Gingerbread Maple Cupcakes

Having been born and grown up in a Western environment, you really can’t pass by a year without noticing the big kerfuffle about Christmas. No matter if you’re religious or not, Australians take it as a great excuse to gather together friends and family for sessions of excess eating and sharing…and then there’s always the…

Baby Carrot Cakes

This year for Mother’s Day, mum didn’t ask for anything that was too difficult: ” Just bake me a carrot cake.” Well, I could do that easily! I had recently had a bit of an online shopping splurge and had indulged in purchasing a couple of new cookbooks – something I haven’t done in a…

Vanilla Bean & Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted caramel. People go nuts about it these days, yet all it really is is caramel with salt flakes added to it. Devilishly simple yet that’s all it takes to make something a standout and for people to cock their heads to one side and go ‘mmmmmm’. I made these cupcakes for my last day…

Lemon ‘Ménage à trois’ Cupcakes Round 2

Happy weekend, all! I had a packed Sunday today – starting off with lunch with a friend I haven’t seen about a year, who’s agreed to help me out with my blog. He had said jokingly, that in exchange, I should bake him a batch of cupcakes, and so I decided to pull out my…

Easy-peasy Cookie Dough Cupcakes

ALL RIGHT! I’ve had enough. Tumblr keeps popping up with photos of people making cookie dough cupcakes, and after one too many sleepless nights of tossing and turning and wondering HOW on EARTH people make them (do they dig a hole in the cupcake after it’s baked? Do they put it in before you bake…

Lemon ‘Ménage à trois’ Cupcakes

Oh come on. With all the food hype going around, I KNOW that you’ve heard the phrase ‘food porn’ floating around on the wind. (In a sing song voice)… You know what I’m talking about! You know what it means; food that is so luscious, so decadent, so positively sinful that its heady, engulfing effect…

Rushdi’s Farewell

Rushdi is leeeeeaving! We were the last two remaining of the group that was employed April two years ago… everyone has since moved on to bigger and better things. Now I’m forever alone 😦 Oh well. At least it gives me an excuse to bake something for a farewell present. Chocolate cupcakes! With strawberry, orange,…

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Confession: I’ve never been a huge fan of cupcakes. Seriously. Give me a muffin any day, muffin top exploding out of its wax paper casing, with blueberries so plump that they have exploded in miniature climaxes. Or chewy, juicy pieces of apple spiced with the sweet tang of cinnamon. Or choc chips that appear to…