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Photo’s Are Important

Good photography really matters especially when it comes to your cakes and baked goodies - I am not sure where to begin with this blog as it’s bound to offend someone but I figure if it helps a few people, then I’ve done a good deed for the week. So many awesome cakes online to drool over…
Stunning cake!

Married At First Sight – Cake 5 – Lauren & Andrew

Beach chic for Lauren and Andrew's wedding. Celebrated at the uber trendy Wylie's Baths at Coogee, this location was drop dead gorgeous. [caption id="attachment_824" align="alignnone" width="300"] Stunning cake![/caption] Though.... the stairs to deliver a bloody heavy 4 tier cake down by were treacherous!!! I could barely walk down them, I don't know how hubby managed…
Giant Magnolia Sugar Bloom

Married At First Sight – Cake 4 – Alene & Simon

Alene and Simon's wedding was cute to watch. The combining of cultures. The quirky brides maid... [caption id="attachment_816" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dance floor boogie..[/caption] The cake needed to be a little more classic and the brief included Alene's heritage, so drawing upon previous cakes I have designed for middle eastern heritage cakes, it needed a touch…
Nadia and Anthony's showstopper wedding cake

Married At First Sight – Cake 3 – Nadia & Anthony

Wedded on the Sea Deck on Sydney's gorgeous Sydney Harbour, this was my FAVOURITE wedding cake of all 6!!! Nadia and Anthony were such a stunning looking couple so their cake had to be an equal knock out! [caption id="attachment_807" align="alignnone" width="300"] Nadia and Anthony's showstopper wedding cake[/caption] This one I truly went to town…
Michael and Scarlett's Wedding Cake

Married At First Sight – Cake 2 – Scarlett & Michael

Michael and Scarlett's wedding was very different from the first wedding. Held at Le Montage at Leichhardt, part of the Navarro group, this cake needed to be a little more edgy, fun and on trend for this couple. [caption id="attachment_793" align="alignnone" width="300"] Michael and Scarlett's Wedding Cake[/caption] Combining the ongoing fashion of semi scrapped naked…
Cheryl and Jonathan's Cake

Married At First Sight – Cake 1 – Cheryl And Jonathan

Well... what a start to series 4! I was glued to the tv.. if I wasn't cringing at the awkwardness of the first wedding, I was crying tears of joy at the second one! But frankly, who cares about the weddings.... Did you see our first cake!!! [caption id="attachment_779" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cheryl and Jonathan's Cake[/caption] This gorgeous…
Danishes!

The Great Australian Bake Off – Episode 7 – Pastry Week!

Oh... My ... God.... Pastry ..... is there anything more divine than biting into a flaky crunchy pastry, filled with your favourite things... the buttery goodness.. the naughtiness of it..... I think I gained 3 kilos just in test baking this week's challenges but I used that as the excuse as I am a glut…
Flamming Pumpkins!

The Great Australian Bake Off – Episode 6 – Retro Week

Ahh retro week... think pav's, think Melting Moments, think red skins and toffee apples... then think disaster! I think this week I had just about every equipment failure you can imagine... so let's start.... Signature - the Swiss Roll! After test baking a few recipes I found one that was superb. So soft and rolled…
Hamburger anyone? Monica Cavallaro

The Great Australian Bake Off – Episode 5 – Bread Week!

Ahh bread week - nothing more therapeutic than kneading bread... that aroma as it bakes...the air thick with yeast and so many puns it's guaranteed to make you roll your eyes! LOVED bread week. I had SOOOOO much fun test baking ideas, dough after dough, tweaking, testing, mixing it up....eating...... What an awesome bake week.…
Chocolate Espresso Mousse Cups

The Great Australian Bake Off – Episode 4 – Chocolate Week…..

Ahhhhh chocolate week - shoulda... coulda... woulda.... It's late May early June... should be nice and cold in the shed right? WRONG! 32 degrees.... try tempering chocolate in that heat... Started with a signature bake, a delicious s'moreish slice - notice the cheeky play of words to incorporate Moreish Cakes into my bake? It was…
Monica Cavallaro - Showstopper - Ombre Challenge

The Great Australian Bake Off – Episode 1 – Behind The Scenes…..

[caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Monica Cavallaro - Showstopper - Ombre Challenge[/caption] First episode saw a little craziness in the shed as we were 12 deer's caught in on coming headlights, getting to know new equipment, new ingredients, new people and how to interact with camera's and crew - it was truly over whelming..... We did…
Press Release Monica Cavallaro

Press Release – The Great Australian Bake Off – 2016

Am so excited to announce that I am one of 12 fabulous bakers on this season of The Great Australian Bake Off for 2016.  Hosted by Claire Hooper and Melinda Butler, judged by Maggie Beer and Matt Moran, the 2016 series is set to be a great season as we build our Australian followers.   Distributed through…