I was delighted when I was asked to make my niece Sahara’s very first birthday cake! Mum left it completely up to me and I spent the next week sifting through design ideas and recipes. I soon settled on a fondant covered cake and not long after picked a classic chocolate cake recipe. I can’t remember the last time I made a chocolate cake, when I first started baking Chocolate seemed to be they only flavour I desired but now I find my preference leaning towards the more fruity varieties but who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake?
Next was the cake
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Have you noticed I’ve been just a little candy obsessed recently? It amazes me sometimes just how versatile sugar can be. With a little sugar, water and a couple of little additions you can have so many different types of candy. Boil it and you get toffee, add bi-carb soda and you get Honeycomb also known as Sponge Candy in the US, whip it to death and you get Marshmallow and then there’s fairy floss and caramel just to name a few. It is a real art this candy making sugar stuff….. how did all those talented people find all these diverse
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As part of my marshmallow phase, pineapple marshmallows was my latest experiment. There is so much variety to be explored with marshmallows, you can make them any fruity flavour and even have a go at chocolate or coffee among other tastes. What about ginger beer marshmallows or orange blossom? I put these pineapple marshmallows in a bunch of Rocky Road I made on the weekend and they were d’lish!
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Who can resist a good Marshmallow? My mum wanted some sweets to bring to work and share with her fellow workmates – perfect opportunity for a sugar overload!! I try to be good with my baking at home and am constantly struggling with the guilt of all the excess butter and sugar which baking sweets usually goes hand and hand with. I have been wanting to experiment with different flavored marshmallow since making the vanilla ones a couple of weeks ago.
These mixed berry marshmallows turned out great! Even my husband who isn’t too fussed with overly sweet
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