Unbelievable Bites: Edible Terrarium

Many years ago, I watched Heston Blumenthal, one of Britain’s most innovative (and perhaps crazy) chefs, serve an edible garden to his guests: Ever since I watched that episode, and saw the guests’ surprised faces as they discovered that the entire garden was edible and consumed delicious ‘earth’, I have been fascinated with what I term…

Quick, Easy and Cheap Bakes

Recalling my previous article, I included a quote from C. JoyBell C., which goes as follows: “Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” For me, that quote is…

5 Ways to Avoid a Bad Baking Day

We’ve all been there. You have found that one glorious Pinterest picture, and you are determined that you are going to replicate that masterpiece and astound everyone near and far. Aaaaand absolutely everything goes wrong from the outset, and before you know it, you have somehow ended up part of a Buzzfeed Pinterest Fails article. Trust me…

Finding the Inspiration: Lemon Carrot Cakes

Inspiration will often come from an unusual place. Sometimes, you scour Pinterest for hours, saving loads of items, and even then, nothing really strikes your fancy. You’ll pour over food magazines, savouring the incredible photos and weighing up how complicated the recipes are, and even so, the muse eludes you. And then, when you least…

Experimental cockiness

  This has been a tough week for my Bento Bites baking adventure: out of the blue, nothing has been working properly. I’m talking very broken brownies and decidedly effed up fudge. I couldn’t understand why suddenly everything was going wrong… until I decided to read one of my recipes, and realised I hadn’t exactly been following…

You’ve got the look!

Starting Bento Bites has led me to spend a lot of time thinking about the concept of the look versus the taste of what I’m creating, and how much effort should go into each element. For me, not nearly enough effort goes into the taste side of things. Confectionary items like cake, cookies, fudge and…