Baking with Bets


If you have not yet managed to get onboard with the buzz that is Magnolia Kitchen, maybe your living under a rock, or just outside of NZ.

I can’t remember how or why I came across the magical instagram account, I’m guessing due to my love of baking and all things sugar coated along with a dash of sass and bucket loads of creativity. Bernadette (bets) is just so straight up spade is a spade kinda girl and I love the way she has written this cook book.

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These are my first attempt at the Brioche Hot X Bun recipe out of the Magnolia Kitchen cook book.


Lemon Poppy seed loaf – this loaf is seriously so easy and very quick to get mixed up and in the oven.



this is the kinda thing I’m talking about that I love about this cook book.

Written in language that we all understand and can relate to.

Theres no doubt you’ll be hearing more from me on this cookbook and amazing lady.

I kinda want to be friends with Bets, she sounds like someone I’d get along with.

happy baking y’all

Cupcake x





Well…so much for ¬†working on my blog more and keeping you all up to date.

Safe to say thats still a work in progress!

I’m now back in NZ after 6 fabulous weeks in India, I LOVED every minute of it…ok maybe not the really sweaty yoga classes at sunrise, but almost all of it!

There was not one moment where I thought to myself what the heck are you doing here.

The food the people and the places I went to were all amazing and I will definitely be back.

I feel I saw 1% of Goa and there is some much more to see.

I spent 4 weeks doing Yoga Teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa with Sampoorna yoga in agonda beach.

Given I had done about 3 Ashtanga classes before going to say I was in shock and pain after my first class would be an understatement. However…. now I plan to make ashtanga my personal practice as I feel its going to be great for when I’m at work.

lets talk about Garlic Naan and how I feel that I probably ate my body weight of this delicious snack while I was there, seriously its that good!


The flowers at the fire ceremony at the end of our training, so beautiful.




These are the garlands of flowers we got given to wear for the opening and closing ceremony.



ASHTANGA FOR LIFE…this group LOTUS so many amazing, caring,¬†beautiful people. Who would have thought we showed up as strangers and left as the best of friends wondering how we would survive back in our worlds without each other.IMG_9191


Sunset beach walks and pictures after our graduation, we walked in as strangers, we’ve laughed, cried and spent hours flowing through vinyasa together to get to where we are today. Massive thank you to all the fellow students and all the amazing teachers that we had along the way, Sampoorna in Agonda you really are such a magical place.