I am so excited to announce a new baking class with some yummy new recipes – is there anything better than gingerbread sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce on a chilly winters day! It would be such a honor to show you a few tips and tricks when making these delicious never fail treats – email hello@madefromscratch.co.nz to book your place. x

Happy Friday everyone, I hope that you have had a lovely week. I’ve been dying to share the easy how to for the glitter cake toppers since positing the delicious Ruffle Cake I made for Kaitlin’s birthday. They are the perfect little DIY for the weekend and take no time at all, which is perfect when you want to add a little sparkle to a special birthday cake – or any cake really! I’d love to know what you have planned for the weekend, I’m having a girly morning of craft markets with a very lovely friend and then enjoying a lazy weekend with my hubby. Have a lovely weekend everyone, I’d love to see what sweet cake toppers you make. x

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Banana Bread

Oh my, I don’t have the words to thank you all enough  for your incredibly lovely comments about the baking class, I am so overwhelmed thank you! Here is a lovely and easy banana bread recipe to get you through these chilly winter days that we’re having a that moment, it goes beautiful with warm caramel sauce and a warm cup of tea – I served slices of this at the baking class on Saturday and it was a huge hit!

I have also announced the date for my second baking class, it is Saturday the 4th of August from 11am – 2pm we will be covering the same recipes from the first for anyone that wasn’t able to attend, I will also be announcing more dates with other recipes shortly. There is a limit of 6 people per class, so be sure to get in quickly to secure a place. Email me at hello@madefromscratch.co.nz for more information. x

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Oh my, the 21st of July 2012 was the most amazing afternoon, it was my very first baking class for Made From Scratch. I was so honoured to teach six very lovely ladies how to make red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing, brownies and lemon curd from scratch. We had a wonderful afternoon of drinking tea, nibbling on teaspoon cookies, baking, chatting, decorating our cupcakes and of course enjoying our spoils at the end. My main goal for these classes is to be able to share with you my passion for baking, show you how to make delicious home made treats for your family but also bend the rules a little – who says a baking class can’t be a beautiful afternoon tea with flowers, bunting and little goodie bags to take home? I have been completely blown away by all the support that I have had for these classes – thank you so much Ellie from Jel Photography who took the stunning photos and video that you see, my beautiful Mum thank you so much for keeping the kitchen and Kora in order you were a life saver, the lovely Lucy Olive who designed the sweet recipe cards, my blog and for everything else that you have ever done for me! And of course the gorgeous ladies who attended to the class, without you this wouldn’t have been possible and I hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did! I can’t wait to release the dates for the next classes, but for now enjoy the photos from the first. x

If you would like to attend one of my baking classes, please email me at hello@madefromscratch.co.nz for more information.

Hello everyone, how was your weekend? Oh my, mine was amazing, thank you all so much for the lovely feedback about my first baking class – I promsie I will tell you all about it and show you the pretty photos soon! I couldn’t believe my eyes when the very lovley Linda from Classic Wedding Invitations submited their incredible laser cut invites, how gorgeous are they! I love that you get a little ring in the invite to keep forever as a sweet reminder of such a special day – be sure to have a look at their site, I promise you will fall madly inlove with their work, it’s just so clever!

If you have something that you would like to share, you can sumbit your work here. x

Happy Friday everyone, I hope that you have had a absolutely wonderful week. Mine has been amazing, I am forever blown away by your amazing support, comments and kind words about everything that I share with you – you’ll never know how grateful I am to have you apart of my life. I am beyond excited that tomorrow is my very first baking class, baking really is such a passion and I am so honored to be able to share my tips and tricks with you! Thank you to the very lovely ladies who are attending, you are so wonderful and I have a few little surprises planned for you! I hope to do many more classes in the future and would love to hear of some things that you would like to learn… gorgeous ruffle layer cakes anyone? I hope that you have a lovely weekend planned, I promise that there will be a lot of photos from Jel Photography of the class for everyone to see. Again thank you all so much, you mean the world to me. x

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Meringue

 I love the endless options you have when making meringue, classic pavlova, meringue layer cakes, little kisses and of course the crowd pleasing lemon meringue pie. All are incredible and rather easy to make, I’d love to know your favorite meringue recipe. x

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I have wanted to start doing a few baking classes for a while and since announcing the classes on Facebook I have been completely blown away by the response – I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such amazing readers! Baking and cooking from scratch is my number one passion and I would be so honored to share some of my tips and tricks with you from the comfort of our home while learning about the joy of baking and of course having a lot of fun – you’ll also get to meet our sweet puppy Kora! Please see below for all the information about my first baking class and if you would like to join please don’t hesitate to email me at hello@madefromscratch.co.nz I would love to hear from you. x

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