Friday, May 29, 2009

Hello Kitty

It's my 'little' girls birthday next week. Tomorrow we are having a family get-together so we will celebrate and eat cake!

She asked for Hello Kitty, bright green & pink.

The photo above was taken about 13 years ago.... she will be turning 15 on 2nd June *sob* ... my baby girl is all grown up.

Happy birthday Mikayla xxx

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Chris's Hunting Cake

It's been 6 months since I have decorated a cake. I get quite a few emails asking for tips and advice on cake decorating.... the biggest trick in my opinion is PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE! Cake decorating (for me) isn't like riding a bike.... I was rusty and this cake kicked my butt LOL

This is for my lovely (hunting mad) husband who turns 39 tomorrow. Made with loads of love (a few swear words).


Friday, May 8, 2009

Daisy Cupcakes

These were ordered by my Mum and have now been delivered to the District Nurses who used to visit my Dad on a daily basis over the past three years.

District Nurses do the work that none of us could or would ever dream of doing. The care and compassion shown to my Dad was amazing. I am so thankful that there are individuals out there who respond to this type of calling in life.... they are truly special and remarkable people.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today was a housework catch-up day... until I got an email from Chelsea (a New Zealand sugar company). Thought the idea of adding a pudding mix into a cookie sounded interesting!

I either need to go on a baking ban, or hire a maid...

Instant Pudding Biscuits

***Please note: the recipe on their website didn't mention the egg in the method so I added it after creaming the butter & sugar.


150 g butter
3/4 cup Chelsea White Sugar
1 egg
1 packet (70 g) instant pudding - any flavour will do but our favourite is butterscotch
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons cornflour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sultanas or chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl. (*I beat in the egg here). Add the dry ingredients and sultanas or chocolate chips. Roll into balls and flatten with a wet fork on the prepared tray. Make sure they do not touch each other and allow a little room for expansion. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.

* I got 36 cookies