Shangri-La Sketch your Cake

  It’s amazing with today’s weather that we all turn up in one piece! Gale force winds and thunder at the very moment each of us is attempting to get to our bi-monthly Sketch your Cake event. But sketchers are …

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Cakes Glorious Cakes

What beautiful 3 tiered cake display stands arrived at our table for our Sketch your Cake High Tea. Here we are at Boronia House, gazing at the table which would be ours, and the colours of the old-fashioned style tea …

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An Everlasting Weekend

It’s all a bit confusing having Easter in late March. Usually I know exactly what day it is when I wake. Now each of the 4 days feels like Saturday, or is it Sunday? Not that I don’t enjoy having …

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L’art Sauvera le Monde

That is what it said inside the wrapper of our papillotte. Art will save the world. Quote Platon. Who’d have thought you’d find such a truth inside a shiny chocolate wrapper. Here we were at the first of our 5 …

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The Door Bell chimes. Who could it be?

  Is it a lost stranger? Is it a Jehovah’s Witness? An axe murderer? No no, it’s Adeline. There she stands smiling, with 3 slices of Tarte au Chocolat on a plate and they are for me! This is made …

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Little Treats on a Wet Day

I’m doing some cake sketches at the moment. We were out walking the dog on a very sunny Saturday and I decided to drop into Adriano Zumbo’s Manly hideaway and choose a couple of exquisite little cakes so that I …

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Chocolate as Art

    Today was a wonderful day. Two important things happened. 1•  Joanna & Olivier arrived all the way from snowy Paris.    2•  They brought chocolate. You could be forgiven for thinking that we in the colonies don’t get …

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