Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blog Title?

LOL every time I sit down to do an update I try to think of a title, but all that comes to me is things about playing or baking agin so this time I will just leave it!

I have a couple of photos to show you of the cupcakes that I made for Christmas:

These were chocolate peppermint and I made the stars for the top of the tree out of fondant the day before, the funny thing was that on Christmas morning when I opened the lid of the cupcake holder all the stars had softened and gone limp!  So Christmas morning I was making them again - argh lesson learnt!
I also made some yummy's for some friends that came down from Christchurch and stayed in Timaru over the break here is what I took them:

From top left we have boysenberry cupcakes with a boysenberry surprise in the centre and a butter cream with boysenberry fruit pulp in it and a fresh organic boysenberry out of mums garden, then we have carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing, chocolate peppermint Christmas tree cupcakes with gnache, old fashioned cheesecakes(these are made with pastry and a cake top with raspberry jam surprise in the centre, Belgium biscuits (my fav!), cranberry and white chocolate biscuits and last but not least shortbread!  I had spent most of the day in the kitchen but it was worth it, and the LOVED all the home baking :-)
I have also been busy today in the kitchen, Abby and Jamie have wanted for AGES to make Nija Bread men, so here is Abby, she made the "Belgium biscuit mix" (cause we don't actually like ginger bread) :
and for our first attempt at flooding icing I though we did ok lol.

Also I have been making a few cards here is the one that I made (and have not finished the inside) of the whiff of joy wedding couple that I got the idea of Debby from A scrapjourney, thanks for the inspiration for this one - every time I think of the time it takes to cut all the pieces of these my thumb hurts lol
But they look great, so nearly one down (that I need done by Tuesday so I can give it away) and only 4 more images to use up lol!

Right that's it from me, hope you are all having a great weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping bye


Trace said...

LOL on your ninja bread men - they are so cool! I remember your lovely Mum making cheescakes for us to munch on at the retreat - they were so yummy - my Nan used to make them, so I have lovely memories associated with them...

Joanne Flannery said...

Now I feel soooo hungry, looking at all that yummy baking!!!
Card looks awesome, such a clever girl :)

Bronwyn said...

Awesome ginga ninjas :)
mmmmm - all the yummy baking I love your new hobby - lol
Gorgeous card!!

Today for Tomorrow said...

Gorgeous Card Rachel. Love it. ...and you are so clever in the baking stakes and lovely to see Abby learning all the skills too. See you Tues.

Janine said...

wow those goodies you took away were stunning. What a lovely and thoughtful person you are. Love the ninja men, loving the colours, looks like the girls had fun making and icing those. Lovely card btw.

Mrs Frizz said...

seriously ... they are works of art ...