Pear Upside Down Cake

Domestic Diva - Pear Upside Down Cake

I was flicking through a magazine that had a beautiful picture of an upside down pineapple cake in it. It looked stunning and I just wanted to grab a fork and dig in. The photo inspired me to make one, but with pears of course to make it suitable for Failsafe! It was a long and fiddly traditional recipe that involved whipping egg whites and many steps that didn't interest me. I was after something quick, easy and delicious. So I created my own Thermomix recipe from scratch. I have tried this with both normal plain flour and Gluten Free flour. I used the one from Aldi. Both cakes worked …  [Continue Reading…]

Easter Egg Cakes

Domestic Diva -Carob Easter Egg Cakes

This decadent cake concept is easy to make and can really be used for any occasion, not just Easter. I used an Easter egg shaped cutter but you can use any shape for any occasion and celebration. Trees or bells for Christmas, hearts for valentines day, balloons or any themed shape for a birthday party. I made these cakes as an Easter treat for my 3 cherubs. I was shocked that even my youngest non cake eater scoffed down two! Wow! My inspiration came from The Cake Blog. It is a concept that is easy to adapt to make it suitable for the failsafe diet. I am keen to try the fondant idea on the …  [Continue Reading…]

Lamb Meat Pies

Domestic Diva: Lamb Meat Pies

It's Australia Day tomorrow! Amongst the madly preparing for school going back in two days time, baking and covering books, I asked my family what they would like to eat on Australia Day. I loved their first choice... MEAT PIES! Yes! I even had some …  [Continue Reading…]

Mussels and Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

Domestic Diva: Mussels & Calamari with Black Bean Spaghetti

  A couple of months ago I posted this pic below on my instagram of some Organic Black Bean Spaghetti that I found in a local health food store. It was been sitting in the pantry staring at me every time I open up the door screaming out to be …  [Continue Reading…]

Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Birthday Cake & Cup Cakes

Domestic Diva - Lego Friends Cake - Ice-cream Theme

Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Cake A Lego Friends cake was the brief from my daughter for her 8th birthday. Dreading the thought of attempting fondant figures, I took the cheats option and purchased a Lego set to go on the top of the cake. …  [Continue Reading…]

Basketball Birthday Cake

Domestic Diva - Basketball cake with net

Another birthday celebrated in our house, my keen basket-baller son turned 12! His birthday was actually last month, I am just really slow in sharing his cake as I have been otherwise occupied, life is full and head down in my cookbook. He …  [Continue Reading…]

Update on my Cookbook & App

Domestic Diva: Food photography Shoot 1

Most of you will be aware by now that the reason I have been so quiet on my blog and facebook page lately is because I have been madly working on my first cookbook and app. Very exciting!! It has been a huge learning curve for me and oh so much …  [Continue Reading…]

A Ballerina Cake and Marshmallow Treats

Domestic Diva: Fairy Ballerina Cake

My youngest princess recently turned 6. The request was for a cake with a beautiful ballerina on top. Knowing full well that she doesn't actually eat cake (strange child I know... lol), I asked her what she wanted. She said "two layers of carob …  [Continue Reading…]

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Domestic Diva: Sticky Chicken Drumsticks with Fried Rice -Failsafe

  I love this recipe for it's simplicity and especially due to the fact that all 3 of kids loved it and gobbled it up with gusto, including my fussy plain Jane youngest! Simple; as it is using 2 ingredients... my new BBQ sauce recipe …  [Continue Reading…]

BBQ Sauce – Failsafe

Domestic: Diva: Failsafe BBQ Sauce

We actually had a huge catastrophe recently! We had run out of Pear Ketchup!! Gasp! I had actually let our sacred supply slip. Then to make matters worse, half way through cooking I went to get the brown sugar only to discover that had run dry too! …  [Continue Reading…]