Australia Day Lamington Ice-pops

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Australia Day Frozen Lamington

Lamingtons are a must as part of your Australia Day celebrations. Usually here in Melbourne it is really hot around Australia Day. This year however we are having much milder weather and everyone will be able to enjoy their celebrations. Continue reading

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Christmas 2015 Collection

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Christmas Roundup

I thought I would put together a small collection of what Christmas items we enjoyed and then follow up with recipes and details after the silly season. Continue reading

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Gingerbread House 2015

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Gingerbread House 2016

My gingerbread house this year was left to the very last minute. My grandson was not going to be able to help decorate it as in previous years. I was going to make the Zumbo special gingerbread house but decided I didn’t have enough time to finish for Christmas day. Continue reading

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A Very Merry Christmas 2015

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Santa Merry Christmas

The last few months have been somewhat hectic and I have been remiss to add posts to my blog, hopefully the New Year will change all this.

I would like to thank all my followers and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year.

 

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Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

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Decorated Cake

Everyone in this house loves apples, and what better than in a bundt cake. The added pecan nuts make it even better. I decided to make this cake and take it to an afternoon barbecue so that others could also enjoy the lovely flavours.

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Banana Choc Chip Cookies

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Banana Choc Chip Cookies

Like a lot of us I had some bananas that no one wanted to eat because the skins had gone brown, but the fruit inside was still good. Having tried banana bread recipes before and still having wastage, I decided to check out alternatives. 

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

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Now ok to go

It was a great day for Melbourne riders today to participate in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Each rider collected sponsors covering their ride raising much needed funds towards the cure for Prostrate Cancer. My son and grandson were part of the 452 riders taking part in this very worthy cause, raising around $92,228 in Melbourne alone. 

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Tasmania – Salamanca Hobart

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Close up of statue

I have been very quiet recently and that is partly due to travelling both overseas and local. So to ‘get back in the saddle’ I thought I would cover the recent trip to Tasmania, mainly Salamanca in Hobart. 

We flew to Tasmania with Tiger Air for the first time to Hobart and the flight was good. The new  T4 terminal  at Tullamarine Airport although not fully finished was fantastic. I think once completed it will be a really great addition to the airport with lots of shops and eateries for the consumer to enjoy.

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Minecraft Birthday Cake

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Minecraft cake completed.

I was asked recently to make a “minecraft” cake for Tyren’s 10th birthday. Apart from being aware that Minecraft was a game my grandson played on his X-Box I knew very little about it. I Googled as much information as possible to find out what this was all about so that I could get an idea of what I needed to do to make this cake.

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Regular Show Birthday Cake

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Kelly Birthday Cake

Recently it was my grandsons’ birthday and he is a keen fan of the Regular Show. He wanted his cake this year to incorporate a number of characters from the show, with the main ones being Mordecai and Rigby. Benson, Skips and Pops plus a few more were added to the bottom tier of the cake.

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