Tuesday, November 29, 2011
We ate lunch at Muji, which is the most amazing stationary shop + everything else in the entire world shop. For a sweet snack I got a banana and chocolate and a chestnut cream pastry.
At Muji, you can buy practically everything you ever wanted to cook, in a packet. There was a macaron packet, creme caramel packet, cookies, pancakes, pastry...the lost goes on.
This store was amazing. It sells 56 varieties of chocolate, including black pepper and cheesecake.
A weird pancake thing.
These cakes are just from your average supermarket.
These cakes topped with fruit and cream looked incredible, the presentation is immaculate, but they were something like $200 each.
A seriously yum cream / custard puff.
Beautiful hard candies.
This fruit cost 10343 yen, which is NZ $175. Crazy!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Medieval feasts, fortune tellers, witch craft, papacy, kings and queens, magic spells, ghouls and demons, candy floss, raspberry sauce, custard, caramel, honey, dark chocolate, red wine, cream, all telling eyes, free masonry, skulls, spiders, gold, silver, diamonds, snakes, roses, petals, vanilla, glitter.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Images / apollinas.com
Check out this beautiful citrus cake inspired by Stella McCartney's spring print. The cake has a lemon curd filling and is topped with an orange and lemon icing and adorned with slices of citrus fruits and sprigs of mint. You can find the full recipe here. I love this idea of translating fashion into cakes and it's something I want to start doing more of. These prints by Wunderkind and Prada would be perfect!
Image / patternpeople
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
All images by the lovely and talented Rebekkah Farrell
Today for Showroom22's media open day I put together an array of sweet and savoury treats for the fashion folk to nibble on. Murray and Annalise are up there with my absolute favourite clients, they give me so much support and it's always very much appreciated.
I made organic chicken, haloumi and avocado sandwiches with basil and aioli, smoked salmon and caper flat breads, tea party cucumber and boursin sandwiches, gf flourless dark chocolate baby cakes, gf orange and almond cake with caralmelised honey almonds and pear friands with crunchy cinnamon oats.
The moral is: I am not restricted solely to cakes, so keep it in mind for future events!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
I love this war themed cake. Not because I like war, but because I think it's great when people take the 'cute' out of cakes. I'm getting more and more into creating dark cakes, like skulls with raspberry blood and cupcakes with shards of sugar glass. I like the idea of goths and punks eating cake. When I set up my cake shop I'm going to keep this oxymoron in mind. Sweet things don't always have to appear so sweet.