April 14, 2014

I have been busy over on Pinterest this past weekend!

A rainy Sunday in Sydney was the perfect excuse to pin all sorts of lovely Easter inspiration – here are just a few of my favourites!

Hope you had a fun weekend!

Visit my Pinterest page to see what else I have been pinning lately. All of these cuties can be found on my Easter Pin Board which links to their original source.

April 11, 2014

It is recipe day on the blog and today I am sharing with your some super delicious little mini loaves from Gillian of Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design.

I can see these perfect little bites being served as part of easter weekend treats – they can made gluten and dairy free by substituting flours for gluten free varieties, as well as butter and milk which can be changed to dairy free spread or rice milk!

Lemon Syrup Mini Loaves

125 g butter
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 eggs
165g sugar
140g self-raising flour
70g plain flour
125ml milk

125ml lemon juice
60gm sugar


Pre-heat oven to 160C. Grease a mini loaf pan (or line base of 20 cm round cake tin)

Cream butter, sugar and rind until pale. Add in eggs. beating well.
Fold in sifted flours alternately with milk.

Spread mixture into cake tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes (35-40 minutes for 20cm ) or until cooked.

Prick hot cake, still in tin, several times with a skewer. Gently spoon syrup over cake.

Allow to stand until completely cold before turning out.

Stir lemon juice and sugar together until dissolved. Place in saucepan and bring to the boil.  Reduce to a simmer for 5 mins.

Recipe :: Gillian Brown | Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design
Photography & Styling :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style

April 7, 2014

With easter just two weeks away it is time for some pretty easter inspiration from the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London – Europe’s premier Design Centre.

Caroline who is one of my loyal customers and a blog follower sent me these lovely images of an Easter party the Design Centre hosts each year.

So many simple and lovely ideas have gone into making this a special event – I love the pretty tiffany blue colour scheme, cute signs to let everyone know about the activities and all those adorable animals that kept the kids entertained!  Here is what Caroline told me about the event

The Easter party is now a firm fixture on the Design Centre events programme. Now in its seventh year we have 80 children belonging to top Interior Designers, Editors and the pick of London’s social scene. Little People’s Bar with milk shakes in tiny bottles and little pots of popcorns greeted the children as they arrived. Craft tables, make your own Easter bonnets, face painting, rabbit and chick’s, a little pony called Tony along with lots of games to keep the children entertained.  Tea was served in bespoke bindles which the children enjoyed sitting on hay bales scattered with cushions. Just before home time the Easter bunny led the children to collect their going home gift, a super soft white bunny and a little bespoke Easter bag to collect over 800 Easter eggs in a giant Easter Egg Hunt!

 Photography :: Sophia Spring 
Party Host :: Design Centre 

April 4, 2014

One of the lovely trends around at the moment is the use of beautiful cake toppers.

I was able to work with some very pretty ones on a recent shoot and they really are the perfect addition to a simple cake.  Here are four of my favourite toppers – number two even lights up which is so cool!

We are off to a wedding this weekend – I can’t wait to see what they chose for their cake and if it includes a topper!

1 :: Splendid Supply Co. 2 :: Grain & Co 3 :: Style Me Pretty 4 ::  Your Cloud Parade

April 2, 2014

It is recipe day today and once again I am teaming up with Gillian from Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design with this weeks yummo recipe.  What are the kids two favourite things – yes jelly and cookies – combined! Who would have thought!

These cookies are super quick and fun to do with the kids.  This recipe is very forgiving and can handle being overworked by small hands.  The cookies do spread whilst baking so allow plenty of room on the baking sheet.

Have Fun!

Jelly Crystal Cookies

200 g butter
110g sugar
2 eggs
180 g gluten free plain flour
2 teaspoons gf baking powder
4  x packets of 85 g jelly crystals

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.

Cream the butter,  and sugar together in a mixer.
Add eggs and beat well.
Add the sifted flour and baking powder and mix until well combined.

Divide mixture evenly into four balls.  Add a packet of jelly crystals to each ball and mix thoroughly.  Add food colouring to intensify colour if desired.

Place in teaspoonful sizes on a oven tray.  They do spread so allow room between cookies. Flatten slightly with a fork.
Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on baking tray.

Notes: regular or gf plain flour can be used
For dairy free, replace butter with dairy free spread of your choice.


Photography ::  Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Recipe :: Gillian Brown | Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design