Saturday, June 25, 2011

Retro Baking - Jam Drop Biscuits

I haven't seen this recipe for years, but I was glad to be reminded of it when I saw Tamara Jane make them on GoodMorning a few days ago.

I couldn't resist making a batch. I used strawberry jam in the center of mine. Strawberry jam reminds me of my Nana. She used to make heaps of strawberry jam. So much nicer than the stuff you buy in the shops. I feel a jam making post coming up!

You can find the recipe here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Ok for the past few weeks I have been agonising over whether or not I should enter a cake decorating competition. I'm a newbie and have sooo much to learn about it. And the idea of competing with experts who have been doing it for 20+ years is rather off-putting.
But, I decided to enter. Just for fun. I don't expect to win or even come close to winning, but I figure it's all good for experience (and will give me something to obsessively blog about!). So my application went in the post today.

Click here to see the types of cakes that placed in the competition last year (I'm entering the NG Senior category)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ladybird - Version 2

For Emmy's first birthday I made her these ladybird cakes:

They were my first decorated cakes and I was very proud of them lol.
Last night I decided to revisit this idea... for no particular reason. Here is what I came up with:

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I have often seen these in the shops, but didn't really know what to do with them. I finally brought some yesterday. Aren't they cute?

I whipped up a chocolate cake, covered it in chocolate buttercream, and stuck some of my wafer straws on. I topped the cake with just plain sugar cookies. Super simple!

Now, I have to figure out what to do with the rest of my wafer sticks before they all get eaten!