Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Don't Forget...

To email me with your Christmas Cake orders!
I can't wait to start baking again x

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caker Disclaimer

This is a little disclaimer to say that for the next couple of weeks I won't be able to take any cake orders. I have my final university exams coming up, which I REALLY need to do well in. So until the 5th of November, I will be studying and you will all be working up a serious appetite for cake.


x Jordan

Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Cake Recipe

Check out the RECIPE for our Christmas cake...and order away!

Model Eating Cake

This is my friend Jenny Albright. She's from Alabama but lives in New York and is over here modeling. She's the sweetest thing ever and agreed to be in a minute long film that I wanted to make to put on my website, which depicts her slowly and seductively eating a massive hunk of chocolate cake. I just thought it would be funny. This is a still from the film, the finished version will be posted soon.
Thanks Adam Bryce!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


So, as strange as it may seem, Christmas is just around the corner. And we all know what that, fruity, rum infused Christmas cake! My good friend Ben King who shares my passion for cooking and baking proposed the idea that we join forces to make and sell Christmas cakes together. This collaboration between his food blog ( and The Caker happens to be the perfect match - Ben has come up with the recipe (delicious) and I can take care of the orders and deliveries.
We want to get onto taking orders quite soon because the longer a Christmas cake is aged for, the better it becomes. So orders should be submitted by November 20th for delivery the week of December 14th. I will post more information about it soon, but for now here's an image of a trial cake Ben made yesterday.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Happy Saturday Lunching

photo / Katherine Lowe

Chocolate Chunk and Hazelnut Cookies for Zus & Zo

I decided to go with a chunky chocolate and hazelnut cookie for Zus & Zo. They contain large segments of dark Valrhona chocolate and whole roasted organic hazelnuts; they taste like something your grandmother would've made. I went in for lunch and took a batch of them as samples for customers to try and they were all gone by the time we'd finished eating. So I'll be making cookies each week now. Please keep sending through suggestions for what I can make!

not many left

Thanks Katherine Lowe for the photos

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

COOKIES and Zus & Zo

A great new cafe has just opened up called Zus & Zo (meaning 'this and that' in Dutch). It's at number 228 Jervois Rd in a beautiful old building with big windows and wooden floors and was set up by Joost, a really cool Dutch guy who has only been here a few months. He asked me if I'd like to supply the cafe with some sweet treats and of course I said yes. But I need help with deciding what to make! What are your favourite types of cookies? It has to be something that not every other cafe in Auckland is selling as has to make everyone simply demand to have one with their coffee.

Please comment with what you'd like to see in the cookie jar!