Hi de ho. Here it is, my salute to Summer. Well, not technically Summer yet….Ok Spring. I am finally putting my face forward to the heat, sweat and humidity that awaits. I will do my best to embrace the long hot days ahead without complaint, but I make no promises. I will even try to smile about it. To prove my point I will inspire you with pleasant thoughts of Summer fruits, dripping ice cream and happy children playing.
Good morning sweet friends. Have I got a treat for you today. These cupcakes are so delicious, the first mouthful will stop you in your tracks. More of an experience really, not just a mere piece of cake. A velvety chocolate cupcake topped with a swirl of silky smooth coffee swiss meringue buttercream and expresso ganache. Well and truly a next level cupcake.
Hello dear ones. Happy Spring!! What better way to celebrate the arrival of this floral season than sharing my vintage cactus party with you. This was actually my daughter’s tenth birthday party late last year. After much deliberation, and yes I confess, perhaps even a persuasive word from Mama bear, we decided upon a cactus theme. I wanted to keep the colours bright and fresh, using crisp apple green and lolly pink, with white accents.
Hello sweet friends. How was your week? I have been enjoying making delicious raw food treats for a change. While I am definitely a cake and cupcake girl at heart, at home we eat healthier treats and I am no stranger to raw food. Last week I tried my hand at this delicious Raw Vegan Fudge from Minimalist Baker. WOW! It was amazing. I wonder if any of you made it?
Last weekend we headed to the city for our darling granddaughter’s 1st birthday. Oh my heart, she is such a joy. Miss Miriam is one special little girl with five doting aunties meeting her every whim. It’s delightful watching bubby interact more with them now that she is getting older. You can read my thoughts on becoming a grandmother for the first time and check out the woodland baby shower I created here.
Good morning dear ones. I have been looking forward to sharing this photo shoot with you for a very long time. It literally grew out of the ashes of a dangerous bush fire near our local beach village in the peak of a stifling Summer last January. The flames came perilously close to homes, although thankfully all were spared.
Hello Lovelies, how was your weekend? Thanks for your patience with this week’s blog post. On Friday night as visitors arrived and I was doing last minute party prep, our water pump decided to have a little tantrum and stop working! My sink was full to the brim with dirty dishes, we hadn’t had dinner, bath or showers, and most shockingly, I had no water for my afternoon cup of tea! ( yes, I know) We had to meet clients at 7pm to load my party gear at the venue and finish up sorting flowers. It was a big night, which left literally zero time to work on my recipe. So, a heartfelt thanks for your patience. x