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Nothing says Australia Day like Lamingtons!

Australia Day to be means a hot summer day, sausages on the barby and a traditional jam filled sponge square dipped in chocolate icing and tossed in coconut cake... of course! A lamington!!    Well this year I have changed it up a little bit by turning my favorite flavoured cake.. yes you all probably know if it by now.. Red Velvet!! Into a lamington! Yes this has been one of the best creations I think I have come up with so far in the way of using my red velvet cake recipe.  So I wanted to say a big Happy Australia Day to all of you Auzzies and also people from a far! You can celebrate the day by...

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Allergy free chocolate cake never tasted so good!

I have had a lot of requests over the last year for allergy free cakes. I have done some research into finding not only dairy, gluten and egg free cakes but ones that are also super moist and tasty so I thought I would share one of my favorites with you!  These are my dairy and egg free chocolate cakes. This recipe will make 12 small cupcake size cakes or 1 x 8 inch round cake. For a dairy free frosting make up a batch of buttercream but substitute the butter for nuttelex and milk for soy or lactose free. To make a gluten free version, just substitute the flour with a gluten free alternative.    Egg and Dairy-Free Chocolate...

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Monzter Cakes launches it's online journey!

I am very excited to welcome you to my new website Monzter Cakes.  Previously trading as Crafty Cakes I attended local markets, stocked local cafes with my cookies, slices and macarons and made beautiful wedding, birthday and celebration cakes. After three years of trading under this name I have decided to change to Monzter Cakes and this comes with the launch of my exciting new website! You can now purchase my cookies, macarons, cake pops and cakes online. Take a browse through my gallery if you have a special occasion coming up and want to get some ideas of what to order to make your day extra special. I will also be posting some delicious recipes in the future so follow my...

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Monzter Cakes becomes a wholesaler!

I am now stocking cafes all around Melbourne with my beautiful fondant decorated gingerbread/vanilla cookies, macarons and slices! You can now purchase my cakes and cookies with your coffee order on a daily basis.  This year I am focusing on wholesaling to cafes, delis and independent food stores, it is proving to be a fantastic way to grow my business! And not to mention I get to meet and network with lots of amazing people. I have to say a big thank you to The Parlor Kitchen in Beaumaris for always making me a delicious chai when I stock them up every week! (Cheers to them in the photo!) They also have an incredible breakfast, lunch and dinner Menu! To...

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Delicious Chocolate Souffle - Such an easy dessert to whip up!

So last night I had a couple joining my partner and I for dinner. I love baking as much as I do cooking, so when it comes to dinner parties I love to go all out and cook delicious homemade food which could be considered "restaurant style" I guess! Entree and main I had covered. I made home made goats cheese, ricotta and pine nut ravioli on the weekend which was in the freezer ready to go for main. And for Entree I have always wanted to cook scallops so I decided on Orange Miso Scallops with black rice, yum! Dessert I usually prep ahead of time so that I can focus on cooking and entertaining my guests. But tonight...

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