Thursday, February 26, 2009
Sponge is one of the easiest things to make and with a good Jam, fresh cream and chocolate on top it can’t but taste yummie!
Friday, February 20, 2009
...a little pre-cut blue bow and coloured sequences.
Another job done...I was really happy how it turned out, now I just gotta go visit!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
So here is the apple and cinnamon mix with the freshly made crumble...now they just need to be topped....
Well here they are with a crispy crumble top, dusted with icing sugar and decorated with little blackberries (which I actually went picking in September and have frozen in the freezer...so handy for smoothies or baking or whatever). I served them with Ice cream and a hot cup of tea....the boys devoured them which is always a good sign!
Yep.....defo nothing left there then!!
As they say on TV ........"And here is one I made earlier" he he! The perfect touch to a yum hot chocolate made just for my hubby :)
This is the display at Borders. Are they not just the cutest mixing bowls down the bottom left of the display? I was going to buy one but after I had bought a serious amount of home ware at Target and craft goodies at Michael's I seriously had no room whatsoever in my cases and to be honest I already have two different types of cute pink mixing bowls!
Do you know what was soooo nice??? .... as we left out hotel on Valentines Day the doorman was giving out special treats......all day people were wishing us a "Happy Valentines Day" ...I'm just loving Americans. I was given a heart lolly and a chewy sweet, Gareth got some Hershey's kisses.
Now the best, and I mean the best thing was the treats on sale for Dogs!!!We went into this really cool pet shop looking for a pressie to bring back home to Betty and just look at the display........
Isnt it hard to believe these are for dogs!!!!
I really really wanted to try these myself :) Imagine...they even have cupcakes for dogs in America!!
I'm thinking my next project should be baking for animals...I totally reckon I could do it! Betty would be delighted LOL. So ...if I can give one recommendation on my blog for today its defo try spend a Valentines day in the States...its such fun :)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Oh too cute! More cupcakes at Bonbom Americano .....
Another Cupcake shop I just gotta hit....Swirlz.Yep....defo reckon I could put one of these away no prob! I wonder how Gareth will do!! I'm starting to feel a cupcake eating competition coming on!! So watch this space for some cool shots of lots of Cupcakes and anything else cute and pink that I can find in the USA!!!!!!!!
Anybody for a cup of tea and a heart shaped caramel slice?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
This is a picture of the chocolate version I also made....exact same idea but with chocolate frosting. For the pink hearts I melted white chocolate and added the tiniest bit of red food colouring again. Me and that red food colouring..........god it might not be such a great thing that Ive learned how to die things pink :) !!!!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I started by getting a heart template off the net. I pinned it to the felt and cut it out, began adding embellishments...sewing...adding ribbon and having loads of fun! I had nothing planned out for each heart but they just all came together in the end. The first heart took longer than the other ones but I think I just had to get into the swing of it! I stuffed every one with bubble wrap before I sewed them up. For some of them I picked a contrasting colour to do the stitching with because it looked so cute against the felt.
This purple heart also is made of the same glittery felt fabric.I hand sewed on the little paper die cut buttons. The ribbon is from a selection at Linenberry.
Well here is the full collection of my hearts all lined up...I nearly wanted to leave them there on the mantelpiece, they really brightened up the living room!
Another shot of all the little hearts together..
Now for the finished piece....I love love love it! I reckon Valentines day has come early to our house cause I'm feeling more loved up already.....perhaps its something to do with The Valentines Tree :) x