Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Some exciting news!

I've been wanting to write about this for some time but wanted to make sure it was all formal before l blabbed ;-) A while back l was asked by Planet Cake if l would like to come and train as facilitator, now for all of you that have not heard of Planet Cake they are the Rolls Royce of Cakes.

So as you can imagine I am over the moon, to be able to work with some of the top Cake designers in Australia is just a dream come true. I had my first day on Monday and was floating on a cloud.

I thought l would give you a peak of some of their work, They recently made a birthday cake for Rihanna who's touring Australia, below is a picture of her cake.

and Jennifer Hawkins....
and Cate Blanchett...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Awesome Banana Muffins

I love it when l see unwanted banana's in the fruit bowl, our family are quite the banana snobs. I know it sounds pathetic but we only tend to eat banana's with perfect skins, it often takes me a good ten minutes to find the perfect ones.

I stumbled across this recipe on the Cat Can Cook blog, they were simply titled "awesome banana muffins" and with 560 positive comments l couldn't wait to try them.

The muffins were delicious, and extremely light!

Banana Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed

1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)

1 slightly beaten egg

1/3 cup butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

Heat oven 180'

Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and butter together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together! Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 180' oven for approximately 20 minutes.



Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentines Day Love Cakes

After baking for a whole week I wasn't going to do anything for Valentines Day, but when my last order for the week went out I was compelled to get back into the kitchen.

I've probably mentioned a million times that my family love anything with zest in them, so for something different l thought l would give them a double hit of both orange and lemon.

Sundays afternoon are always spent down at my mums house as apparently Will thinks the tea tastes better there ;-) We brought them along and Will and the kids greedily gobbled them all up barely leaving any for anyone else.

I got the recipe from Recipezaar, and just added the zest of one orange.



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Latest creations

Sorry for the lack of posts but l have really busy with cake orders and school activities, just thought l would share some of the things l have been working on!


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