I hardly ever look this neat & tidy when baking, but I wanted to make a good impression here ;) 

I hardly ever look this neat & tidy when baking, but I wanted to make a good impression here ;) 

A bit about me...

My name is Mandy and I'm a South African living in Ireland with my husband, Andrew. (Technically, we're both Irish now!)

I really love to cook and bake and am always looking for an excuse to make something special. 

By day I'm a video editor for one of the major broadcasters in Ireland (it pays the baking bills!) and I also enjoy photography as a hobby (although, it's gone beyond hobby at this stage). All the pictures on this site have been taken by myself unless otherwise specified.

 

A bit about my blog...

The reason I started this blog was because I've really enjoyed searching through so many others and finding great recipes that I would never have thought to try. I hope that you will enjoy some of my contributions too.

Whenever possible I will name my sources for the recipes posted on this site.

I would also appreciate that my photos are not used without my permission, if you are interested in using a photo from this site then feel free to mail me at whatthefruitcake (at) gmail (dot) com

If you see any errors or come across broken links or pictures, please let me know about them.

 

 
2016 Winner: unearthed Food in Film, non-documentary

2016 Winner:
unearthed Food in Film,
non-documentary

 
 
2013 Finalist: Best Food & Drink Blog

2013 Finalist:
Best Food & Drink Blog

2015 Silver: Best Innovation Blog

2015 Silver:
Best Innovation Blog

 

Photography & Writing... 

You like what you see and you want more? No problem! I'm always happy to spread the baking (or cooking!) love.

Whether it's for online or print media use of my photos, recipes or combination of the two - either use the "Contact me..." form below, or send an e-mail to whatthefruitcake (at) gmail (dot) com for a chat :)

You can also have a look at my online photography portfolio. 

 

Enough waffle. Enjoy your browsing, and I hope you leave my page entertained or hungry, ideally, both.

 

Happy Baking! 

- MandyM


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