Bright Balloon and Star Cookies

…and these were the original birthday cookies. Bright and colourful, and not movie-themed. Thank goodness I’d felt energetic, and had made a balloon and a star for each of...

Popcorn and Cola Cookies

So here’s the story of these popcorn cookies, that I hadn’t intended to be make.  My son’s birthday was on Sunday. He wasn’t supposed to have a party.  I’ve...

Winter Gingerbread Cottages

There’s a reason why I’ve never done a Christmas gingerbread house class.  Let’s be realistic, this is Durban… Christmas means heat, humidity, and ants (and family and fun and...

School Cookies – Pencil Sharpeners

If you know me, you know that I like to be prepared – I don’t just wing it.There’s not enough time in the week for winging. (And there’s not...

Seed Crunchies

School holidays… we eagerly await them and the respite they bring from the morning rush and packing lunch boxes.  But can we talk about how many snacks kids need when...

Brush Embroidery Cookie Tips

Last week we spoke about tips –  piping tips.But the brush-embroidered cookies I used too illustrate the points (aha  – points, get it!) brought to mind another tip –...

Tools of the Trade – Piping Bags and Clips

It’s been interesting to see the discussion that this Instagram post created: I posted this picture to show the new bag-ties I was trying out.  My trusty clips, which...

Black and Gold Marbled Wedding Cake

So, taking off from where we left the conversation last time (what – a month ago, no?!), I don’t bake for orders. But I do frequently get requests. And...

Pop Art Cookies

As much as I try keep on top of everything, sometimes something has to give. Unfortunately it’s often here… These pages.While I prioritise making sure homework is done, children...

Butterfly Cookie Cupcake Toppers

Tomorrow is Mothers Day!Now, don’t say anything out loud, just nod if… the best gift you could get would be your husband getting up at dawn with the kids,...