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Rich Coconut Cake

February is often considered to be the coldest and dreariest month of winter. Tired of the wet, chilly mornings, of the inevitable germs and endless layers of clothing, everybody longs for Spring and all the sunny, warm days that come with it. Yet, here is a recipe that will put a huge smile on your face and warm you to the bone, with it’s rich coconut taste, and deliciously creamy icing sprinkled generously with coconut shavings…

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Miniature Grapefruit Layer Cake

Pink is a delicate colour and often represents harmony and sweetness. It brings us back to happy memories of our childhood, has a calming effect on our emotions, bringing peace, relaxation, and satisfaction and relieves all negative feelings. Pink is also often affiliated with pink flamingos, an elegant and beautiful animal that symbolizes balance and harmony and teaches one to take time off so as to enjoy the simple pleasures of life… Continue reading “Miniature Grapefruit Layer Cake”

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Lemon & Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Yellow is an extremely symbolic colour and its meaning varies depending on the country: In Europe, yellow is considered to be the colour of amusement and optimism as well as ambivalence and contradiction. In China and other parts of Asia, yellow has strong historical and cultural associations: considered to be the colour of happiness, glory, and wisdom, yellow represents “the middle”, which is one of the five directions of the compass. China is called “The Middle Kingdom” and The Emperor’s palace was considered to be in the exact center of the world- The legendary first Emperor of China was called “The Yellow Emperor”, and after the Song Dynasty, bright yellow could only be worn by the emperor himself… Continue reading “Lemon & Poppy Seed Cupcakes”

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Apple & Cinnamon Muffins

January is one of the dullest months of winter: cold, windy and rainy, the days go on and on, stretching out like a never-ending, winding road… yet, a taste of these divinely moist,  apple-cinnamon muffins with their crumbly, crunchy tops and your day will shape up to be sunny and cheerful as these delights spread warmth with every bite you take… Continue reading “Apple & Cinnamon Muffins”

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Pear & Caramel Layer Cake

Pears are not only a delicious winter fruit, they’re also considered to be a symbol of Christmas, represented and immortalized alongside a partridge in the XVIIIth century English Christmas Carol “The Twelve days of Christmas”, which is a cumulative song that enumerates increasingly grand gifts, given on each of the twelve days of Christmas… Continue reading “Pear & Caramel Layer Cake”