Saturday, July 26

Baking

So had been eyeing off Jamie Oliver's Food tube cake book.

It was the cover pic that did me in and I succumbed, not like I don't have a gazillion other books on cupcakes, but well a pretty cake picture and I'm hooked.

So we've had visitors and I decided that the cover pic looked pretty good and well I was at Coles and frozen cherries were on special and well you know what happened then …..



Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes 

What I can note.

The recipe says that the crumble takes 20 minutes - I found it baked in much less, so keep a close eye on it, start checking at 10mins and I think if you stirred it around a bit it would be a bit more even in colour than mine.

I also forgot to fill mine with cherry goo, as per the recipe, but it was good, I would have liked more of a cherry flavour, but it's possible that our cherries aren't' the same as the UK variety, but I did like the different textures in this cupcake.

I did omit the almond extract cause I didn't have any.


And I also made the lemon poppyseed ones, they were nice as well - made as the recipe, slightly heavier cake than the one above, but they also went down a treat!!!


These brownies, kick arse - I've made them before as the Salted Caramel ones, but even sans caramel they are good, and yes I'm not a brownie girl AT ALL - They are from Brown Eyed Baker -  make sure you use the two different types of chocolate and I use a dark cocoa -home brand actually but its nice and deep and chocolately - I also drop the sugar back to 1 cup and they are plenty sweet enough.

These are good to bribe small children with ……. not that I'd know about that

Wednesday, July 23

Fairy Party

Little Miss Cherub turns 8

Rainbow cake recipe from Kerry Cooks

It was absolutely smashingly delicious - I did you an 8 inch tin, and I did weigh the batter
but sooo soooo good.  I used buttercream instead of cream cheese, but super yum!!

Fairy Garden supplies from
Bargain City
Bunnings
Mushrooms are sharpeners from Kmart
and the local markets for the pots.















Sunday, January 26

Rainbow Swimmers

Same as before, just a more lush, gorgeous stretch velvet lycra, delicious!!!

K requested no cross over straps for these ones, and I left the bows off, cause I don't think this fabric needs any embellishment,  they aren't quite a snug fitting but they are getting their first work out currently.