Wednesday, 30 March 2011

house crush

This is the London flat of interior designer Janie Jackson. So simple and elegant, I love the fresh simple tones and those gorgeous white floorboards. 

Friday, 25 March 2011

chocolate cupcakes

Photography and Recipe by Sasha Ewing


1 cup sugar
½ cup cocoa
1 cup flour
½ tspn salt
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn baking soda
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup milk
½ cup boiling water

1/3 cup butter at room temperature
1 box Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
2-3 tsp lemon juice  & grated zest of half a lemon

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.  Line 15 cupcake molds. In a bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Mix to combine.

2. In a separate bowl, combine the beaten egg, vegetable oil, and milk and mix to combine. With the mixer/electric beaters on low, add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix on low until evenly distributed. Pour the boiling water into the batter and mix on medium low until a smooth consistency. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  When a toothpick inserted at the center of the cupcake comes out cleanly, the cakes are done.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.

4. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese together (approx. 2 minutes on medium speed) until very smooth. Add the lemon zest and juice. Mix to combine. Slowly add the sifted icing sugar. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle and decorate the cupcakes (I used a large star tip). Decorate with half a strawberry or as desired.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

beautiful stationary

Follow Studio is one of my favourite stationary designers. A perfect balance of whimsical and understated elegance, each piece of stationary is custom designed and hand printed in their studio on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Focusing on soft, subtle and refined designs, Follow Studio's designs are nothing but perfection! 

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

outdoor spaces

With the warm evenings in Perth coming to an end there's no better time to invite your friends over for a last bit of outdoor entertaining. These outdoor spaces featured in Lonny Magazine provide some fabulous inspiration. 

via lonny

Monday, 21 March 2011

industrial farmhouse

What a perfect combination of industrial and farmhouse styles in this kitchen. Those exposed light globes above the bench and the industrial pendant lighting provide the perfect contrast to the white floorboards and wooden furnishings. More images of this beautiful home can be found here.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

lemon meringue tartlets

I made these lemon meringue and blueberry custard tartlets for a recent catering job. I have been obsessed with baking desserts for quite a while now, no doubt because it is one of the few opportunities I have to put my perfectionist tendencies to good use! x

Photography and Desserts by Sasha Ewing

Friday, 18 March 2011

white weatherboard

Hello! This is my first post for One White Apron. 

I have always had a soft spot for white weatherboard houses. I love the simplicity of their structure and the way the whiteness compliments a leafy green garden so beautifully. I regularly detour past this  Cottesloe house on my way home. x

Photography by Sasha Ewing
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