If You’ve Ever Wondered What Would Happen If Banoffee Pie And Tiramisu Had A Baby Then It’s Your Lucky Day: Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

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For our thirtieth birthdays – er, not very long ago, maybe it was even last year – my bestie Mary and I decided to go to New York. The trip was unequivocally centred around two things: shopping and eating cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery. We shopped every single day, and it’s safe to say that we are the worst/best shopping influence on each other – YOU HAVE TO BUY THAT - culminating in the performance of our lives by shopping for 12 hours straight in an outlet store heaven.  Halfway through we stopped for 5 minutes to toss back a cheeseburger each in the same way that marathon runners grab bottles of electrolyte water in the middle of a run. So epic was this shopping event that we both felt nauseous afterwards, mine further compounded by the Commonwealth Bank calling me to see if my credit card had been stolen by some criminal with a penchant for Fendi and Michael Kors.

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When People Say They Ate Their Weight In Cake, They Probably Just Ate One Of These Vanilla Glazed Lemon Pound Cakes

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I wish I were more mature than to snigger at the word pound, but unfortunately I am not. Sorry. While we’re here, I also confess to laughing at pictures of suggestive looking vegetables on the internet and could barely contain myself when I recently passed by the Batter Fluffy Flaps pancake shop in Singapore.

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A Life Lesson On Sprinkles And The Most Heavenly Vanilla Cupcakes With Creamy Milk Chocolate Ganache

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Whenever anyone asks me to make a cake for them, I have a little private panic attack. I’m like an iceberg, all cool and icy calm on top but under the surface I’m a giant mass of frozen anxiety. I am a cake perfectionist. I want the cake to be the most amazing cake ever in the history of the world which is putting myself under some unnecessary pressure and the inevitable failure to live up to the impossible standards I have set. Especially when there’s a timeframe with which make the cake, the fact that it has to hold up for a length of time and also withstand the judgement of friends and random people. Random people are the scariest of them all.

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