baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes

February 12, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve got a sweet little recipe for you to try that will yield you a batch of mini heart-shaped cakes that you can personalise with any message you like. Sound good?

I know Valentine’s Day is pretty cliche, but I don’t care I like playing into the fluffiness of it all and this year I’m going to make Shane, Nina and Rex their own little cakes to scoff down any way they like. So if you’re ready to make some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then carry on reading! And if you’re ready to eat some Valentine’s Day Love Heart Cakes then I suggest you sneakily forward this recipe onto your loved one.

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Churche, FASHION, photography

Churche: I can see a ghost

February 11, 2019

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I haven’t posted a Churche shoot in a while so I’m pretty amped to share this one with you all. Adi and I met this young clothing designer named Jacques Bam who creates amazing outfits out of all sorts of colours and fabrics and who loves experimenting with texture, shape and style. As soon as we saw his collection we knew we wanted to shoot it for something, anything.

So we set up a shoot in a dilapidated house that had literally been abandoned by its owners, as in there was still some of their stuff lying around, old family photos, videotapes, CD’s, books, documents and of course posters of the Backstreet Boys, I kid you not.  Not only did we get to shoot in this crazy space, but we got to dress one of the most amazing faces, which belongs to this young model named Janeke Gouws in Jaques creations.

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baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing

February 8, 2019

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Time to share a very nice, very simple recipe for some delicious Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Icing. These cupcakes are topped with the kind of rich and smooth icing that will have you eating a cupcake as a kid does, icing first and all over your face, before you bite down into soft vanilla sponge dotted with chunks of real dark chocolate.

I was chatting with some of my friends on Whatsapp a few days back about bran muffins and who has a good recipe for some, which prompted me to get my cookbooks out page through a few recipes. I was adamant to bake something that was going to throw the results of my latest gym session straight out the window!

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DESIGN, interiors

Toddler room makeover

January 25, 2019

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For the first year and a bit of Rex’s life, he slept in a camp cot in our room. We live in a three bedroomed flat so when we decided that it was time to move him into his own space he landed up in the guest bedroom and because he was now old enough to try and escape his camp cot every time we put him in it, my anxiety levels were reaching all new levels of high, which meant it was time to get him a big boy bed.

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baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

The best Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies

January 22, 2019

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A few days ago I said I would share the recipe for the best Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies. This recipe is one of my all-time favourites because it never ever fails. I don’t think I have ever used it and come out on the other side with a tray of cookies that will not have you grinning like you’ve just won the cookie lotto! Which by the way I think should totally be a thing. You enter, you win millions of cookies, you die happy. The end.

Just like most of my recipes, this one is short and easy and you can add whatever you like to the base to make all sorts of deliciously soft, slightly chewy cookies. For this particular round, I added some dark chocolate chips and a good handful of walnuts but you can add anything really, chocolate chips, M&M’s, pecan nuts, white chocolate, cranberries, crunchy cereal, peanut butter, speckled eggs etc.

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