This cake idea is not my invention, it is the brain child of Cedric Grolet, the executive pastry chef at Le Meurice in Paris. It has twenty five individual cubes of dessert sitting on platforms made of chocolate. The recipe below is my own using ingredients and methods that are easy to get at home. … »

  When I started making doll cakes they were simply a doll stuck in the centre of a cake, piped with swirls of buttercream (my first buttercream doll cake), then they evolved to using fondant (my first fondant doll cake). Several years ago I looked at the actual characters and thought the cakes… »

  I’ve seen plenty of hamburger and subway cakes that have all the details made out of fondant. For me that’s just a bit much. If it looks beautiful but doesn’t taste beautiful, it isn’t beautiful. What’s on the inside really does matter. For this cake I used ingre… »

The new Christopher Robin movie is not out in Australia yet, but the preview looked so adorably cute that it inspired me to make a Winnie the Pooh cake. Family update: James is finally well enough to go back to school. He has been every day this week. Thanks again for your thoughts, kind comments an… »

  This week I’m making a desk cake complete with a cute little laptop, deep enders book, Make It A Great Week mug, pencils and of course a camera. Watch to the end of the video to see how you can enter to WIN your very own laptop or camera. COMPETITION has now closed. Thank you for all of… »

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