Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract - Classic vanilla extract with a twist ~ Sweetness & Bite

There is something about the taste of vanilla that brings together all kinds of other flavours. Like a super smooth blank canvas, it provides the perfect backdrop to any flavour masterpiece you choose to create on top. Good quality vanilla extract can be pretty pricey, and while making your own isn’t always a complete bargain, […] Read more…

Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes ~ Tutorial by Sweetness and Bite.

Every family has a secret recipe, right? On my Mum’s side of the family, it’s her mother’s pasta sauce recipe. In fact, it was such a secret that Nonna never actually gave it to my Mum or my aunty. She’d just say to them “you’ve watched me make it, you know what goes in it.” Let’s […] Read more…

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Super Easy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Super Easy, 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse ~ Sweetness and Bite

This is, without a doubt, the easiest recipe I have ever posted on this blog. I promised you an awesome, easy, chocolate mousse recipe for making it through yesterday’s post, and here it is…   This recipe actually wasn’t even supposed to be a recipe on it’s own. A while back I was working on […] Read more…

Sweet Sushi

Sweet Sushi ~ Rice bubble slice becomes dessert sushi! Perfect party food.

It’s no secret that I love a good children’s birthday party, and my friend Loralee is a true birthday party queen. She has this amazing knack for picking the best party themes for her three little terrors gorgeous kids, and she comes up with ridiculously clever decorations, food, cakes and party favours that perfectly fit […] Read more…

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Gingerzac Biscuits

Gingerzac Biscuits - A delicious cross between two classics: the Anzac Biscuit and the Gingernut.

If you live in New Zealand and you’ve been watching the news or reading the papers the last few days you’ve likely heard the discussion surrounding our beloved Anzac biscuits. If you’re overseas and have no idea what I’m on about, then let me break it down for you. Anzac biscuits are an oaty, golden syrupy biscuit […] Read more…

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How To Check Your Cake Is Cooked Perfectly, Every Time

How to Check Your Cake Is Cooked Perfectly, Every Time! ~ Sweetness and Bite

I have this massive problem with simple. I just can’t do it. Give me something simple to do and I guarantee I will somehow manage to (possibly unwittingly) turn it into the most complicated, convoluted thing you’ve ever seen. But this here? THIS is simple. Three simple steps to check that your cake is cooked perfectly, […] Read more…

Gluten Free Fruit Cake
(Christmas Cake)

Gluten Free Fruit Cake ~ The Perfect Christmas Cake or Wedding Cake ~ Sweetness and Bite

The way I see it, there are two kinds of people who have read the heading of this post. The ones who like fruit cake, and the ones who are about to stop reading now, because they hate fruit cake with the burning fire of a thousand angry suns. If you do happen to be of […] Read more…

How to Ganache a Cake

How To Ganache A Cake - A Step-By-Step Tutorial ~ Sweetness & Bite

Ahh, ganache. Perfector of cakes and creator of sharp edges. And the cause of thrown spatulas and angry, frustrated curses. When it comes to cake decorating I am most definitely a ganache girl. I do love me some buttercream, but when it comes to getting super straight sides and sharp edges, especially under fondant, ganache […] Read more…

Gluten Free Toasted Almond Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Toasted Almond Chocolate Cake ~ Sweetness & Bite

I, um, have another gluten free chocolate cake recipe for you. If you’ve been following my gluten free cakes for decorating series, you might be thinking, geez, can she not bake any gluten free cakes that aren’t chocolate?! I can! And I will share some! It was fully my intention to post something really different […] Read more…

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