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Baby Shower Favours. Ready to Pop

March 28th 2015

Here’s a quick and easy idea for thank you favors to give to guests at a baby shower.  This was for a surprise shower that was also on mum to be’s birthday. The theme was red and blue.image

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Mother’s Day Card 2014: Shapes, Stamps & Sharpies

March 30th 2014

Here’s this years Mother’s Day card.
Mother's Day Card 2014 (Shapes, Sharpies and Stamps)
Inspired by simple labels, I created this by just cutting out a pretty shape on some flowery card stock. Stamping the letters onto some ruled card and accenting with a couple of sharpies.

Also this year I sent a card to my sister for her first Mother’s Day.
1st Mothers Day Card
I took a similar simple approach and created a rosette type of design. I created some relief by attaching the shape with sticky pads and added a cute little wooden peg.

Raspberry Pavlova Cupcakes

June 16th 2013

These cupcakes are my first cupcake recipe invention.
Raspberry Pavlova Cupcakes
I was experimenting with a mixture of butter and milk icing and wanted to make it a little pink. I was about to go for the red food colouring when I noticed some raspberries sitting on the work top. So I thought I’d see how they would taste chopped up in the icing. Turns out they tasted lovely and very sweet. So I had some natural pink raspberry flavoured icing and then remembered there were some meringues in the cupboard. So I mixed them in and ended up with these Raspberry Pavlova Cupcakes. For a finishing touch I added a bit of chopped raspberry and meringue on top. They went down really well and are definitely ones for those with a sweet tooth. For a bit more luxury you could also add fruit to the cake mix.

Sweet Jelly Babies Birthday Card

April 28th 2013

I made this card recently for a 30th birthday. Although the sweets cannot be eaten as they are stuck to the card with strong glue. The card also had to be doubled up so that it would stand because those jelly babies are quite heavy little things.

Jelly Babies Birthday Card

“I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly!”

Easter Cakes

March 31st 2013

I love the little fluffy easter chicks you can buy at this time of year. So I had to make some easter cakes. I decided to mix the traditional chocolate nest (chocolate covered cereal, mini eggs and chick) with a vanilla cupcake. So a yummy cupcake with a little nest on top. My friend was over so we made these cakes together and she told me that you can actually melt a bar of dairy milk to cover crispy cakes without having to add any butter or syrup. So we tried it and she was right. It melts perfectly in a glass bowl resting in simmering water, provided you keep an eye on it and keep stirring. A lovely simple way to make some easter treats.

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This cake I made a couple of years ago at easter. I made an Easter yellow runny butter icing and found some teeny chocolate chips which made cute little nests for the mini eggs to sit in.

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A Beautifully Random Cake

March 23rd 2013

I made this cake for my parent’s birthdays (they are within a week of each other). Its decorated with mascarpone icing. I had some edible glitter, blackberries, raspberries and mini marshmallows for decoration. My 5 year old nephew wanted to help so I gave him the decorations to put on the cake and this is the result. I think it turned out beautifully and his grandparents loved it. :)

Random birthday cake

Random birthday cake

Its a three layered cake with raspberry and blackberry jam between the layers. The recipe  came from one of the free magazines you can pick up from supermarkets although I forget which one. They usually have lovely baking ideas in them.

Red nose day cakes

March 15th 2013

It’s red nose day/comic relief. We are having a cake sale at work so I made these mini cupcakes covered in butter icing and smarties.

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I haven’t done any baking for a while and when I went to make these little cakes I realised that I had no caster sugar or self raising flour. I remembered that I could make caster sugar by grinding granulated sugar in a blender. I also remember hearing you could use plain flour and baking powder as a substitute for self raising but I had no idea on the quantities. Fortunately google gave me the answer from Nigella Lawson’s site.

The other ingredient I was missing was vanilla essence. The cakes tasted ok without but the butter icing really needed it so in the end I did have to make a trip out and fortunately the shop at the end of the road had some vanilla. Phew!

Update:
Lots of people made cakes to sell and all together £460 was donated. Hurrah! :)