The re-creation of Royal Icing Diaries – an update

As Royal Icing Diaries undergoes its first major transition I’ve found that keeping up with the world of social media and the blogging-sphere is more than a daunting task.┬áIt’s absolutely overwhelming at times, at least for me. When I started the blog a few short months ago I was able to leisurely bake and decorate … Continue reading


It’s October and it’s pumpkin season!

Halloween is almost upon us and pumpkins are everywhere in the stores – fresh pumpkins, ceramic pumpkins, pumpkin costumes and the like. I made some pumpkin cookies to mark the season. These are chocolate pumpkin cookies and are very simple to decorate. Continue reading

Almost-famous apple cake

Apple cake is simple to make and just delicious. I add flaked coconut, raisins and pecans to my apple cake but those are optional. Peeling and chopping the apples is the most difficult part of making apple cake and they make great gifts. Make apple cake in a bundt pan, a baking dish or make small apple cakes to give to friends and family. This is my almost-famous apple cake that people request constantly. Continue reading