Theme: Citrus Cookbook: The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook Argh! It’s only the second theme of the Cookbook Challenge and I have already fallen behind! In my defence, I’ve been away on holidays and since coming back to Melbourne, I’ve been down with a retched bug I can’t seem to get rid of. It started off […]


Theme: Insect Cookbook: Australian Women’s Weekly Bake I think everyone struggled with ‘insect’ theme week. Kat contributed this theme to the Challenge but I am thinking of vetoing next year if the Cookbook Challenge runs again (sorry Kat!). The only thing I could think of was butterfly cupcakes so I went through my cookbooks to […]


Theme: Chocolate Cookbook: The Crabapple Bakery Cupcake Cookbook by Jennifer Graham Ah, chocolate! It always surprises me to find females who don’t like chocolate since I absolutely love it! It would have to be my number 1 dessert ingredient. 99% of the time I will choose a chocolate dessert over a fruit based one. I […]


Theme: Red Cookbook: The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf Things might be quiet around here as I’m currently on holiday in the US. I had grand plans to complete and post the Cookbook Challenge weeks I would be missing before I left and while I managed to finish the cooking, I didn’t finish the […]


Thanks to Lindsay from POM I got delivery of a box of POM Wonderful juice which is 100% authentic pomegranate juice made from the Wonderful variety of pomegranates. I had seen these curvy bottles at Woolworths in the fruit and vegetables section, but never thought to try a bottle because to be honest, it is […]


Before I started this blog, I remember thinking when eating a flourless chocolate cake, how can they make it without flour? Oh, how “foodly” naive I was! 🙂 I now know that almond meal is used as a substitute instead of flour! Recently when Mrs L, her hubby Mr S & her gorgeous son Mr […]


Recipe: Caramel Cupcakes with Caramel Icing

by April@MyFoodTrail on September 15, 2009

in Baking, Cupcakes, Icing | Frosting, Recipes

Forced with a choice, I would choose chocolate over caramel but as I have never made caramel anything before, I chose to make caramel cupcakes to bring over to the previously mentioned poker night. This recipe comes from Australian Women’s Weekly Bake, which is turning out to be my most utilised cookbook! The original recipe […]


We have our own lemon tree in our backyard, but due to the previous owner’s many years of neglect, the lemon tree was badly infected with gall wasps. Gall wasps tend to attack citrus trees, and bore into the branches and create nests. The gall wasps nests’ show up as huge lumps in the branches […]


Cupcake Quest – Basic Recipe No. 4

by April@MyFoodTrail on July 6, 2009

in Baking, Cupcakes

Fellow foodblogger Stephcookie let me know of her treasured foolproof basic cupcake recipe as part of my cupcake quest. She embarked on a similar quest a year ago and this has become her go to recipe. You can find her original recipe here. I was curious to taste the end product, which uses freshly squeezed […]


Cupcake Quest – Basic Cupcake Recipe No. 3

by April@MyFoodTrail on June 25, 2009

in Baking, Cupcakes, Recipes

Whenever I remember, I will pick up a copy of the free Woolworths or Coles magazine (depending where I am doing my shopping), usually located at the checkout. Inside the magazine there are food stories, recipes and of course, a whole lot of advertising! I recently discovered that Woolworths has the magazine online complete with […]

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