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Anzac Slice with chocolate chips
I have been taking part in the super fun Fat Mum Slim 365 photo a day challenge  for nearly 1.5 years now, where you post a photo to your Instagram account according to the theme set out for that day. You attach the relevant hashtag so other participants ca...

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Mmm melting moments
We caught up with friends we hadn't seen in a while over these spring break school holidays.  I have been a little less hectic with the baking, not baking so frequently as I used to because I'd been pulling longer shifts at work, and the kids are just as bu...

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Double chocolate chip cookies - afternoon tea winner!
It's the second-last day of the spring school holidays here, and we've been busy with play dates (so much fun for me too, as it's too long between catch-ups for us Mums too), sports camp/classes, walks, arts and crafts, general outdoor play and so on.  This...

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Nutella banana bread is to die for
The girls love that I bake, and sometimes like to join in.  So this Nutella Banana Bread was a special request for one of them.  She remembered it from a few months back, and was sure it was to die for so wanted to have some more. Personally I didn't rememb...

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Finishing a cake with buttercream petal icing
Although I work in a school, I'm not a teacher.  I teach cupcake decorating as a paid hobby, and really enjoy it - so was thrilled to be asked to demostrate a finishing technique to a senior class of Cake Decorating pupils in the Home Economics Department. ...

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Courgettes in a cake for Dundee Baking Club
I have baked cakes with vegetables in them before, most notably carrot cake, and a beetroot chocolate cake, and they have been delicious.  I even bought a book a few years ago, all about cakes with vegetables and less sugar (I was going to name and give a l...

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Getting healthy with homemade granola bars
We are still trying to get to grips with the busier, or rather shorter, weekday mornings (and by we, I don't mean me).  In an attempt to help The Team eat as well as they can in the short time available, I have been researching nutritious and delicious brea...

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Double chocolate chip brownies, just because she wanted to
Now that school is in full-swing, and my hours at work have moved forward so that I start earlier, we are finding weekday mornings kinda tough.  We all still wake at the same time as before, but now there's no leeway or spare time whatsoever, and we've had ...

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Cinnamon raisin bread, part-baked heaven
Today dawned dark and wet.  Autumn only officially started recently, and our summer was kinda non-existent - though we did have lots of lovely sunny dry days, just not high temperatures - but really?  The sky was overcast and cloudy, and it was pouring with...

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Medical cupcakes for a new nurse
A repeat customer, who likes to challenge me, wanted a treat for a friend who had been accepted to study nursing at University.   I was stumped initially, and she sent over some images for inspiration.  They were great, and I agreed to the order as I had a ...
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