What a fun way to start the new year baking agenda. These monster cupcakes brought delight to a little boy turning 6. I really need to shout from the roof tops that these cupcakes are just sooooo easy!! I found these amazing Wilton edible eyes in BIG W (no less), and stuck them onto smarties with a dab of icing. The tips you need are fairly standard and also come from BIG W. I chose to use Americolor gel pastes as they give vibrant colours and you only need a small amount.
Today is the first day of Summer here in the sunny land Down Under. Our family loves swimming in the local lake and waterhole near our home. Fresh , crisp salads become regular features at our meal table and our zesty homemade Kombucha refreshes the heat weary. The long days are filled with sunshine and laughter, playing and fun as the children have oh so many more hours to frolic outside in the summer sunshine.
You can tell someone has serious cupcake obsession when those scrumptious little delights become your babies.
It’s true. I spent every spare minute in the holidays lovingly tending to my dear sweet sugar flowers, ensuring every petal was painted, every pearl in place, caressing each delicate flower like a newborn babe. (Of course it had nothing to do with the fact that my baby is two and a half and my maternal instincts may be craving that insatiable longing to hold another warm, snuggly newborn of my own…)
Black forest bourbon cupcakes….the name itself sounds enticing. These delicious wintery desserts are sure to put a fire in your belly and a zing on your taste buds! I adapted this recipe from bestfriendsforfrosting.com , using my own standard chocolate cupcake recipe and tweaking the frosting a bit. I love the idea of using alcohol in my cupcakes, as they enhance the flavour significantly. What makes these cupcakes extra special is the homemade cherry and bourbon jam filling tucked away in the middle. YUMO!
A current trend emerging through the party styling and wedding circuits lately has been
This style takes seemingly ordinary objects of industry and uses them as focal points, backdrops or centrepieces for dessert tables, parties and even weddings. From raw factory lighting, old tin drawers, tools and steel scaffolding, the Industrial element brings a new kind of ‘wow’ to party styling.