Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Dec 10 2014


Made little soaps as Christmas gifts - and a batch of green patchouli hearts for me. Technically I didn't make any soap, I just bought a huge block of glycerin and some essential oil scents and did the whole melt, mix, mold thing. But still. Semi handmade soap for the win!
Soaps Dec 9 2014
I attempted to make little coffee scrub bars, which are those brown ones with the black stuff. I know now that I should have mixed the coffee grounds with some of the melted soap base since a lot of the grounds didn't stick, but they still turned out cute and do their job. I also used little candy molds instead of larger soap bar molds - partly because I already had candy molds - but the little shapes are just so much cuter than some boring rectangle! Cheers!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Fly Away Fruit

We had a diabetic in the restaurant last night, so they couldn't eat any of our desserts. I was asked to make up a fruit plate for them, but I didn't want it to be blah and boring, either to eat or make! So I had a ball making an apple-swan and prettying up the dish with fruit and berries.

Fruit platter Dec 5 2014 My Chef told me the guest really loved the presentation and was very happy. Just because something is simple doesn't mean it has to be plain! Cheers!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lovin' Pavlova

I'm making the vanilla pavlova with lemon curd and fruit for the restaurant this week.
Mini pavlova and lemon curd I've very happy with my plating, and I'm glad I decided to grill the mango slices, it really helped polish things off and give it character. Cheers!