Sunday, September 25, 2011

Long Weekend :-)

South Canterbury Anniversary weekend - YAY and to be honest it couldn't have come at a better time - I am ready for a break.

Yesterday Jo and I did an at home class that we brought from the UK from a place called The creative Cake Academy, it was a cupcake course.  We decided to throw the instructions away and just go off the picture and we had to make some adjustments as we didn't have all the cutters that we needed!
So this is what we made:
and a couple of close ups but don't look to close lol

So these little beauties took us 5 hours to make all the flowers are hand made and its hard to see but we even used the cuttlebug embossing folders to emboss some of the icing.  Now the thing is that these need to be eaten now - they recommend you eat them 12 to 24 hours after making them.  So feel free to come visit for a cuppa!

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for popping by!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Barefoot and bakng!

Time flys - i seem to be saying that with every post but seriously it just whizzes by!

I have made another card using the cute digi image from wee stamps and the amazing Sylvia Zet
I just love her digi's they are so cute and so darn easy to buy!

I have also finally finished a card that i started at Raincliff for my Aunty's birthday:
I didn't take a photo of the one that I did for Aunty Cicley (camp auntie for those of you that remember her from camp) but here is the cake that I made for her "surprise birthday" and it was a surprise she didn't stop shaking for nearly an hour bless her:
Then on Wednesday this week, Jo and I went to a class to learn to cover cakes properly so it would look like a pro here is Jo with her cake = that she brought from Copland's the wee cheat!
I really enjoyed the class - it was just Jo, myself and the instructor nice and easy going.

Today I have been up since 6.00 am making 3 dozen of these
Bronwyn's favourite Cinnamon oysters - yummy and I didn't even eat one .................yet lol.
These are for my first "sale" I was asked to make a cake for a 21st and also the Cinnamon oysters, so Jo's lovely husband made me a stand as I had an idea in my head what i wanted to do and good ole dad painted it for me.
One three layered chocolate cake with chocolate gnache in between the layers and covering the cake, and a fantastic moist recipe for chocolate cupcakes with either a square of peppermint or caramel chocolate in the middle and 40 handmade painted butterfly's and a 21 on wire - 7 hours or more of work baking last night and today and this was the end result:
while I was letting my fingers do the walking I found these cool chocolate moulds for cupcakes and while I ended up not using them as they didn't colour up all that well they are such a cool idea and I will look a little further into the colouring of them and try again but how cool are they - they have a point on the end that stick's into the cupcake and leave the image sitting nicely on the top!

Don't mind the smudge of the pink icing - got too close to the butterfly's!

Now after all the baking and the early morning I have been for a 10k run so think I will go and have a well deserved Nana nap now!

have a great weekend everyone!  Thanks for stopping bye!