Chocolate Pavillion

Last weekend, we visited Westfield Carindale to check out their new wing. Not being a regular shopper at Carindale, I can’t really comment on what had changed. However, the only thing I can say is that it is starting to look a lot like Westfield Chermside. Their new food court featured quite a number of … Continue reading

Last Meal at Bretts Wharf

Last week we received an email stating that Bretts Wharf will be closing down on the 2nd September 2012. Their business had suffered since the announcement by council to resume the land and then cancelling the plan later – when their other bookings had already been cancelled. We go to Bretts Wharf annually and have … Continue reading

Strawberry Cupcake in Icecream Cone

It is Ekka week (Brisbane Exhibition) and I am craving the famous Ekka Strawberry Sundae.  I heard on 96.5fm earlier this week that Ness made strawberry icecream cupcakes. That inspired me to try it out at home. I adapted the recipe from Woman’s Weekly Raspberry Swirl Cake. Ingredients: 125 grams of butter ½ teaspoon of vanilla … Continue reading

Giggle and Hoot 1st Birthday Cake

Last week, I was approached by a friend to make a single-tiered fondant cake for her daughter’s upcoming 1st birthday. The brief given was to make a 1 tier cake, covered with fondant. The cake had to be at least 9 inches to fit the toppers provided. As this was my first cake ‘job’, I … Continue reading

Olympics: Ancient to Modern

In the spirit of the Olympic Games, the most talked about topic this week, I have decided to share some pictures from my trip to Greece last year. Our tour group explored the ancient ruins of Olympia, where I stood on the first Olympic Stadium. This was where the first Ancient Olympic Games was held … Continue reading