. At the top is a S’more Cupcake (vanilla cake filled with chocolate and topped with toasted marshmallow cream) and at the bottom is a Cookies and Cream experiment. I’m not quite happy with … Continue reading

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Latin American Milk Cake

Cake soaked in condensed milk… that has to be a winner, right? Ever since I first read about Latin American milk cake (or three milks cake, named because it is soaked in three different kinds of milk) I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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Tokyo

Hi friends. This is just to let you know that I am still alive. I’ve had a very eventful six weeks and a wonderful holiday in Asia. Here are some pictures of Tokyo and its food – my amazing aunt … Continue reading

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