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Reporting From Australia

Hello everyone!  I’m so sorry for the lack of new posts.  We have been back in Sydney for 1 1/2 weeks now and we are already loving it!  My daughter has been on her first ever bus ride and we’re checking into preschools for her, which is so exciting.  And nana lives just a few minutes away, so we will always have a babysitter available!

It’s been fun discovering all my old cookbooks and kitchen utensils that I haven’t seen for 3 1/2 years, but I haven’t baked a single thing except frozen meat pies!  I don’t even have any flour yet!  But don’t worry, I’m busy making decisions on what will be my first recipe back in Australia.  It’ll be a good one, I promise!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter this month’s Cupcake Hero challenge; I’m hosting this month and excited to see all your yummy coconut cupcakes!  You have until December 15.

On The New Design

Hi everyone, I’ve just launched a new design here at The Sweetest Kitchen this morning.  I didn’t like the magazine-format of my blog anymore and wanted to revert back to a more normal layout.  I really like this one, and I hope you do too!

I’ve decorated a bit for Halloween – there’s a web and spiders at the top of the page near the logo.  Expect to see a couple of spooky Halloween cupcakes this month, with thanks to Bake It Pretty for their awesome Halloween cupcake toppers.

I have to give a big thanks to Vanessa of The Vanessa Contessa for the masthead cupcake photo.  Those cupcakes are her Shirley Temple cupcakes that she entered into Iron Cupcake: Earth’s soda pop challenge.  I love that photo and thought it would look great here with the new red colors.

You might also notice that I’ve finally, after over one year, added a photo of myself to the About page.  I’m holding my newborn baby and a coconut cupcake!  In the background are more cupcakes and my beloved KitchenAid mixer.

I hope you enjoy the new look, and thanks for stopping by!  :)

Going On Hiatus

I’m sorry for the lack of posts – I’ve been busy with our new baby boy and have had no time to cook or bake!  On August 24, I gave birth to our third child and second son.


Everything went well and easily; it was all over within four hours!  I’m happy, healthy and looking forward to having time to bake again, so I hope to not be gone from The Sweetest Kitchen for too long.  :)

My Canvas

A kitchen is where a baker feels most at home. It holds the tools to create and bake masterpieces of sweetness. Some kitchens are small, some are large; some are beautiful, some are plain and ordinary. But it doesn’t matter what your kitchen looks like – you don’t need a beautiful kitchen to create beautiful food.

This is my kitchen, and a few of the tools I use to create my cupcakes, cookies and other tantalizing treats.

My Canvas

It is a small, standard subdivision kitchen, but it has the essentials and they get the job done.