Monday, November 13

Cheerfully Charming Joey's Chocolate Berry Cake

This edible creation is so cheerful and appealing that I have dubbed it my "Cheerfully Charming Joey's Chocolate Berry Cake". 

I made this beautiful bake for a customer whose son attends St Joseph's College in Hunters Hill. Now the cake was destined to be displayed at a cake stall raffle and so the brief was to come up with something scrumptious but still eye catching. I decided to draw inspiration from the school's unique combination of colours -  a handsome distinct blue and striking cerise, or as referred to in French, cherry pink. 

My vivid pink real raspberry buttercream (made using dried raspberry powder) provided a deliciously fragrant wrapping to the moist chocolate cake within. This was split in half and filled with creamy chocolate icing, fresh new season Australian cherries, and my made-from-scratch strawberry jam. 

A crown like topping of voluminous organic egg white meringues were carefully positioned in place and delicately brushed with blue and pink layered edible colour. A sprinkling of fine blue toned sugar sand and silver edible glitter painted around the sides added additional interest and sparkle. 

I hope that the lucky winner of this special "Joey's" cake enjoyed sharing slices with their family and friends for afternoon tea. 

After all, my beautiful bakes are made to be eaten with enthusiasm. I always use great quality ingredients and make as many of the elements from scratch as is possible, in order to deliver a bake where flavour comes first! After all, the whole point of eating cake is to really savour every forkful and then find yourself wishing that you could lick the plate...not that you would of course! 

Sunday, November 5

Celebration Cakes and More Delivered to your Door!

Marathon Matt Cake - Classic moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, fresh raspberries, home made strawberry jam, luscious chocolate fudge icing, gold detailing, Callebaut Crispearls and organic eggwhite meringues. 

Apple Tree Cake - Oh so moist sweetly spiced apple cake with rosemary caramel icing, petite meringues and gold dust. 

More beautiful bakes made for eating with enthusiasm! My celebration cakes may be gorgeous to look at as you scroll through Instagram, Facebook and this food blog (especially the category "Baking Bliss"), but most importantly, they all live up to my motto of Flavour First.  After all, there is no point in purchasing and eating a custom baked cake unless it tastes great. That's what my boutique baking business is all about - baking from scratch to create something that tastes so sublime, it just has to be described as a beautiful bake!

Organic eggs, quality ingredients, research, tasting, testing and retesting means that every baked item that leaves my kitchen is made with dedication and delight. 

Lara's Gem Cake - Real raspberry-chocolate Decadent Red Velvet cake filled with vanilla mascarpone cream, fresh raspberries, wrapped in silky cream cheese icing with silver detailing and voluminous meringues and berries. 

I would love for my customers to smile as they sample that first forkful of cake or pie, or crunch into a robust cookie, take a mouthful of fragrant muffin, or lavishly spread my fresh focaccia or scones with butter to enjoy at their first bite. 

Vintage Va Voom Cake - Featherlight chocolate Swiss Roll generously filled with dried raspberry powder and fresh crushed raspberry creme fraiche, topped with blueberry puree chocolate icing, field flowers and petite meringues. 

Cabinet of Cookery is here to turn your baking dilemma into a delight, by baking for you. Too busy to make a batch of scones, biscuits or scrolls? Not sure how to bake and decorate a celebration cake? That's fine because I can do that for you! Are there certain work and school days that just make family dinners too hard to manage? Then order one of my pies or quiches with homemade pastry and dinner is done! 

I am happy to zip around the Sydney metro area and deliver your order straight to your door. 

Christmas is around the corner and I've already started a baking schedule, so order as soon as you can!  Place your order via the CONTACT button on this blog, or via

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Just A Mouthful - Individual profiteroles filled with vanilla mascarpone cream, glazed with bittersweet dark chocolate, gold dust and edible rose petals. 

Friday, October 13

Organic Egg, Herb and Spinach Quiche

Rich with organic eggs, herbs, spinach and Australian brie, my quiche is a winner when it comes to a lunch for many, or a dinner in a jiffy. 

The base is hand made buttery shortcrust pastry  - made from scratch - which deftly holds the filling, making slicing and serving a breeze. Perfect served with an abundant salad and shared during the week with family, or at a gathering with friends. 

Order your quiche and have it delivered to your door (Sydney metro). Also available caramelised leek, spinach and tarragon with sharp cheddar cheese.

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Sublime Swiss Roll

Another classic, this time of the sweet kind. It's almost hard to believe that four simple ingredients, when combined correctly, can produce something so sublime as the cake base of this Swiss Roll. 

I remember with great delight, the Swiss Rolls my mother would make. They were always especially welcomed during the hot Perth summers as a refreshing afternoon treat, especially when thickly spread with cold whipped cream.

Featherlight and soft and filled with my vanilla bean scented home made strawberry jam, whipped creme fraiche and cream, this is an afternoon tea delight that must be shared with family or friends. 

Order a fresh Swiss Roll, made with wholesome organic eggs, and I shall deliver to your door (Sydney metro). 

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The Best Olive Oil Banana Bread

My moist, Lomondo olive oil based "Banana Bread" is a delicious addition to the school lunchbox, as a "good morning" breakfast or brunch option, or as a much appreciated after school snack. Particularly handy for kids and adults who just don't have time to sit and eat breakfast and need something they can grab and go. 

This banana bread is neither greasy nor heavy and instead is rich with the aroma and flavour of freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and vitamin rich Australian grown bananas. 

Perfect to eat thickly sliced as is, or toasted and topped with a generous spread of mascarpone, creme fraiche, or butter and some extra slices of fresh, creamy bananas. Yum!

Order your freshly made banana bread and enjoy delivery to your door (Sydney metro). Better to order two loaves as this will be snaffled up quickly - it doesn't last long in my family of eight. Place an order via the CONTACT button or on
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Chicken, Leek and Tarragon Pie

You just can't beat the classics! This incredibly tasty, succulent savoury pie is densely packed with free range chicken poached in bay leaves and milk, fresh spring vegetables and the distinctive sweet, anise-like flavour of tarragon.  

A buttery, hand made from scratch shortcrust pastry - surpasses anything commercial out of a packet! - bundles up all those scrumptious simmered ingredients in each neat slice. 

Best of all, my "Chicken, Leek and Tarragon Pie" is available to order freshly baked and delivered to your door (Sydney metro). 

You can either eat it on the day of delivery, store in the fridge for the next meal or freeze for when you ned a wholesome dinner at the end of a hectic day. The dilemma of what to serve for dinner is over! 

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