Category Archives: Celebration

Spring Citrus Cupcakes

After teasing me with a constant peekaboo of rain and shine, spring seems to have finally arrived to stay. Of course, this means that sunny days are spent slaving in class and weekends that should be spent snoozing on grass … Continue reading

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Glorious Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Torte

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know there’s nothing I love more than cooking for my friends and family. I issue so many invitations for lunches, brunches, dinners and I-made-too-much-dessert-can-you come-over feasts that my friend Anis has … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 7: Videos – Classic, Contemporary and Crazy

As a food blogger, you have to wear multiple hats – cook, stylist, photographer, writer, editor. Last week, thanks to the seventh Project Food Blog challenge*, which is to demonstrate a recipe on video(!), I added director, actor, videographer and … Continue reading

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Project Food Blog Challenge 4: Halloween Cupcakes

Wistful, creative, playful, fun and even (yes, I’ll admit it) cute – these are the words that come to my mind when I think of cupcakes. There is just something so joyous about a cupcake standing tall in cheerful solidarity … Continue reading

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Black Forest Cake

To say that it has been an eventful fortnight would be an understatement. In the last two weeks I’ve: Gone river rafting. Hiked some beautiful trails. Tried to climb up an old, hollow tree. From the inside. Battled with an … Continue reading

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Daring Bakers July Challenge: Part 2 or Ice Cream Cake – solution to all problems?

The Swiss roll and I have never had a great relationship. It’s not my fault. At every encounter, I treat it with nothing but care and respect. It always starts out well – the gentle stirring of the batter, the … Continue reading

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Pistachio Meringue Stack with Rose Cream and Strawberries

I have never won any fun contests in my life. Sure, I had my fair share of wins in school and college, but I was a nerd (some of my friends are thinking “was?”) and these involved things like debates … Continue reading

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Audrey Hepburn Cupcakes

“When I get… (the mean reds)… the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could … Continue reading

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