Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Best ever! - Dairy free and egg free chocolate cake

Today one of my staff members Karina came to work with the following recipe for a customer. Not only that she'd gone one step further and made a batch for us to try. Now I'd heard about this cake a lot as Karina makes it for one of her nephews with allergies. But I never knew it tastes SO GREAT! So I'm thrilled to be sharing the recipe with you today. 

It is rich and dark and oh so moist!

185g Flour
3T Cocoa
250g Sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
15ml white vinegar
90ml oil
250ml water
1tsp vanilla essence

Pre heat oven to 180C. Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Combine liquid ingredients. Add liquid to dry ingredients and stir quickly. Bake 40 minutes. Cool 10 mins and turn out of pan. (serves 7 - can be doubled)

Monday, October 15, 2012

NZCDG conference in Masterton November 3rd & 4th

November 3rd & 4th 2012 - the NZ Cake Decorators Guild conference will be held at the Copthorne in Masterton. Conference registration has now closed. However parts of the conference are open to anyone. Including the exhibition hall of display cakes as well as competition cakes, flowers & plaques (of which the theme is the Tui Brewery).

The sales tables is also open to the public. Kiwicakes will be there, along with other traders from around NZ. We're very lucky - my good friend Esme (from Tv's Chelsea Hottest Home Baker) will be demonstrating some wonderful Kiwicakes products over the weekend. Including our awesome silicone moulds, Cricut Cake Mini, Nutrafresh fresh fruit powders & more!. Come say hi and introduce yourself - it's great to be able to put faces to names.

Here's how to find the Copthorne - High St Masterton

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cake class in Wellington

For those of you in Wellington, you may be interested in the class held at Trends, with the highly talented Pauline Nunns. Click on photo for full details.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween at Kiwicakes - written by Grandma Kiwicakes

I have been quite excited with all the new Halloween items. As a small child growing up in Scotland, it was an exciting time at a dismal time of year. We carved turnips to make Jack of Lanterns, bobbed for apples, went trick or treating, had toffee apples a rare treat in postwar Britain with the scarcity of sugar, a great time was had by all.

At Kiwicakes we have some great ideas for making in the holidays with the kids.

Two great cake pans , these are the heavy dimensions pan, the skull (only available at this time of year then its another year before we can get more ) limited numbers available.

Also from the same maker this amazing skeleton in a coffin also limited numbers

For the cupcake makers we have these lovely skeleton cupcake wraps

and a  dark cupcake stand to stand them on


Bone pans also useful for the dog lover after Halloween as are these bone sprinkles

Heaps of Halloween chocolate moulds 3 D Rats, skulls, coffins bats and much much more.

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