Valentine’s day usually slips by me unnoticed each year. My time is so valuable and with 8 children at home, I have to choose my party styling endeavours very carefully.Valentine’s Day comes hot on the heels of our wedding anniversary and just before our first birthday of the year, so I have conceded that I simply must let this love fest go. This year however, I was in for a pleasant surprise when some ladies in our church wanted to have a Valentine’s day party. I couldn’t possibly let an opportunity like this pass me by, so it was with reluctance and hesitation (not!) that I asked if they would like me to put together a small dessert table. I had less than a week to throw a few things together and bake like crazy for our sweet little vintage Valentine’s Day celebration. I enjoyed it so much that I think I might just have to squeeze it into my yearly party planning schedule.
Well, you could say it was my birthday last week. Another year has rolled on by and here we are again. Last year I threw myself a pretty glamorous High tea luncheon . The joy of that celebration kept me buzzing for months. A definite winner.
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.