Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Most of my china is vintage, so I didn't have anything plain & flat - so I picked up this white platter for 16.99 at the Warehouse (thanks Republic at Home), whilst I was there, I got the two hurricane lamps standing behind for 9.99 each, which I stood the Strawberry wafers up in (2.99 jar at the 4 Square, photo represents 2 jars in total).
I couldn't decide whether I liked the platter vertically or horizontally for display, in end I opted for horizontal.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
The gifts are packaged in wilton cupcake boxes. Each guest received, 1 apron, some cupcake papers, 12 picks & sprinkles. (The sprinkles & cupcake picks were packed inside the small pink pony box)
Monday, April 12, 2010
So how good can a pikelet be?. Grandad were large, airy, a beautiful colour and better yet, they tasted awesome!.
I had to adjust the recipe Anne gave me, to incorporate Grandads SIX eggs - and I know Grandad always said, "some days you need a little extra milk and some days you don't".
Pikelets should be turned when bubbles appear.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
This was spurred on by the recent purchase of THUNDERPIPES from the local 4 square. Thunderpipes are for want of a better description, coloured licorice with a sour fizzy filling. I thought they'd make great basket handles. I set about colouring some buttercream icing, to pipe straw on the cupcakes. The moral of this story is............. if you've never used a particular shade of icing colour before, it would pay to test it out on a small amount of icing first, instead of believing the sticker on the outside of the bottle. My straw was a bit on the peachy side. Never mind I thought, it's only for kids and pushed ahead. Once finished, I knew I was right, not to waste an entire batch of icing, when the kids declared "they're so cool Mum!". This morning however when we woke up, all of the thunderpipes had snapped under the pressure of being bent. Luckily the local 4 square is open on Easter Sunday and I raced down for replacement handles.
I took them to the Easter hunt with mini birds nests on the tray
The cupcake papers I used for the nests came from the local supermarket, they were just what I needed for nests, as they had very low sides (I wouldn't want to bake cupcakes in them), perfect for nests, as they don't look right, if you fill a regular cupcake paper up to the top, they are too high.
The kids spread out so quickly and so fast, I couldn't get a picture of them all together
Some of the eggs were hidden very well
Friday, April 2, 2010
Hearts are a popular theme for wedding cupcakes. And here in NZ paua shell design is popular for many weddings
Butterflies would be lovely in a group on a cake, or individually on cupcakes
I found that both the positive & the negative cut out could be useful
Use one now, and save the other for later