How to beat your meringue

Trial and error is a big part of baking and making food, and even the best cooks and chefs get it wrong from time to time. However, I believe failing is OK, as long as you learn something from it! Which is what I did when I tried to make these meringue nests I foundRead more

Photography class — don’t get too close!

As we’ve talked about previously, good photos are a must for a food blog, but food photography can be quite difficult. The aim is that the photo will enhance the food, make delicious food look even more delicious. You want the reader to look at the picture and say «yum»! But there are a lotRead more

Photography class — don’t use your flash

      One of the things that helps make a blog popular, is beautiful pictures that makes the food look really delicious and tempting. Excellent photos are so important, maybe even more important than you realize. Just take a minute to think about it. Notice what catches your eye when you’re on Instagram, whatRead more

How to make a fondant bow tie for your cake

    Lately I’ve been trying to learn more, specifically about cake covered with fondant or marzipan. It’s something that looks really fun, but I have discovered, is also quite hard to get pretty. It’s easy enough to just cover a cake and call it a day, but getting it smooth, straight, without bumps andRead more

Five iHerb favourites

I buy a lot of stuff at iHerb because there’s such a big and fantastic selection, and many of these things are either not available in Norway or they cost a lot. Si iHerb is my friend ☺ Get more tips here >> If you’re a new customer to iHerb, you can use my discount codeRead more

Christening cake with bow and teddy bears

I’ve always enjoyed baking, but the last year I’ve been pushing my self and doing more advanced stuff, like fondant cakes or cakes with marzipan. This is completely new to me, so I’ve found it quite challenging. But it’s fun to learn, and actually see that I’m getting better (lol, you should have seen theRead more

How to colour marzipan

I’ve been getting some help from a great baker who runs the blog Mammas bakeri, called Bente Nymoen. She’s been on a cooking show on TV here in Norway, and makes excellent cakes and decorations. She told me that cheap marzipan normally works just as fine as expensive, so I’m using the store’s own brand,Read more

Photography class — why natural light is best for photos

Photo has been my hobby since I was like 12 years old, and it really took off when I finally could afford getting my first digital Nikon camera in 2005. Over the years I’ve learned quite a lot, and one of the things I learned the most about, is light. Or rather, how important greatRead more

How to get eggshell out of the batter – the easy way

For the life of me, I can not crack an egg without getting a little piece of eggshell in the batter. It happens almost every time. I’m sure it’s my faulty technique, but it just… Doesn’t work. And if you’re anything like me, you know that those little pieces of eggshell are like the mostRead more

10 ting jeg ikke klarer meg uten på kjøkkenet!

Det finnes utrolig mange rare dingser og duppeditter man kan fylle både kjøkkenskap og skuffer med, og mye av det er helt unødvendig for folk flest. Men, det finnes noen ting som kan være veldig lure å ha på kjøkkenet! Her er liste over 10 ting jeg ikke klarer meg uten! 1. Amerikanske måleskjeer HvisRead more

10 things I can’t do without in my kitchen

There are so many weird things you can fill your kitchen drawers and cabinets with. Some are just really useless, but some are actually quite good buys.  Here is my list of ten things I can’t do without in my kitchen. 1. Measuring spoons When baking, it is really important in most recipes to beRead more