Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Boy : )

Today is a very special day, my son's and my brother's birthday, and the day has been FULL of anticipation, happiness, laughter and LOTS of presents :D Today's theme has been, needless to say, SOCCER ; ) which is obviously why his birthday cake looks like this : ) 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you both!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter 

Ok, time for another school baking day for eldest, and this time I chose an Easter inspired theme. He was happy as long as I didn't make any heart or girlie thingies ;D And I got the greatest idea from the wonderful site of Mansikkam√§ki and just HAD to make some of those eggs and chicks for my cupcakes :D These are chocolate cupcakes topped with green buttercream, I used "Baka baka liten kaka"'s recipe and it always turns out great!! I used my Wilton grass tip and think it looks pretty fun! The chicks and eggs are candies I decorated with coloured royal icing. A really fun project again!! :D

Have an Eggcellent Easter!! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chocolate Macarons

I have been wanting to make macarons FOREVER and finally today, encouraged by my dear friend, I gave it a shot and well lets face it, it wasn't a piece of cake I tell you ; ) My first batch was strawberry flavoured macarons but just didn't like how they looked so I made some chocolate ones as well with a chocolate ganache filling. Obviously this is not a skill one masters at the first try but I am pretty pleased with how they turned out and how they taste. So now I will not rest before I have made them in all kinds of different colours and flavours and perfected how they look ; ) But so far so good!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ooh La Laa!

These are hands down my new favorite cookies, LOVES them!! The only thought I had when I made them was, why on earth hadn't I thought of this before ;D Had SO much fun making them and decorating them!! An excellent way to get giggles out of everyone with some cheeky underwear cookies :D These were made for an excellent dinner party yesterday were we celebrated two birthdays, one of which was my brother's, who has his actual birthday today, so....

xoxo, Sis

Friday, April 1, 2011

White Ruffle Cake

Ok, lets start by honestly saying this was supposed to be a flower cake, like this one or this one, but well, that didn't happen ; ) And I am not entirely sure this fills the requirement to be called a ruffle cake either..... But I have to say I LOVE this one, there is something wonderfully delicate about it, even if I can tell you I have NEVER used this much buttercream on a cake, EVER ;D But there is one HUGE problem, I refuse to cut into it, that is why there is no picture of the lemony insides yet because I just don't have the heart to do it after all that piping ; ) But I have promised my little kidlets that we will eat it today, so we will see I might have to cave in.........

Have a Lovely Afternoon 


Ok, I have to admit, it actually hurt a bit to cut into this cake ; ) but I'm ok now, very yummy, but having all that buttercream, Ohhh My!! Need a nap, stat. and the kids obviously don't.... Sugar rush anyone... ;D