Homemade doughnuts with icing and sprinkles

Making homemade doughnuts is a great idea for a school holiday baking project. My girls have been begging me to make doughnuts for a long time, but I didn’t want to make the deep fried versions. These baked doughnuts are nice and fluffy minus the greasy fingers. Of course the girls wanted theirs covered in…

A headband stand fit for a princess

My daughter has managed to accumulate multitudes of headbands, necklaces and bangles which is pretty amazing considering she is only going on five years! She unfortunately also likes to leave them strewn all over the floor so that I can step on them and hop around on one foot trying not to swear. To try…

Mum’s Seventieth Birthday Cake – fondant roses and cake lace

My Mum has just turned seventy and a while ago asked me to make her a special birthday cake. She was very specific. She wanted an ivory fondant covered cake with white lace and pink fondant roses on top. She had planned a family luncheon and thought a lovely cake would be a nice present…

Every little princess needs a tutu!

My youngest daughter is turning one in a couple of months (where has the time gone?…they grow up so fast). To celebrate this milestone I want to do a little photo shoot in the backyard. As a click happy mother, taking photos of my girls is always a wonderful diversion. I literally have thousands of…

Vanilla Butter Cake with Buttercream Icing

My Mother is having a significant birthday next month and she has decided that my present to her will be a decorated cake for the family get together. Since I have no idea what to get her, a cake seems like a great idea. Of course being very particular, she wants a vanilla butter cake…

This ‘tom boy’ is raising a ‘little princess’

This morning as I was getting my three year old ready for day care, she looked at her wardrobe and said, “Mummy, I want to be a princess today”. This phrase translates to, “I want to wear a twirly skirt”. I replied, “It doesn’t matter what you wear, you’ll always be a princess”. Not the…