A First!

A warm “Thank You” to Fae of Fae’s Twist and Tango for nominating my blog for my very first award.¬†I’ve not been blogging long, so I’m absolutely astonished and delighted that I’ve even been picked. Fae is a lovely lady with a multicultural background– having grown up with Persian parents, in Japan. She posts delicious…

Tinkerbelle and Pixie dust

Amaara’s mom wanted a fairy tale garden feel to her Birthday cake. She asked me to make a pale green cake covered with vines and trellises and an abundance of flowers. I had fun piping intricate scrolls on the top and sides of the cake. The cake was two pink and white marbled buttery layers,…

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan in 1911. A much loved classic about the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Walt Disney who loved the story, wanted to make an eponymous movie on the story. His plan was that Peter Pan would be his second full length animated movie, after Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. After…

Dashing through the snow….

I like sugar cookies. And I love snowflakes, especially of the cookie kind. I like Poinsettias too! Love the red and green contrast. Every year in December I gift myself a small pot of Poinsettia, only to have it die on me by January. So this year I decided I’ll make a sugar cookie version….

Creation Myth Finale

My Wednesdays for the last two months have been fun. There have been stories from all over Asia, an insight into different cultures and the values they cherish and a wonderful sense of camaraderie and sharing. Yesterday was our last day of the current Study Group on Creation Myths. We decided to celebrate our friendship…

Peppery Tofu

I am no Indiana Jones! I don’t trek up the Namcha Barwa, or white-water raft down the Zanskar. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been pursued by the head hunting Dayaks of Borneo. Nor ever ventured crocodile hunting on the Zambezi. In fact I’m so not adventurous, that when I go to an…

Study Group Wednesday

We met again last Wednesday, for two fabulous presentations- on Babylonian and Indian Creation Myths. It was great hearing about the ancient Mesopotamian civilizations- the Sumerians who were later succeeded by the Babylonians- and the stories of their innumerable Gods and Goddesses. Google the Enuma Elish which is one of the oldest written texts in…

Cakes, cakes and more cakes!

I did a fabulous class learning from the amazing Sharon Wee, last week. She is a great teacher- calm, friendly and reassuring. She shared a lot of tips and told us interesting stories about the Sydney market for cakes. Here is my cake, unadorned And here it is, in all it’s beauty…. And here is…