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After a rough few weeks – which I’ll fill you in on in my monthly recap – I finally have a new recipe post for you all, and one I’m really happy with! ☺️ Back in May, one of my favourite baking brands, Dollar Sweets, asked if they could send me some of their products to test out and review which I obviously said yes to!
As you can tell, I took my sweet time brainstorming ideas on what to make 😅 and even longer on actually making one of my ideas, as life in 2020 sure knows how to throw a lot of hurdles at you, which I’m sure you all understand quite well, as unfortunate as that is 🙃 Don’t worry though, because I have finally brought one of my ideas to life (and I have more fun, delicious ideas on their way too!), and at a perfect time too 😋
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For those who may be new around here, I usually try to base my July content on the likes of my long-term boyfriend Daniel. July is his birthday 🎉 – and we celebrate birthdays all month long around here! – and today’s post will mark THREE years in a row that I’ve shared a cheesecake recipe in July because he loves cheesecake 🍰 This was my first time making a chocolate cheesecake, and I’m super happy with how it came out! Now, enough talking, let’s get onto the recipe 👇
YOU WILL NEED:
♡ 200g Choc Ripple biscuits
♡ 60g butter, melted
♡ 450g cream cheese, room temperature
♡ 250g milk chocolate
♡ 400g can of sweetened condensed milk
♡ 2/3 cup icing sugar
♡ 1 tsp coffee flavour extract
♡ Edible gold leaf (gifted from Dollar Sweets)
♡ Silver and gold spray (gifted from Dollar Sweets)
♡ Chocolate mirror glaze (I used Dollar Sweets, this was NOT gifted, just something I wanted to try!)Read More »
Last month, Dani from Marshmallow Club – who I “met” through her Instagram account – allowed me access to her new online course on how to make marshmallows, called Marshmallow 101! Before I talk about Dani and the marshmallows I made I’ve got say that she offered me access to this as a pure act of kindness. She didn’t ask me to promote her course at all, she has no idea I’m even going to talk about it until I share this post.
Her exact words when she messaged me were “I thought of you straight away because I know you love giving things a go”, and I’m being 100% honest when I tell you that I teared up when I read that 😭🙌 Dani’s heart really is just as sweet as her marshmallows. I’ll always be grateful that, amongst all the hate that Instagram and the blogging world can have, it can do a lot of good too. It has allowed me to make friends with a lot of other creatives from around Australia and other countries.
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If you’ve followed me on here for a while, you may know that I’ve made marshmallows a few times before. Each time, I’ve tried a new recipe and each time, I’ve been confused and disappointed by the results of the texture. They’ve always looked fine, but the texture was always a huge let down. I’ve made some pretty fun designs actually: pink dice, lips shaped ones for Valentine’s Day, and “Pickle Rick” ones inspired by the TV show Rick and Morty.
A few years ago, Dani actually sent me some of her marshmallows to try and they were amazing. So, when she offered to let me try out her course, I knew this was going to the answer to my texture problem – and it WAS! Dani really does know her stuff. I had never taken an online course before, so I was really excited to add this to my list of things that I have tried – because, Dani is right, I do love trying new things! When it comes to creative endeavours, I want to try it all 🙌Read More »
I honestly can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I’ve shared a post inspired by The Powerpuff Girls! Ever since I started to do character-inspired jelly creations, I knew I had to create the girls’ iconic dresses, but it took me a few times to get it right.
My first try, I included a fourth layer for their hair, but it ended up being too much colour and you couldn’t tell what colour each layer was supposed to be. On my second try, I decided I wanted to make each layer of jelly by scratch so that there wasn’t so much leftover jelly – plus, that way you could make your jelly any kind of flavour that you’d like!
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Whilst I did achieve that, it was a lot of work to create four different flavoured jellies, so I decided to go back to packet jelly mix as I felt that would be easier for those at home who don’t have an extensive range of flavour extracts like I do to make your own homemade jelly.
Also, the middle layer for all three characters are made from cola cordial, and I felt like that went better with regular jelly, rather than “fancy” flavour extracts anyway! I’ll eventually share a recipe here on the blog in the future on how to make homemade jelly from flavour extracts, but for now, let me show you how to make The Powerpuff Girls’ iconic dresses from jelly 👇Read More »