Thursday, June 28, 2012

Things I've made this week...

 Me at Made and Found markets
 Salted caramel bundt cake
 A baby shower cake

 Baby cakes for the Zoe and Morgan press and VIP sale at Mollies boutique hotel 

Photo by Calypso Paoli
 Cupcakes at Eightthirty
Me eating cake for Zoe and Morgan

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mona's Caramel Bundt Cake

I am lucky enough to have beautiful model Phoebe Griffiths and her photographer boyfriend Georges Antony staying with me at the moment. Yesterday they decided to come to my kitchen and show me how to make Georges' mum's famous caramel bundt cake. Georges documented the process with his cool black and white camera and we ate the final product for dessert. I'm going to add this to my menu because it's so good. It's a French style sponge cake with lots of vanilla and orange zest in it which is then smothered in hot caramel and sprinkled with pink salt and fennel seeds.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Zoe and Morgan

I was in an ad campaign for Zoe and Morgan - my favourite jewellery label. This is one shot of me eating a cake I made, when I had long blonde hair :(, which is in a light box outside Walker and Hall.

Shot by Juan Mon

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Lonely Garden Cake

I have done a collaboration with Lonely Hearts, one of my favourite NZ fashion labels. It is a limited edition cake, which mimics the new season Lonely Hearts floral print, and comes in a customised cake box. To match the intricate navy and white print I have invented the 'Lonely Garden Cake.' It's a lemony almond cake with rose water cream, pistachios, candied rose petals and turkish delight! 

Today in the NZ Herald Viva you will notice a giveaway! The lucky winner of the prize will receive one of these cakes and a Lonely Hearts floral cap. You can come and sample at Area 51 Newmarket on Friday from 1-3pm, where you will also be able to place orders for this limited edition cake.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Things I've made this week...

 Multi layer wedding cake which I had to assemble on site at Mantells. It has cream and homemade raspberry jam in between each layer and garnished with cherries.
Cakes for Jonny and Carlie's wedding! I made all the smaller ones and Kim from Little and Friday made the beautiful chocolate ones.
 We made a short film for The Caker!! More to come on this soon.
 I made some crystalised rose petals for this cake below - it's a Turkish inspired cake with rose water, lemon zest and pistachios. More to come on this too!