Easy pineapple cake

Easy pineapple cake

A cake for when you want cake now – well in 45 minutes anyway. This recipe is adapted from Easy Pineapple Cake at Allrecipes.com. I added cinnamon because I like spiced cakes. And I reckon it would also work with other tinned fruit such as apples or plums – I’ll let you know when I try…

Busy-mum banoffee tarts

Banoffee Tart

Being a busy mum, I have bugger all time to do anything else these days, like blogging for instance… But I can still pretend I can bake dessert (which is still quite mumsy really). You can do wonders with just puff pastry, caramel (premade stuff in a jar or can) and bananas – well, you…

The finished cake, finally

Wedding cake dramas

Oh the dramas with this wedding cake! I was asked to make a simple elegant cake, with a bunch of flowers on top. Sounded like fun – I was looking for an excuse to practice making sugar flowers so was quite excited. The cake was three tiers: the bottom was a 12 inch chocolate cake,…

Sweet and simple cake

Chocolate Sponge Roll

Want cake and want it fast and easy? Try this chocolate sponge roll recipe that is off the Swiss roll tin I’ve got. It takes hardly any time to prepare, only 8 minutes to cook, a few to cool down, and then spread it with jam if you’re really lazy, or spend a couple minutes…

The iced wedding cookies

Wedding cookies

A friend asked me to make some wedding favours for her – either cupcakes or cookies. Cupcakes would have been great but we had to fly from Wellington to Auckland, and then they’d have to get transported via ferry to the venue on Waiheke Island. Auckland is also notorious for its humid summers so I…

My first cupcake order

Two of my friends had a joint birthday celebration of Cocktails, Cupcakes and Canapes – three fabulous things that I would normally indulge in but being pregnant I could really only enjoy two of those things. I was asked to make some cupcakes for the occasion, which I was more than happy to do because…

Abby’s First Birthday Party

And what a grumpy little Miss she was! She would not let other people hold her, and would cry if mum or dad wasn’t there. That made it very difficult to get party things sorted. The grandparents were supposed to be there to take her off our hands while we prepared, but they got a…

Birthday cakes

I mentioned a while ago that I was making a cake for a friend’s little boy – I’ve realised that I never posted about it even though I said I would. So here it is. It’s a bigger stumpier vesrion of the baby Godzilla cake that I made for the Threadcakes competition earlier. This time…