Blog — cake

Recent News

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So many things have been going on lately, I thought I might do a little news update. If you have been following Homely Creatures on Facebook you will know that I am very close to launching a brand new product range for children and the home. Designed in Melbourne and handmade (fair trade) in Nepal, I am BUSTING with excitement about bringing my own range to the world. The new Homely Creatures website complete with shop will be up any day now eeeeeek! A couple of months ago I ran a photo shoot for the launch catalogue. It was so...

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Easter cakes baked in egg shells - recipe!

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Easter cakes baked in egg shells - recipe!

Easter is coming and I've been planning the most epic DIY Easter treat recipe blog post EVER! I've seen other bloggers baking cupcakes in egg shells (see picky below) but I thought I would take it one step further, remove the shell and decorate the cake too. As you know I'm all about presentation so you can imagine my excitement when I received a surprise gift of the cutest wooden mini succulent planters (or as I'm using them - egg cups!) made by Wind and Willow Home. I instantly knew they would make the perfect final touch to my colourful...

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Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

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Easy Coffee Cake Recipe

What better to do on a rainy Sunday than bake! I love baking, and what better to bake than a nice creamy coffee cake. I got the recipe from BBC good food (where I get most new recipes) and it turned out great, so I thought I would share. The sponge is lovely and not too dry, especially teamed up with the creamy icing. Cake Ingredients 150g caster sugar 150g butter or margarine 3 eggs 150g self raising flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp hot water 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee (add more if you like it strong)...

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Favourite things

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Favourite things

When Monday bites, when the hang-over stings, when I'm feeling sad... I simply remember my favourite things. I love cake! And I'm not too proud to admit it! I love making it, looking at it and eating it. Especially cupcakes and these are cute and small and perfect. Tip: Cake goes very well with tea. I love Frankie, and Australian magazine for creative folk. It brings me so much inspiration, I'm always more motivated to live a creative life after curling up with Frankie and a cup of tea (and probably some cake, see above.) Tip: Check the Frankie website...

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