Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Good Things PART 2 | More baking!

We celebrated Hayley's full moon 2 weeks ago. Here she is at almost 2 months now. She's a bubbly little princess and Nigel loves Hayley like a little pet!

I baked cupcakes for the dinner party.

3 flavours : Macadamia Honey, Chocolate Fudge and Orange and Poppy Seed cupcakes.

These were strawberry & vanilla ones. I made these a week earlier to practice on the swirls.
They were really pink. Even the batter was pink! Looks like out of Bakery Story?!

Nigel : My official Tester.


More cupcakes for the fullmoon. Looks a little wonky. Sorry, but was rushing like crazy.

AND THESE, are Nigel's Teacher's Day pressies. Got the apples the very last minute.
Was frantically sewing up the buttons and attaching the labels until midnight.
All this while watching American Idol. LOL!
Love the blue one a lot.
Made Lasagna for dinner the next day. YUMMY!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Good Things PART 1 | To A Great Baking and Crafting Month!

I went through my photo albums and found so many good things I've done this past 2 months. Here's only half the lot. Have to tell myself to remember to blog as I craft now, or the load of each post is going to be super duper long. Happy reading and Happy Crafting!
We celebrated Elizabeth's 21st Birthday. This is really before Hayley was born. So you can imagine how far back I am on blogging.

I made this especially for Elizabeth since I found out that she was getting a netbook from her family. She is a special girl all ready to explore the world. Bon Voyage Elizabeth!

Netbook bag made with a beautiful print I found at Kamdar. They have the nicest heavy upholstery fabrics nowadays.

I added a special pin for Elizabeth.

Crocheted a cosy for her netbook too. In mathing shades of lavendar and pinks.

Embellished with layers of bitty buttons.

I thought I should add a clasp inside for holding on to handphone pouches and such.

A close up of the layering and the variegated mix of yarns I used. You can always experiment with different shades to get an extraordinary range of colours. I'm always surprised by the effect. I used 3 colours, grey, beige and lilac.

Sorry, can't help snapping a few more photos of these.

 AND on a totally different subject... CUPCAKES! My sister in law recently ordered some cupcakes from me. She wanted to give them out to her colleagues together with her son's wedding invite. What a great idea.

Double chocolate fudge cupcake without the fondant.

I did these a few days ahead. Need them dry and ready to use.

Hearts for the chocolate.

Nude mocha cupcakes. Oh yes, I made 4 flavours!

Caramel cupcakes cooling off.

Boxes and more boxes all stacked up and ready for some assembly.

I made these also a few days ahead. Using magazine pages really help with the form.

They dry wonderfully like this.

Close up of the caramel cupcakes with the cream cheese and fondant butterfly.


Mocha cupcakes with cream cheese and flower fondant!

I love this shot! So yummy!

Heart confetti on Orange and poppy seed cupcakes.

My kitchen smells heavenly!!!

The petit four cupcakes in the box. I found these perfect boxes from our local cake shop. Aren't they great!

Close up.

The beautiful mess on my kitchen table.

Box and packaging.

All ready to be delivered.
Watch out for my next post on Kenneth's wedding preparations! Hugs!!!!