“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, […]
Sun rays on bare skin. Cloudless cerulean skies. Crickets punctuating the muggy summer air with their unwavering high pitched cries. Afternoons so blindingly bright that everywhere you look is an overexposed picture. Flushed cheeks, floaty cotton dresses, long hair swept up in ponytails. Leaves a verdant green. An occasional breeze whooshes by. Sighs of relief. […]
Oddly, I felt like typing up a rather lengthy side story a few hours ago but now I would rather just talk about this cake, which would take just a moment really because there are not many words needed.
So as you can tell from the very innovative title, today’s post is going to be all about waxing lyrical about the beauty of edible flowers and how they elevate a rather plain appearance to something that looks a thousand times more gorgeous.
Every once in a while I would step into my living room in mid-afternoon when the sun is customarily at its warmest and brightest only to find it tinged in muted grey, as though the heavy clouds outside that were about to give way to a million rain droplets floated their way indoors. Last Saturday […]
I wish I could offer more in the way of prose but it’s exam season and the clock is ticking so I hope that the pictures are sufficiently descriptive. In essence, five years ago on my previous blog I made a strawberry white chocolate layer cake that was extremely well received for reasons I still […]
These seasonal references just won’t stop but I guess it’s hard to when your baking choices draw so much inspiration from what’s currently available in the supermarkets. Summer flavours don’t necessarily stop at citrus – there are so many other fruits without that telltale tartness that are also strong summer contenders – but if there […]
I got a new macro lens! Innovative title I know but that’s sort of the secondary focus of this post (after the dessert itself) because all these pictures are taken with the new lens. It’s strangely challenging to adjust to – the angle at which I have to shoot from is so different from when […]
It wasn’t my intention to proceed into the realm of summer themed bakes just yet seeing that we still have two weeks of spring left, but kiwis are in season after all, and surely coconut and then rum follows after.