Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

I am passionate about food. And cooking. And baking. And running. Come and find a new recipe, a funny story, some strong opinions and whatever else I feel like throwing in the mix today.

Archive for July, 2011

July 29th, 2011 by Clarabella

A week of Sugar and Cake

What a week. A whole week at Slattery for a sugarcraft course, and all I can say is that it was heaven. Bliss. Wonderful. I could have just stayed there forever. Just let me make cake and sugarpaste figures all day every day and I’ll be happy forever. Pity they are so inundated with job […]

July 22nd, 2011 by Clarabella

Modelling chocolate, and new and sticky experience

As I try to teach myself new techniques and how to work with new mediums in my hopeful new field, I sometimes come across interesting and fun things. Like modelling chocolate. Its interesting. And its fun.

July 19th, 2011 by Clarabella

Spaghetti & Meatballs

  Sometimes I eat too much sugar. I know this. I know its not healthy. I can’t help it. I love baking. When I have had an especially sugary day or two, I start craving salt and savoury, big time. And not just anything, something substantial, home cooked and flavourful. I had this particular craving […]

July 14th, 2011 by Clarabella

Apricot Breakfast Crisp

I had been neglecting breakfast for a while. It had been ages since I had made some vanilla-ey, banana-ey porridge, and I was in the breakfast doldrums. Dry toast or cardboardey cereal was getting me down. So I went looking for inspiration. First in the greengrocer down the road. I had originally gone in there […]

July 13th, 2011 by Clarabella

Pistachio Macarons

I have been beaten by the tricky macaron more times than I care to remember. There was the strawberry macaron mush incident, and then there was the lumpy chocolate macaron fiasco. But not one to sit down and take being beaten quietly (any more), and inspired by the brilliant bakery that is Paul’s where I […]