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Our Christmas Tree

This is our Christmas tree! My husband’s family made it for us, so I can’t take any credit :) But I did love taking photos of it. Merry Christmas friends, I hope your holidays are wonderful and relaxing. x

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Christmas Cupcakes

Yesterday I found these adorable mini candy canes at Woolworths, and I decided they need some cupcakes to go with them. So, in the spirit of Christmas, I made gingerbread cupcakes and topped them with vanilla icing and chocolate ganache. … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents from Poetry

I love this Christmas package I received from the girls at Poetry the other day – an apron to bake in and a rolling pin for chasing away cookie snatchers (i.e. my husband)! I’m so excited to use them both. … Continue reading

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One Year

I can’t believe tomorrow it will have been a whole year since our wedding! I’m so looking forward to celebrating our first anniversary this weekend. x [Photos by Stephan from Germinate Photography]

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Some New Spatula Recipes (Just in Time for Christmas!)

We had a summer hail storm today. In Cape Town. (That is totally unheard of, in case you weren’t sure). True story. Anyway, I just felt like I needed to tell someone. Without further ado though, here are some of … Continue reading

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Quick Snaps

These were raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes I made for Spatula Magazine a while back, watch out for them over on Spatula.co.za. And these were cupcakes I made for a friend’s birthday, with white chocolate ganache icing. Happy Tuesday all :) … Continue reading

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Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Woohoo, it’s Friday!! (Rebecca Black song, get out of my head). Today I’m sharing my vanilla cupcake recipe with you, just in case you need one for Christmas. You may have seen it over at Spatula Magazine, but if you … Continue reading

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It’s Me!

I recently took part in Angie’s Portrait Project (basically, you get paired randomly with someone and you draw each other’s portraits). And on Monday my portrait arrived from my super lovely new friend Jo (her blog is Button Candy). I am … Continue reading

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Baker’s Wish List

Since it is December now and almost Christmas (oh my goodness), I decided to make a list of gift ideas for all of us who love baking. Enjoy! :) 1) Cakespy Presents: Sweet Treats for a Sugar Filled Life, 2) … Continue reading

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Nice Things #3

I had my wisdom teeth taken out on Friday (chipmunk face alert!) and so I’ve been at home all weekend watching the Great British Bake-off and the BBC’s Human Planet (both of which are amazing). Anyway, hopefully I’m all better … Continue reading

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Reese’s Cupcakes

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know by now that I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate together, in whatever form – ice cream, cake, peanut butter M&M’s and Reese’s cups. SO, when my lovely sister in … Continue reading

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Today I want to eat… [Part 2]

… Garetts Popcorn in Chicago, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes in New York City, Coco Puffs from Liliha Bakery in Honolulu, and Laduree macarons in Paris. Sounds like a pretty good menu, right? :) What do you guys feel like snacking on today? … Continue reading

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Today I want to eat…

…a green tea Kit Kat in Tokyo, Ben and Jerry’s in Singapore, a Hummingbird Bakery cupcake in London, and tea and scones in Oxford. How about you guys? :) x [Click on photos for sources.]

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A Quick Update

Hi friends, I’ve been working on some new recipes for Spatula magazine, hence the non-appearance of new cupcake recipes. But look out for toffee and eclairs over at Spatula in the coming days and weeks. Happy Thursday now! x

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Knysna Was Rad

Two weekends ago I went on a road trip to Knysna with two of my favourite people. It was a really, really awesome weekend. When you travel the Garden Route next, do yourself a favour and visit Il de Pain … Continue reading

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