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Our Labour weekend started off with some of our favourite cupcakes. Remember when we drove 40 minutes for 4 cupcakes (read here)? Well this time we only had to drive 15 minutes. It was a dream come true for Brooke at Velvet Delight when Cadbury Dream helped set up a popup store for her on Saturday at Sylvia Park. A Facebook like was exchanged for a free cupcake, and for every like (up to 10,000) the chocolate company was willing to contribute $1. The flavours of the day were Lemon, Salted Caramel with popcorn, Ice-cream Sundae and Red Velvet. As usual, the cupcakes were soft and not overly sweet. The vanilla cream was just as delicious as we remembered. Boni had the chance to meet Brooke and according to her there were around 2,000 of these delights in the tent!

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So incredibly excited about strawberry season arriving. Our favourite fruit for sure!

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We visited the Hobsonville Point Farmers Market last Saturday with the main goal of the 40-minute drive being to pick up these beautiful cupcakes from Velvet Delight. Being terribly lazy we only just made it to the market at 12:30. It was surprisingly empty with nothing much to see or do. The cupcakes are super adorable and are great both in looks and taste. We especially enjoyed the¬†salted caramel popcorn one, and also the¬†vanilla cream on top of the red velvet. The cupcakes are super soft. If you’re over the shore we highly recommend getting some of these delights and visiting on Sundays for a greater range. Don’t worry though, Brooke tells us they will soon be moving to the City Centre! There’s so many more that we want to try, namely the lemon, ice-cream sundae and banoffee.¬†(Cupcakes are $4 each or $20 for 6). We also bought some fresh European-style¬†sausages from Salash Delicatessen at the market and spotted a vege garden grown by the cafe next door.

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Hobsonville Farmers Market
Cnr Buckley Avenue and Hastings Cresent, Hobsonville.


When the clouds are grey, the sky overcast, a slight chilly breeze blows and rain is imminent, it usually calls for blankets, hot drinks, a good book, and or baking to lighten things up. Since stumbling upon Lydia’s blog¬†LydiaBakes, I have been tempted to try something from her recipes that were doable with my skills ‚Äď or lack of should I say. I couldn’t taste the cupcakes myself as I recently developed an allergy towards certain types of chocolate. Nevertheless I got my sister to be the guinea pig and they’re happily acceptable for my first attempt. Yay!

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