Christmas Cookie Exchange and little DIY projects

It is the countdown to Christmas! Have you been busy planning and organising? If not, get on with it, take the time to plan a celebration. Gather up your family and friends and make sure you all have a good time. One good place to start is to throw a cookie exchange party. A beautiful …

Dima’s Top 10 Cookie Baking Tips

Here is a quick post to help you with your cookie baking… Cookies like cakes are dependent on precise measurements. Make sure to measure your ingredients precisely to achieve best results. (This is important for all things baked, as ratios of dry to liquid ingredients is what creates the desired results) Cookies are not Bread. …

Festive Gingerbread Baking

“Run, Run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I am a gingerbread man!”  That is what comes to my mind when I think gingerbread cookies! A quote from the gingerbread man story we all read in childhood. Funny how some stories stay with us! Even funnier how these little cookies provoke lines of the …

Royal Icing FAQ

It’s the time of year again, when we rave about cookie decoration I have been receiving your emails regarding cookie decorations and royal icing, and have attempted to reply to each one, but since there are lots of them, and due to the overly busy schedule right now, I decided to write a post about …

In an Emirati Home – It Is All About Heritage & Culture

Happy National Day, UAE! In celebration of National Day, I had been invited over a fellow blogger’s home to learn about Emirati Cuisine. Arwa Loutah, opened her home to welcome us and share her family’s food traditions and recipes. A simple gesture that so profoundly reflects her pride and love of her local cuisine, her …

“I ♥ UAE” Say it with food! – Themed Cardamom Sugar Cookie Cutouts

United Arab Emirates National Day is just a few days away I remember when I was catering, this part of the year was extremely busy. At this point I would have been working on National Day Edible Arrangements, gifts, edible party favours and themed foods… Food is a fabulous medium for expression! For ages, people …

How To Cover A Cake with Fondant, A Complete Guide

  Practice Always Makes Perfect Here is how you can cover a cake with Fondant.   Covering a cake with fondant instantly transforms it into an elegant and eye catching cake. Fondant & sugar paste give a velvety finish to the cake, making the overall appearance look clean, tidy and appealing. A covered cake no longer …

What to do with Leftover Cakes? Top 10 Tips

When it comes to leftovers, there is always a way to turn them into fabulous treats. They do not have to go to waste! When the leftovers are actually cake, there is a million things you can do! What you can’t do, is let those cakes go to waste!! Top 10 Tips to turn leftover …