Well hello all, Its literally been month’s since I last posted. It was never my intention to abandon this blog for so long, my new job and a busy life just seems to keep getting in the way, however Thats probably enough excuses. I may not have been blogging but I have certainly still been busy enough in the kitchen.
I am now making cakes for both my workplace and Raymond’s, which means that I’m kept pretty busy, with at least a couple of cakes a week, its pretty manic sometimes but I am getting in plenty of practice which I absolutely love. There is nothing quite like completing a really difficult cake recipe and seeing how beautiful it turns out and then getting all the great comments back, especially from the people I work with.
As its been so long, I’m going to showcase some of the cakes that I have been baking since my last post in May and try and work on blogs with a bit more detail in the coming weeks.
‘Lifesaver’ Orange and Chocolate Sponge with White Chocolate Icing
Giant Chocolate Cupcake filled with Milk Chocolate Mousse
Giant Red Velvet Cupcake/ Vanilla & Chocolate Cupcakes
White Choc Mousse Cake with Caramel Shards & Sour Cherry
Rich Chocolate Tarine
Chocolate Ganache Birthday Cake
Orange Creme Caramel
Chocolate Strawberry Basket
Gluten Free Sponge Cake
Plum Upside Down Cake
Classic Carrot Cake
Red wine Pear, Polenta & Blueberry cake
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Sorry again its been so long, will catch up with you all soon to fill you in with the details on some of my creations! Until then.. Eat Well.. xx
So a while ago I got a new Puppy, I have always wanted a dog since for as long as I can remember but we never really had animals, well accept for a goldfish and a rabbit. So anyway I had been bugging Raymond for ages about getting a dog, more as a joke than anything because I thought it was a bit impractical to have a Puppy in an apartment on his own for 8 hours a day while I was at work. However on a whim we were in the pet store and we saw the cutest little puppy and we just fell in love with him straight away and brought him home that day!
We decided that something different for NYE was in order this year, for those of you that live in Sydney, you know what a debarkle and circus Sydney centre can be, I mean I was watching the news and you had people trying to get good seats about 18 hours before the actual event. Sorry as spectacular as the Sydney fireworks are, it just does not sound like a whole lot of fun to me, unless you are lucky enough to live within viewing distance and have a great balcony overlooking the bridge, you can pretty much forget it. So going against the metaphorical traffic we headed in the opposite direction to the Blue Mountains.
So it was Raymond’s birthday last Thursday; he was the ripe old age of 22. This year instead of going out for dinner I decided on dinner at home and really went to town with a four course menu for us. Raymond was bowled over when I served him this menu, I must say I was very happy with the result of all the elements of the menu.
After spending way too many hours cooped up at home in front of a computer screen, the appearance of some sun and warm weather least week spurred on an impromptu trip to the Circular Quay by way of the Parramatta River Cat for a wander about and some dinner in the shadow of Sydney’s most famous landmarks.