Faux Royal Icing

Recipe for a faux royal icing, when you don’t have much time, or don’t want to use eggs. Royal icing traditionally uses egg white, icing sugar and lemon juice to create a thick frosting that becomes hard on drying. The white frosting base on each cake is royal icing. And …

DIY Fondant

An easy-peasy, relatively inexpensive DIY version of fondant. If you’re wondering what fondant is, it’s the doughy stuff used to make the sugar decorations that sit on top of cakes, like these: The strawberry cupcake toppers are made entirely of fondant. Both the base of the icing, as well as …

Colourful Cake

A version of the polka dot cake that I found on Pinterest, and that features in my projects board. It’s three layers of a vanilla cake, with lemon buttercream icing. Each individual colour had flavours of its own, purple was blackcurrant, red was raspberry, green was mint, while blue was …

Game of Blogs : Fiction Contest

BlogAdda’s newest initiative is to #CelebrateBlogging with a series of contests, starting with one called a Game of Blogs. Teams of bloggers take turns creating a round robin story of sorts, that they post to their individual blogs. BlogAdda gives the teams a set of characters that they have to …

Perigreen Safe Foods: Product Review

‘Safe’ foods has been something that have grown in importance over the past few years, with more and more people looking for organic and pesticide free foods. Who wants to eat yucky (and often harmful) pesticides and chemicals on their food? I can speak from personal experience that when it …

Private India : Book Review

– 3 * – A thriller about the race to catch a serial killer strangling women in Mumbai. Fast paced, but a little predictable. The book is about a serial killer at work in Mumbai, seemingly killing women at random. Private India, the Indian branch of an international investigative agency, …