Baking as Education: Quick Gingerbread Biscuit

“Children are gifts. They are not ours for the breaking. They are ours for the making.” Dan Pearce   Praise is an important aspect of interpersonal communication with young children, aimed to motivate achievement and expected behaviour. With regard to young children the praise from adults provides a basic knowledge, on which basis children will learn […]

She Walks in Beauty: Claudia’s Shoes

True and simple beauty, Claudia inspired the true and simple beauty of a pair of sugarshoes…    She Walks in Beauty (By Lord George Gordon Byron) She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes; Thus […]

A Baker in the Making: Molly’s Halloween Pumpkin Cake

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Socrates A simple, but most satisfying reason to bake should be the fact that it is a fun activity combined with joyful results that anyone can be proud of. When I was younger I often looked through my mum’s baking books which […]

Sweet Perfection: Hidden Design and Surprise Inside….

“How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life.” Marcus Aurelius    I would not actually bravely call myself an expert professional baker by any means, but by all means I have baked a lot of cakes in my life. I am usually determined to get the cakes looking as perfect as […]

Truly Dramatic Dress on a Carrot Cake: Unusual Choice of Wedding Colours

“Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.” Paulo Coelho   Finding a rainbow is a truly magical experience, but with a vast array of basic colours and colour-combinations to choose from, it’s easy to become lost when trying to immortalize the experience…  […]

Eating my Grandmother’s old Negligee and Jewelry? Vintage Inspired Lace and Pearl Cupcakes

“It is difficult to see why lace should be so expensive; it is mostly holes.” Mary Wilson Little    By all means, that would not be a good idea…however…sugar lace is a fully edible, flexible, multi-purpose icing with a delicate flavour that has a structure strong enough for creating the most delicate, fine, completely lace-like […]

Zala Cube: a Marvelous Chocolaty Treat

“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” Buddy Valastro Zala is a county (comitatus or megye) in south-western Hungary where I am originally from and all my family members still live there. It is named after its large river the Zala. The […]

An artistic Fairytale Birdcage Cake

Contemporary art manifests itself in many different forms, from traditional media such as paintings and drawings to more recently developed approaches that use digital, time-based media to create unique works. It would be questionable by some art critics whether sugar, flour and egg can be classed as a resources of art but when looking at […]

A Posh Dress for a Simple Cake: Reasons to Love Chocolate

Not so convinced about eating lots of chocolate? In Heaven, chocolate has no calories and is served as the main course. Eating chocolate is good for humans! It is not the commercial, highly fat- and sugar-filled, 20% chocolate-imitation that supports the body, but the hearty, dark,  70% cocoa mass! Chocolate makes people live longer as researchers at […]