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Yoghurt and Berry Cake with Elderflower Syrup

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Do you know what my favourite ingredient in cakes is recently? No, it’s not chocolate. It’s not pop rocks. It’s not even peanut butter. It’s yoghurt. There is something about yoghurt that makes the texture of a cake so smooth, light and keeps it (here comes that word everyone hates)… it keeps the cake *moist*. […]

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Twinings Pyramid Infuser Tea & Earl Grey Tea Loaf

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This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. There is something so sophisticated about tea. Depending on the blend, it can transport you away, calm you down, soothe a bloated stomach, help with symptoms of a cold, or just keep you going. If you come to my house, you won’t find 1-2 blends of tea; you’ll find […]

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Miette’s Tomboy Cake

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At my old job, I would spend my lunch breaks wandering up and down Glenferrie Rd. Into lovely homeware shops and book shops a lot of the time. I flicked through the Miette book a couple of times, and loved it’s pretty scalloped pages, and girly pictures. One day I caved in a bought it… […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Maple Apple Cake

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Wishing my Dad a very Happy 60th Birthday today!  Look Dad, I made you this cake.. you’ll get to gobble it up tonight, after dinner… if you eat all your greens I made it with the very popular variety of apples that people are going gaga over, Jazz Apples. ♣ ♣ ♣ A few weeks ago I […]

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Eton Mess Cake

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Life has been CRAZY! Starting a new job and learning a whole bunch of new things definitely adds to it. A week before starting my new job the universe must have decided it was time to dish out all the bad karma that had been coming my way. It lasted for about a month… but […]

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{Tales from the Belly} Merchants Guild • 8 Days Cafe

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Buckwheat pancakes with grilled pear, chocolate fudge, hazelnuts and a naughty whiskey maple syrup $14.50 When Lianne posted photos of her pancakes from Merchant’s Guild, BBFF Daisy and I both shouted from the rooftops WE HAD to try them ASAP! Being the social butterflies we are, finding a date to mutually agree on was a challenge. So […]

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Turning 28 with Chocolate Cake

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Today I turn 28. For some reason, I like being an even number instead of an odd number.  I also like even numbers on the volume control in my car. OCD much? I think that being 28 will be a great year for me. I’m looking forward to change. Something new, something fresh, something exciting, […]

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time Cake

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My friend April is having a bebe!! It’s a long story… well not really, I just can’t be bothered explaining it…. but her and her hubs have nicknamed the baby “Peanut”. There is another story where you had to be there, about why Peanut’s surname is Sparty.  Wow, exciting blog post this is ey? Lots […]

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Strawberry Meringue Layer Cake

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Things that have become a must do for me  in Summer over the past few years are to pick berries or cherries. So with two of my favourite girls in tow, Katie and Alana, we went down to Red Hill to the best strawberry farm ever. Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm has THE sweetest strawberries, and […]

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Cheat’s Bombe Alaska

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My awesome Grandma first introduced me to Bombe Alaska… I think…. She would make a sponge base, douse it in liquor, put an ice-cream cake on top, then covered it in whipped eggwhites and blow torched it. She once went to Bunnings for an industrial “blow torch”…. and my Dad was having heart palpitations watching […]

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