Tiger Roll Cake

A Swiss roll tiger cake was the perfect choice for my youngest who doesn’t like cake and loves tigers. A Swiss roll doesn’t look like your traditional birthday cake and is a fun alternative. The best thing is, she actually ate it and enjoyed it! Hooray! It probably looks more like a snow leopard since […]

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Tim Tams! Failsafe

This Australia Day it’s time to indulge a little, time for some delicious Aussie Treats! Tim Tams! I have always wanted to try to make a failsafe diet version, now seemed the perfect time to satisfy my sweet tooth. These got the thumbs up all round from my family. I hope yours will too. I used […]

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Gin & Pear Cocktail & Mocktail

Happy New Year!! To help celebrate the new year, I thought it was time to indulge in a new cocktail for myself. Gin, whiskey and vodka are all spirits suitable for the failsafe diet. I have been in a rut of occasionally just drinking gin and lemonade lately, nothing wrong with that, but it needed […]

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Golden Syrup – Homemade

I love discovering recipes that I can make in the Thermomix to save money! So you can understand my excitement when I stumbled upon a Thermomix recipe shared to make golden syrup. It is something I buy regularly from the supermarket and to be able to make a batch myself for under 90 cents has […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 lamb in the freezer and some pastry sheets, including a […]

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Mussels and 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 used. I wanted to make […]

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Lego Friends Ice-Cream Themed Birthday Cake & Cup Cakes

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. Olivia’s Ice Cream Bike set was perfect. I knew what I […]

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Basketball Birthday Cake

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 kept joking with me that he wanted a unicorn cake and I […]

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