Henry the hedgehog

I baked these sweet guys on the weekend. With a bit of yellow sugar and lemon zest, Henry is a total rockstar!

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Any excuse for a sparkler…

Ah, sparklers. I do love them so and use any excuse to light one up… : )

This is a Yuppiechef recipe from their recently launched online baking course – The Art of Baking. I jazzed up their easy espresso cake with mocha buttercream by adding a crispy meringue layer and a sparkler. Makes for quite a festive tea time treat!

To register yourself for the course, visit: http://www.yuppiechef.com/cooking-school.htm. Alternately feel free to follow my progress through the course by checking out my other blog posts.

Sugar Doodle cookies now at High Tea

If you`re looking for another way to get your hands on Sugar Doodle`s cookies, look no further than the delightful High Tea located in Farriers Centre (53 Constantia Road) . They have got delicious treats on offer and my gingerbread families have reported that they are loving their new home and that the smell of the coffee is so enticing that it takes every bit of self-control not to jump down from the shelf and go grab a cup… 🙂

If you`re looking for a place to catch up with a friend in a tranquil setting, head to High Tea. It`s a hidden gem and well worth a visit. Their website is very informative ( http://www.hightea.co.za/ ) and their Facebook page is kept up to date by regularly posting photos of their delicious food ( https://www.facebook.com/HighTeaCakeShop )

Zoos for life!

Hands up if you loved eating Iced Zoos as a kid? That`s everyone, right? The real question to debate will be around how exactly you ate your Zoo….

A quick Google Search pulls up a number of blog posts on the topic with my favourite being from the blog willworkforbiltong:  “First you nibble the exposed cookie around the icing. Then you lick off the iced animal. After this it was up to your own discretion. Either you could lick the coloured icing off the leftover biscuit, followed by the biscuit itself, or you could finish off the whole cookie in a couple of bites. Thinking back about this, eating them this meticulously must have stopped us from scoffing the whole box in one sitting, which is what I did with Romany Creams on a regular basis.”

Something we will all be in agreement on is the fact that the animals have become less and less identifiable over the years and are close to being blobs. Good for the imagination I guess but other than that, it`s quite a sorry sight! If you don`t believe me, check this out:

I have decided to remedy the situation by creating new-and-improved Zoos. I had fun on this project as it bought a whole bunch of my childhood memories flooding back. I am just short of a springbok cutter so if you happen to stumble upon one, please let me know .

Have a great day and long live the Zoos!

Blue Bird Fashion Market fun

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On Saturday, 14 September I went off to the wonderful Blue Bird Fashion Market armed with a boot-load of Sugar Doodle cookies. It was a great experience to be around a bunch of creatives and I really enjoyed the opportunity to sell my goodies and see people`s responses about my things. I have found this part of the business quite hard – creating something and them having people critique it. Luckily for me there were lots of ladies oooing and aaaahing about my cookies. My favorite customers are the kiddies (well their parents as they are the ones with the moola) and nothing touches my heart more than a kid`s face lighting up as they chose their cookie… gingerbread boys and girls, sweet pink bunnies and smiling dinos were all hits.

It is a wonderful market and well worth a visit. I wrote a review about them a while back so check it out if you`d like to find out some more info:  http://musingsofadoodler.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/market-review-blue-bird-garage-food-and-goods-market/

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