Posts made in November, 2011


Are you ready to start your Christmas baking yet???    I have personally got to a stage this year where I'm thinking, what will I do this year for my own Christmas cake?  I usually have all of this planned by mid November, but there's just so much on at the moment that I'm choosing to step back, and cut back! Trying, anyway!!!  What about you??   I usually bake throughout the month of December (yes, so what is different you might say...

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I've made this cake today for a birthday celebration, and it is a decadently rich recipe for Chocolate Peppermint cream sponge cake.  A quick rundown on this cake: Dark chocolate genoise sponge cake, filled with creme de menthe laced cream, topped with a layer of peppermint cream frosting, and covered in dark chocolate ganache.     Chocolate Sponge cake 1) Bake genoise sponge cake, following my BEST GENOISE SPONGE recipe.  I...

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One of my favourite cheesecake recipes is a Blackforest No-Bake Cheesecake...sour cherries, kirsch, red gel, chocolate cheesecake and a delicious chocolate biscuit base.  This is an elegant cheesecake, and fancy enough for celebrations or a special dinner.  Enjoy!   Chocolate cinnamon Biscuit Base 100g melted butter 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 packet of chocolate ripple or plain chocolate biscuits In a food processor, blitz the...

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Check out my current tutorial  for silk ribbon roses on a hand painted background featured in the Fall 2011 edition of Creative Vintage Charm Magazine...you can buy it online from Magcloud Thanks Sonia for the opportunity to write for your beautiful magazine, I had a lot of fun putting together this tutorial on organza and silk ribbon roses on a handpainted background.    ...

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