5 Tips for Beginner Bakers

I meet a lot of people who say that they cannot bake,

and most of the time I assume the sentiment is fake,

but lately I’ve been jotting down all of our mistakes,

So here’s a hint or two or three or five for you to take…




1) Your butter and eggs need to be at room temperature.

This means that your butter is not runny, but it is soft. If your butter is too cold, the same way it would not spread on bread, it will not “spread” over your other ingredients, and your cupcake cannot have the silky texture that you and it deserve. The same logic applies to your eggs, take them out the fridge a few hours before. *Vegans could substitute an egg for a tablespoon… [ Read more ]

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Membership – Junkie (for your love)

Earlier this year I auditioned for and landed the role of an overly attached girlfriend type for an internationally funded local music video.

The band is called “Membership” and the members a friends who developed their style in a studio in Pretoria.

Rumored to be launching in Germany, I cannot tell you when the band is actually launching an album, but the music video that we made is now available for public consumption.

*WARNING – SCARY OVERLY ATTACHED ONE NIGHT STAND GIRL COMING UP*

Directed by WILLEM GROBLER (Silver Lining Pictures)
Produced by RENIER RIDGEWAY (Silver Lining Pictures)

Girl – SAMANTHA LAURA KAYE
Guy – GIDEON DE KOCK

Director of Photography – PIETER SEYFFERT
Edited by WILLEM GROBLER & PIETER SEYFFERT
Production Design – ALDINE BRONKHORST & STEPHANIE VAN GELDEREN
Wardrobe Stylist – DYLANNE POWELL
Hair & Makeup by DYLANNE POWELL & SAMANTHA… [ Read more ]

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QMS Medicosmetics Hand Care

What is it: An intenseley moisturizing and uniquely protective hand treatment. Devised to be instantly absorbed with no greasy residue, this highly effective formulation uses a special combination of lipids to nurture the skin’s natural moisture and nutrients storage against the early signs of aging.

How does it work: Formulated by Dr Eric Schulte, a surgeon concerned with the dryness resulting from the constant hand sanitization undergone by medical practitioners, QMS Hand care delivers unique hydration and moisture that is quickly absobed with no greasy residue. Suitable for the most sensitive of skins it is nourishing and protects against the early signs of aging by hydrating and restoring nutrients to the skin as well as creating a barrier between the skin and destructive elements.

How much does it cost/where can I buy it: Buy it for R200 from your local QMS stockist or online here

Consumer Tip:[ Read more ]

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Win tickets to Gary Cool’s Epic Night of Rock n Roll.

Are you going to be in Cape Town this Saturday night?

Do you enjoy listening to live music?

Do you dig Rock n Roll?

Do you wish you had more exposure to local music?

Are you too broke to afford entrance to a club this weekend?

Would you like to buy me and my friends tequila?

Answer yes to any/all of these and this competition is for you!

Gary is heading off to London and having a farewell on Saturday night where he intends to treat himself to our fabulous company and in return, treat us not only with his fabulous company before he fuels our abandonment issues by fleeing to London, but also to the Tequila/Jaegermeister/sweat fueled sounds emerging from some[ Read more ]

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Alt-J Breezeblocks

I am so unbelievably excited about the Daisies lineup this year!

I have no words.

Here’s a Thursday’s Themesong from Alt-J, who I will be watching next weekend. *twirl*

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Win with Africhik!

Africhik is a fresh and exciting new eyewear company specialising in customisable fashion glasses.

100% customizable – you can choose the colour of your glasses and the print on the lenses – or if you prefer, you can select one of the pre-designed glasses on the Africhik website.

This means that whatever your mood, whatever you might be wearing, you can have your most important accessory compliment and accentuate it.

As a branding exercise, what cooler way to brand an event than have your brand in the eyes of your target market all day?

Corporates, themed parties, bands could ALL get their brands out there affordably and uniquely with the affordable… [ Read more ]

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Defined Lines – a feminist rebuttal to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”

A group of students from the Auckland University Law program have created what is in my opinion the best blurred lines parody to date. *you would have to be gusty to try to top this one:

Now I get that a bunch of you might find this offensive – quite frankly – it is!

but so is this:

But it’s ok for guys to make gender assumptions about women right?

Though this video was taken down by Youtube – popular demand brought it back.

This video is hugely successful in my eyes because it is humerous and entertaining but also makes people think and has inspired many interesting and important discussions.

You can follow the Law Revue Girls Here *click* and see what they get up to next.

Looking for the lyrics to the video?

Defined Lines:

Every bigot shut up (x 2)

Hey hey… [ Read more ]

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The Hunt

An Opel OPC fan video creation from Anti Gravity Productions.

The Hunt – Opel OPC

Directed by – Justin Pinto
Director of Photography – Seagram Pearce
Female Lead – Samantha Lara Kaye
Male – Giuseppe Russo

Vimeo link here:

Filmed on Nikon & Lexar

I got a call from Seagram on Sunday morning asking me to come and film this Sunday midday. We filmed all afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team who were both swift and professional.

What do you think happens next?

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Double Helix – Glitch not Glitz

Earlier this year, Sean Metelerkamp was asked to make an advert about “the future” for the Cannes Lions Festival 2013.

I was fortunate enough to be cast in it and had the great priviledge of working with Sean and his South African team – Fly on the Wall.

Originally given creative freedom, Sean created this commercial:

*click the links below because I haven’t figured out how to embed vimeo properly yet*

Double Helix from Fly on the Wall on Vimeo.

It was edited down to just over a minute, and titled:

“Glitch not Glitz” for a Lowe & Partners’ What The Future Looks Like Cannes Lions Creative Masterclass.

You can see this edited version here:

Credits:

Written and Directed by Sean Metelerkamp
Featuring Dave Meinert (husband) and Samantha Laura Kaye (wife)
Producer – Trish Wylie
DOP – Grant Appleton
Editor –… [ Read more ]

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Africology Neroli Body Balm

What is it: A rich moisturizing and protective balm that is a feast for all of your senses. It smells amazing, has an other-worldly texture (its a thick firm balm, but it warms in the hands and is easily absorbed by the skin), is intensely hydrating, non irritating and is fabulous for the relief of dry skin, eczema and sunburn. The texture is easily absobred, and can be added to your bath for a home spa treatment or to a candle burner to fil your room with a delicious scent.

How does it work: Neroli stimulates cell regeneration and the repair process whilst also containining properties that help alleviate anxiety, depression, exhaustion, stress, and fear.

How much does it cost/where can I buy it: Buy it for R210 from your local Africology stockist or online here.

Consumer Tip: I love this product. Use it all over your body,… [ Read more ]

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