mega nav



0 Recipe | Chocolate Ganache + Truffles

If you've ever come across the hashtag #cakesofinstagram (on instagram obvs) you may have noticed heaps of amazing cakes coming out of there with spectacular toppings upon toppings upon toppings (especially from bakers in Australia and South Africa)! Not just settling for a layer of buttercream frosting, these cakes are turning up the volume to eleven, turning plain cakes into something super-decadent by adding the most amazing toppings such as chocolate ganache, bark, truffles, lollipops, heck, we've even seen popcorn drizzled with caramel!! The possibilities are only as endless as your creativity!

Which brings us to this recipe! The folks at Ideas Magazine are sharing with us today their recipe for chocolate ganache and truffles using the same recipe (featured in their latest April issue) which gives these cakes that little something extra-special! Mixing cream and dark chocolate this smooth and glossy mixture is easy to make, and so easy to decorate.  You can also make truffles out of ganache which they also explain in the tutorial below! The truffles are coated with ground almonds and gold cake sprinkles to suit the theme of this month's magazin, "gold". Who knew it was so easy! Article by Tani Kirsten and photo by Ed O'Riley.

To see more of Idea Magazine online which features heaps of cool DIY projects, click here on zinio.com or visit their website, here.


8 Fashion Friday | Eugene Choo Announces Launch of Exclusive Capsule Collection

Fans of Vancouver's Eugene Choo will be excited to hear they have launched their own house label. Out today, and designed by Dust's Heather Young, the capsule collection features four simple mix and match styles for summer 2015. They are also excited to have collaborated with Banquet Atelier and Workshop on a fantastic 50's inspired skirt in Banquet's lip fabric. The collection is available today, March 27th and also on their new online store!  Check it all out here!


6 9 DIYs of the Week | Easter-Style

The weekend is soon upon us and here our DIY picks of the week. All with a spring or Easter theme!

1. DIY Typography Easter Eggs
by Lovely Indeed
Love these colourful typography-inspired eggs.

2. Spring Rosebud Wreath 
by Ash and Crafts
A beautiful wreath to celebrate spring and greet your guests!

3. DIY Peek-a-boo Bunny Bag
by Minted Strawberry
An adorable egg hunt bunny bag, perfect collecting heaps of finds!

4. Pretty Face Seedling Starters
by Francois et Moi
A cute project for seedling starters, or to decorate a table!

5. Spring Desktop
from The Lovely Drawer
Brighten up your spirits and your desktop with this pretty wallpaper.

6. Chocolate Easter Egg Bark 
by Juniper Cakery
Just like all those Australian cakes we've been seeing lately, now you can make your own by decorating them with your own homemade bark.

7. Egg Terrarium
by Skona Hem
An oldie, but this one just makes it seem so simple.

8. DIY Hanging Easter Egg Planter
by Fall for DIY
Another adorable egg-themed project for plants.

9. Egg Painting with a White Pen
by Skona Hem
A simple idea to decorate eggs using a white paint pen on brown eggs from our Scandinavian friends!

Happy weekend!

0 How To: Hang Vintage-Style Bracket Shelf

Contributor post by Emily and Erick of Heidi's Bridge

 When furnishing a room, we find that one of the more difficult pieces to source is shelving. We had always admired wall shelves, but it wasn't until our friends at Meadowsweet Mercantile sourced the most amazing pair of vintage-style brackets that we knew what we had to make! As naive DIYers, we thought we could simply drill our brackets to the wall and be good to go. How wrong could we be: at first attempt, we drilled our bracket to the wall after spinning the screws and it immediately pulled out of the wall--disaster! After some research and a lot of trial and error, we finally figured out the key to hanging a sturdy shelf: having the correct screws for your specific wall! Here's what we learned.

You Will Need
-Measuring tape
-Two Vintage Wall Brackets
-Wood Board, about the same width as your brackets
-Four, 3" Screws (please read below to determine which screw is right for your wall)
-Electric Drill


3 DIY | Clay Circle Garland

Contributor post by  Caitlin of The Merrythought

Air dry clay is one of my favorite materials to use while crafting. It's so simple and the options for projects are endless! I recently made a moon phase mobile using air dry clay and loved the tiny circles so much that I decided to make a long garland out of them. I have primarily been using unfinished wood and plants to decorate my spaces lately and I love how the natural texture of the clay fits in with these materials.