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Chocolate Cake

Classic Chocolate Cake

What you need:

  • Boiling water – 500ml
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • Butter – 245g
  • Cocoa – 90.5g
  • Plain Flour – 400g
  • Caster Sugar – 475g
  • Bicarbonate of Soda – 2 teaspoons
  • 4 eggs
  • Baking powder – half teaspoon
  • Vanilla Essence – 1.5



  1. Turn on the oven and preheat it to 200 degrees
  2. Bring water to a boil and pour over cocoa and whisk until smooth
  3. Mix in flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt
  4. In a separate bowl, mix cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in 1 egg at a time then add in Vanilla essence. Then add flour mix with cocoa mix
  6. Spread evenly between 3 medium containers
  7. Bake for 25mins



An awesome Chocolate Cake – Classic!

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Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake

A nice holiday treat for all of you out there. Now I know this post is a little late for Christmas but you may want to consider this recipe for next year. You can use the earlier months and have a couple of trial runs during the year J

A Christmas Cake for the family to enjoy.



  • chopped dried dates – 2.5 cups
  • sultanas – 1.5 cups
  • currants – 1.5 cups
  • packet red glace cherries – 150g
  • unsalted butter – 250g
  • brown sugar – 1.5 cups
  • sweet sherry – 0.5 a cup
  • cup water – 0.25 a cup
  • eggs – 7
  • breakfast marmalade – 2 tablespoon
  • plain flour – 1.5 cups
  • self-raising flour – 0.5 cup
  • mixed spice – 1 tablespoon
  • bicarbonate of soda – 0.5 tablespoon
  • pure icing sugar – 3.5 cups


  1. Grease a round cake pan with the following dimensions 22cm x 7cm-deep...
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Icing Guns

Icing Guns - do you need one?

Ever wanted to decorate a cake like the experts? Then you should really consider purchasing an Icing Gun. One of the most popular tools in a baker’s arsenal these little things can do wonders to any cake. A couple of things to look for when purchasing: Easy grip and trigger action, light weight and clear barrel to take the guess work out of refilling.


These items range from $9 to $49 and is easily accessible in any of the listed Cake Decorating Supply stores in Sydney.



How to use the icing gun to make biscuits:



300g butter, softened
165g sugar
2 eggs
500g flour


  • Cream the butter, sugar and eggs together to make your biscuits. Mix these together well and then add half the flour...
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