Sticky Maple Vanilla Cupcakes

Often the words gluten free, grain free, dairy free, gaps friendly, sugarfree & paleo may falsely lead you to thinking ‘complicated’?  Well, not this one friends.  This is all of the above, as well as SIMPLE, STICKY, SWEET and DELICIOUS, combining two of our…

S’s 3rd Birthday


It’s a wonderful time to get together with special friends and family to celebrate the life of a child or person when it is their birthday.  Our youngest daughter turned 3 and we had a wonderful day surrounded by love, laughter and fun. This…

Z’s 12th Birthday


With busy afternoon schedules of dancing and sport we had to squeeze in a quick birthday celebration afternoon tea for my eldest daughter this year.  She had chocolate-raspberry cupcakes for afternoon tea with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.  Luckily she double dipped and had…

B’s 3rd Birthday


My baby turned 3 this year.  The exciting thing about them getting older is that they have more understanding of their birthdays and can really share in the excitement of this special day.  Again we had special cousins, siblings, Granny’s and Aunts come to…

Z’s 10th Birthday


My eldest daughter celebrated her 10th birthday with 10 girlfriends invited for a slumber party.  They had an afternoon celebration with a fruit tower made from melons, strawberries and grapes, avocado dip and corn chips and Bubbly Cranberry Drink.  The number 10 birthday cake…

Z’s 6th Birthday


My eldest daughter’s birthday was celebrated with her cousins and grandmothers and aunts.  Being a winter birthday citrus is in season so the chosen birthday cake was an Orange & Almond cake…also a recipe of our famous friend Ni who invented Ni’s Million Dollar cake….

B’s 2nd Birthday


My youngest son’s 2nd birthday was celebrated with his cousins and siblings.  He had a teddy bear cake which turned out to be a little on the skinny side for a bear!  Our same favourite cake has been used here; Ni’s Million Dollar cake,…

S’s 5th Birthday


This is my youngest daughter’s 5th birthday cake ~ an owl.  Made with Ni’s Million Dollar Cake, covered in a thin layer of jam and whipped cream. We used desiccated coconut coloured with hoppers food colouring, shaved Loving Earth Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit and…

T’s 8th Birthday


Event:  T turned 8 this year and was longing to have a big birthday party and to invite many of his school friends.  This was his very first big party with both friends and family.   Theme:  T decided on an army party.  Children…

B’s 1st birthday


Once again, the go to birthday cake is Ni’s Million Dollar cake.  Covered in a thin spread of jam and whipped cream, then topped with sliced strawberries and shaved chocolate.