Return of the Jedi

Alternative Post Title: Return of the Mack (Oh my God!)

As you can see from this post, I’m still alive and although I had pretty much abandoned my blog I have returned and I am determined to stick with it this time.

The title of the blog has changed from ‘The Dunedin Domestic Goddess’ to ‘The New Zealand Domestic Goddess’ since I am no longer living in Dunedin. That’s right! I finished my degree in November of last year, skipped my graduation ceremony and I am once again living in…Hamilton which is, for those of you who don’t live in New Zealand, quite possibly New Zealand’s most boring city and the butt of many a joke. What am I doing in Hamilton? Studying for a National Diploma in Journalism and working at a supermarket. Aw yeah.

Anyway, I’m really going to make an effort to keep posting here on a more or less regular basis.

Lots of love,




May 3, 2010. Me, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Birthday Cake

Aw yeah!Do you know what time it is? It’s time to ROCK OUT! With this cake that I made for my brother’s 13th birthday on Saturday. It took me six hours and I am so proud of it although I was sick of looking at it by the time it was finished.

It’s made up of three cakes (two rectangle ones and a round one which was cut to be the neck of the guitar) and I made the marshmallow fondant myself. I know that the red isn’t as red as it should be and the black isn’t quite as black but I’m not that fussed because it was my first time messing around with fondant and I’d already used half a bottle of red food colouring. And my wrists and arms were killing me from all the kneading that was involved. In fact, I think making the fondant was the most time consuming part of the process. Anyway, it even has a whammy bar (Is that what it’s called?) which Dad made out of a metal chopstick (he bent it and cut it down to size) and then I stuck a lump of icing on the end of it. Yay!

What an awesome cake. It even got some comments from the other thirteen year old boys that were in the house such as: ‘WOW!’ and ‘That’s the best cake I’ve ever seen!’. Which was nice but, you know, he was thirteen so how many cakes can he have seen in his short life? Anyway, I like the cake so much and I am so proud of it that you’re going to be subjected to several more pictures of it. 🙂

Ok. I’ll stop now. 🙂

June 17, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Baking, Birthday, Cake, Uncategorized. 4 comments.