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Baking and cooking I've made and consumed, then blogged about.

Anita Paling
Land of the long white cloud - Paua shell using modelling chocolate - Onto the Plate. New Zealand Food And Drink, Honeymoon In New Zealand, Waitangi Day, Kiwi Cake, Fern Wedding, Long White Cloud, Fashion Cakes, Celebration Cakes, Cake Designs
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Waitangi Day Celebration Cake – 2014

This coming Thursday is Waitangi Day in New Zealand. I know I have visitors from near and far, so for those of you not from this side of the world, it’s the sort of like the Forth of July in Americ…

Vintage styled cupcakes for Kade’s bridal shower Elegant Cupcakes, Pretty Cupcakes, Beautiful Cupcakes, Yummy Cupcakes, Pink Cupcakes, Valentine Cupcakes, Cupcake Art, Cupcake Cookies, Cupcake Fondant

Vintage styled cupcakes for Kade’s bridal shower

Mum arranged a bridal shower for Kade to take place while they were in Christchurch (and Timaru) for Christmas. We managed to squeeze it in between them arriving back from Timaru, and leaving late…

Christmas Cake – On to the plate Snowflake Cake, Snowflakes, Christmas Cake Decorations, Christmas Cakes, Cake Writing, Cake Platter, Marzipan, Fondant Cakes, Cake Decorating
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Christmas cakes for work

I’ve waited long enough feeding these cakes, to this weekend decorating them. Earlier I’d made the marzipan, the fondant I’d made some weeks before and I’d tinted one third Americolor sky blue. Thi…

Double Ginger Gingerbread by Julie Le Clerc Banana Bread, Gingerbread, Plates, Baking, Cake, Desserts, Blog, Recipes, Licence Plates
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Double Ginger Gingerbread by Julie Le Clerc

This recipe is from a Julie Le Clerc book Favourite Cakes. I got this book from the library last year some time. I took note of a couple of recipes I wanted to try and I finally got around to tryin…

Waffles – Annabel Langbein’s recipe How To Make Breakfast, Long Weekend, Waffles, Plates, Baking, Blog, Recipes, Licence Plates, Dishes
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Waffles – Annabel Langbein’s recipe

Long weekends seem like the perfect excuse for having waffles for breakfast. It’s not a weekend breakfast we regularly have, but if the mood takes me, this is what I fall back to for making breakfa…

Five star fruitcake Alton Brown, Five Star, Banana Bread, Plates, Baking, Desserts, Cheer, Recipes, Food
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Five star fruitcake

Have you heard of Alton Brown? He’s a bit of a legend in the kitchen, and if the review rating for his Free Range Fruitcake is anything to go by, then the legendary status is well earned. Any recip…

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Secret Sauce

I made another Chelsea Winter recipe this weekend. Well her Crispy Roast Potatos tonight, but other than a photo on my phone there’s nothing to show for it but a very satisfying meal. Prepare…

Craftsy – On to the plate Wafer Paper, Sugar Art, Sugar Cookies, Snow Globes, The Incredibles, Plates, Quiet Books, Coloring, Patterns
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Snow globes and other cookies and stuff

Phew, order has been restored to the kitchen. All the tiny glass bowls are in the dishwasher and the icing nozzles cleaned out. All the left over RI (not red, green or white) has been combined and …

No Knead Brioche Artisan Bread, Banana Bread, Plates, Baking, Desserts, Blog, Recipes, Brioche, Licence Plates
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No Knead Brioche

Have you heard of Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day? I’ve made it once. It was fine, but I didn’t quite get all the hoopla. Which is kinda funny now that I re-read that post. I was quite taken by t…

Caramel Fudge Brownies “best by” Fudge Brownies, Caramel, Plates, Baking, Desserts, Recipes, Google Search, Food, Caramel Fudge
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Caramel Fudge Brownies “best by”

This weekend, well today, Saturday, has been about using ingredients that has a best by date that’s just passed. A few weeks ago I came across this recipe for Caramel Fudge Brownies. I’m not even s…

Valentine’s Day dessert – early White Chocolate Mousse, Cake Chocolate, Valentines Day Desserts, Fondant, Plates, Baking, Dinner, Blog, Chicolate Cake

Valentine’s Day dessert – early

I’ll be travelling from Hamilton on Valentine’s Day. We’re going out for dinner on Saturday, but I wanted to make something nice for Mr Fussy. Mr Fussy and his “resolution” didn’t want cake. I foun…

The naked | On to the plate Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Blackcurrent Cream Cheese frosting Zucchini Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, Naked, Plates, Chocolate, Baking, Desserts, Blog, Zucchini Meatloaf
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The naked

It’s ok, you can look. I promise the photos don’t come with an R rating. We’re talking cake here, naked cake. This cake is one I never thought I’d make. A friend from Dunedin had once suggested I m…

Christmas Cake – it’s a wrap Sugar Flowers, Plates, Baking, Cake, Desserts, Blog, Christmas, Licence Plates, Tailgate Desserts
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Christmas Cake – it’s a wrap

It’s been a slow process, but finally the Christmas cake is decorated. I’ve been plodding along doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that for a few nights. The Poinsettia sugar flower I had …

Austrian Shortbread, not quite traditional Christmas shortbread Smitten Kitchen, Shortbread, Christmas Traditions, Banana Bread, Plates, Traditional, Baking, Desserts, Blog

Austrian Shortbread, not quite traditional Christmas shortbread

I was all set to make my Scottish Shortbread this morning until I read an email from Alison and found myself on Deb’s blog (Smitten Kitchen) and wound my way to the Austrian Shortbread. All prior p…

Lemon Yoghurt Cake with a festive look

Lemon Yoghurt Cake with a festive look

I set out to bake a Lemon Yoghurt Cake. It had been suggested on the NZ Cake Decorators Facebook page when one person had asked for a lemon/citrus recipe suitable for covering in fondant. So what d…

Christmas cakes for work Contemporary Christmas Trees, Christmas Cakes, Marzipan, Fondant, Deer, Plates, Baking, Desserts, Blog
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Christmas cakes for work

I’ve waited long enough feeding these cakes, to this weekend decorating them. Earlier I’d made the marzipan, the fondant I’d made some weeks before and I’d tinted one third Americolor sky blue. Thi…