Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I said to my dear hubby Vaughan when I got home today - this machine is more addicitve than wine!
In the last few days, I have learnt an increible amount, about all things cricut, this is thanks in part, to the wonderful Audrey & Flo. Who have been very kind in sharing their vast knowledge bank with me. I'll be sharing more from Audrey & Flo, as we go along. Thank you ladies!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
When I arrived Chris announced "you are the first person in New Zealand to play with this machine". I had to believe him, it still had all it's protective packaging in place. We popped in the cake basics cartridge & away we went. We had several trial runs, at first things did not go smoothly, but as we tried different pressures & speeds we began to cut some amazing things. Chris even cut out S - a - n - d - r - a for me in paua shell icing. We tried edible image sheets & gumpaste.
The good news is, very soon Chris & Tony will be shipping this sleek shiny red beast up to me to play with for ONE WHOLE WEEK - I cannot believe my luck, I will really get to put it through its paces (I want to try modelling chocolate & fondant), 4 hours simply wasn't enough, as in that time I had to learn how to use it. I am a firm believer if you stick your tongue out it works better.
Even better news, is Kiwicakes will be offering this wonderful machine and all it can do for you for sale. We just need to wait for the stocks to arrive (as currently only the demo model has landed). Rest assured, the moment pricing & stocks are available, we'll be the first to offer the machine & assorted accessories to you.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
On Cupcake Day 2009, Cupcake Cooks across New Zealand raised a grand total of $133,755.31 for SPCA branches around the country.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
The bottom tier - Woolworths Brand 'Freefrom' Lemon GF cake mix! I added a couple of tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to the mix. The buttercream is normal with fresh lemon juice, and a couple of tablespoons of lemon rind.
The middle tier - Tamara Jane's recipe for chocolate banana cupcakes (from her Divine Cupcakes book), just baked in an 8" square. Buttercream is normal with some of the icing sugar replaced with cocoa.
The top tier.... sorry, it's a secret ;) The buttercream is just normal but with some orange rind, and fresh orange juice.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Well I guess that is it for another year. April 2011 will see the 5th birthday competition - can't wait to see what that brings.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
You’ll find more than 250 exciting designs for every occasion, in tune with today’s most exciting themes and colors. Our Party Animals special section of the 2011 Wilton Yearbook features a wild world of unforgettable cakes, starting with our sensational circus cover scene. It’s a 3-tier, 3-ring circus, with colorful brownie pop animals, clowns and ringmaster complemented by a dazzling carousel cake with a whirl of colorful fondant ponies and stars. What a perfect way to top off a birthday and it’s just the beginning!
You’ll also find the best in traditional and contemporary wedding designs, festive holiday desserts, today’s hottest character cakes, wonderful cupcake creations and more.
As always, the 2011 Wilton Yearbook features step-by-step instructions, technique resource guide, complete product section and a website link to more great designs with techniques featured in Wilton Method Cake Decorating Courses.
Soft cover. 240 pages