Cake Fairy Tales

Life's better with cake and a sprinkle of fairy dust

The 100th post

The 100th post on this blog is a sad one. That first post “About Me” should have provided some clue that I’m no little miss sunshine and as much as … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cornflake Cookies recipe

These cookies are quite nice, buttery rich, not too sweet and full of addictive crunch. I adapted the recipe I found here. It’s also a very easy recipe that kids can … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thor Hammer Cake

The man asks for a Thor birthday cake, but shows up at the party dressed as…. CAPTAIN AMERICA. Complete with mask and all. But I think he left his shield … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

It’s a zoo out there!

In a week or so, the little imps in the family turn another year older. It seemed like only months ago that I’d baked them a Power Rangers’ cake for their … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 7 Comments

Of flying dumbbells and a petrified koi

If the first day of the year gives any inkling about the remaining 364 days to come, then 2014 doesn’t seem too hot for me. You see, I spent 1st … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Date A Girl Who Bakes

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Shutterstock Date a girl who is determined to stay all night to bake a hundred red velvet cupcakes for a brunch the next day and…

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Craziest Week in 2013, yet

This is the craziest week in 2013, yet. Baked a beer mug birthday cake, a cute ruffles proposal cake, twelve family-sized apple pies for a charity bake sale and a … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Of Unicorns, Rainbows and A Jerky Taxi Ride

This probably qualifies as the tallest cake ever baked in my kitchen to date. A three-tier rainbow cake covered in Swiss meringue buttercream rosettes with a fondant unicorn topper to … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 8 Comments

Fondant ruffles and sugar lace

I’ve heard of edible lace for a while now, watched the Youtube videos, hankered after all the Sugarveil kits that the “experts” claim to be so easy to use. Honestly, … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bedhead Ariel and her Googly-eyed Friends

I’ve not baked for nearly 2 whole weeks. Started a new teaching assignment that takes me miles (and nearly ten hours, including commute) away from my kitchen every day, Monday … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Two bunnies, bunches of carrots and a miniature Jack the Ripper

A friend requested this bunny carrot cake for her 3-year-old who, according to the mum, “loves bunnies, Hello Kitty and ice-cream”. A pint-sized, very sweet-looking angel greeted me at the … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Princess Doll Birthday Cake

Sorry about the fuzzy picture! Our kitchen (which came with the place) has the most horrible down-lighting imaginable, casting hideous shadows everywhere, especially on tall cakes. Taking pictures of cakes … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Purple Sweet Potato Mont Blanc

I love the perfume of freshly peeled purple sweet potatoes. It’s a romantic mix of floral notes of rose, lavender, lychee. Today I tried to marry this fragrance with a … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

I Grow Old but Never Grow Up

Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Halloween Meringue Ghouls

Boo! Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dragon Birthday Cake

I am not usually a grump. Mondays, like any other day, are not usually this bad for me. I always manage to tell myself that it’ll get better as the … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Heart Piñata Cookies

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss Rolled cookies are a pain to make. Especially with … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Smoked Sea Salt and Poppy Seed Loaf

I bought a pack of Maldon Smoked Sea Salt recently, thinking it would add a little something extra to our steak dinners. Sadly, the smokey flavour was hardly detectable when … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

My Secret Tableware Addiction

I have a secret to confess. You know how some people lust after beautiful clothes, bags, shoes or fancy cars? I lust after tableware. I have a secret tableware addiction. … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Baby Dragon Cake

My little niece, lovingly dubbed the Dragon Lady by her parents, turned one last week, so I baked her a baby dragon cake. According to the Chinese zodiac, Dragon babies … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

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