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Baking Emulsions

So this week I decided I would try to make Red Velvet Cupcakes. In doing so I did some research into how to get the best authentic flavour and colour. So many recipes led me to Lorann’s Baking Emulsions and what a magic discovery that has been for my baking. Baking Emulsions are water-based flavourings that don’t bake out like traditional alcohol-based extracts. The added bonus is that they are gluten-free & nut-free.

Copha

So I’m a little late to the party, but I want to talk about Copha. Copha is 99% coconut oil, gluten free, palm oil free and importantly remains stable in room temperature up to 36 degrees Celsius, perfect for hot Australia weather. When I think of copha my mind immediately goes to chocolate crackles. However, of late it was brought to my attention how great copha is in buttercream, and then I started researching and unearthed a huge array of recipes that use the ingredient. That being said here is a quick overview of some of the best recipes using copha I have found.

Renovating your Bathroom

There’s something about a newly renovated bathroom that just makes you feel pampered and relaxed. For some reason it makes me feel even more clean and fresh. On top of that it can add massive value to your home, if done properly. It important to speak to those in the know about property before you…

Valentine’s Day

My first Valentines was a box of roses chocolates, hidden in the desk of my Year 6 classroom. I have to say that although I had not feelings to reciprocate to the lovely boy that left them there, I felt like a princess. Maybe it was the surprise of it all or that feeling that someone thought I was special enough to actually bother to buy me chocolates and wait to see my reaction.

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Previously a teacher, I am a full time mum to two handsome boys. I’d like to be the best Mumma so I’m working towards becoming a freelance writer. I love spending time with family and friends and drinking lots of coffee. My blog is a space to share my experiences and what I’ve learned.

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