Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Whenever I have too much fruit I make an upside down cake. And I thought how delicious and decadent would it be to make an upside down cake with the champagne baked rhubarb. I gently curled the rhubarb around the base of the sugared cake pan, then poured the batter over the top and slidContinue reading “Rhubarb Upside Down Cake”

Katherine Sabbath Inspired Birthday Cake

Two weeks ago I celebrated my 30th birthday. The celebrations seemed to last for  days, which I was more than happy with. My birthday fell on a Wednesday and in the months leading up to the date I ummed and ahhhed about whether to have a party or not. Not enjoying being the center ofContinue reading “Katherine Sabbath Inspired Birthday Cake”

Spiced Poached Pear and Almond Cake

I don’t menu plan, it’s all the rage right now, apparently it’s supposed to save you time and money. That’s great, but what about a daily dose if use-your-imagination? I get frustrated that I’m boxed in, that there’s no flexibility, no choice, no spur of the moment kitchen flare. So each morning, I look inContinue reading “Spiced Poached Pear and Almond Cake”

Banana and Walnut Loaf

DD (Due Date) is just under 3 weeks away.  It’s getting very close and very real! Ok, I know that sounds silly because how can it not be real with the ginormous belly in front of me.  I mean, how can it not be real now that there’s a car seat in my back seatContinue reading “Banana and Walnut Loaf”

Upside Down Peach Syrup Cake

We have this weird block behind our house.  It’s land locked, 572m2 (most of which is the drive way), and it’s completely bare except for a peach tree. For about a week a year, the peach tree become so laden with fruit that the branches reach down to the ground.  So, throughout that week forContinue reading “Upside Down Peach Syrup Cake”

Awkward Coffee Lounge

Awkward is a funky coffee lounge in the centre of Geelong.  It’s a warm, welcoming space, where Tash, the owner, barrister, baker, and front of house, welcomes you with a smile and a chat, like an old friend. Tash, previously work in the hospitality/wedding industry and had a small cupcake business on the side.  ButContinue reading “Awkward Coffee Lounge”