Lemon Meringue Pie .... Just the words make my mouth water ... Today I'm making it. I bought some fresh lemons and they are just begging me to become something more, something better! What do you need? Now let me confess right now - I use 2 cans of condensed milk and 250ml lemon juice.… Continue reading Baking with The Aloe Child: Lemon Meringue Pie
I was dreaming of a white Christmas last year - although we were facing 30+°C days. Why then? Because of these ... I've ALWAYS wanted these houses, that make these villages. They are the ultimate for me. So why don't I have any? Well, here in sunny South Africa they cost upwards of R400 -… Continue reading DIY Clay Recipe
Give credit where credit is due ... I got my amazing buttercream recipe from a lady in London. Shikita Singh. I took a few classes from her - Fair Cake - back when we were still living in London. That's how The Sugar Fairy came to be. Being diagnosed with depression and anxiety was no… Continue reading Buttercream or Ice Cream?
1. We all know this one. Melt in your mouth marshmallow, covered with chocolate ... and a very messy face once you've bitten into it! I never know how to approach this thing! 2. Who have bought this 'gadget'? It promises the most amazing cake pops. But all that it delivers is the most dry… Continue reading Will you be my Sweetie Pie?
A red velvet cake can be a wonderful thing or the biggest frustration you have ever had! Ever tried baking one? Ever tried that very same recipe again and the outcome is completely different? Welcome to Red Velvet Cake! After much trial and error, myself and a 'sister in baking' have decided that essentially a… Continue reading Red Velvet – Trick or Treat?
Ever wondered how to make mouth watering cupcakes, that also look gorgeous? Today I feel like sharing (this is not always the case, especially when it comes to my business), but today I'm feeling generous. How on earth do you bake cupcakes that not only look good, but make your taste buds scream for more?… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cupcake