Cupcake Bouquet

I have been challenged to make this Cupcake Bouquet

It looks easy, well making the cupcakes is for me BUT however whether I can get the cakes on stay on the polystyrene ball is another matter !

And just to top it off my God Daughter kindly said ” If this comes out fine you will be making lots for christening ” ! Funny how I did not laugh at her comment lol.

Anyway I think this makes a wonderful … wonderful ?! since when do I use that word ! But yes it makes a wonderful Birthday, Mother’s Day, Christening etc floral / cake display and present.

If mine is successful I will post a photo as making one for Mother’s Day

Go on give it a go !

Busy Busy ….

So it is my Birthday …. and how did i spend it ?

Well i was asked to make 50 yes 50 Cake Pops – the bane of my life for a christening. I swear this is the last time i make these things. Yes they may look cute and all that but they are so time consuming to make and can make me mad when they fall off the stick when dipping into candy melts. NO MORE !!

25 were Vanilla and 25 Red Velvet

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But to make up for this hard work look at the goodies i got for my birthday !

Now i know some may say or think that the Die Cutter is small but honestly for a newbie like me this is perfect, but i have decided to splash out maybe next year if all goes well on a slightly bigger die cutter.

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Sweet Cones

Just came across this photo of the Sweet Cones that I made for my god daughter’s hen night.

These went down a treat and had so much fun making these ( all 30 of them ! )

I decided to use “retro” sweets i.e flying saucers, parma violets, sherbet straws, love hearts, white mice, drumsticks, rice rainbow drops etc.

Sweet cone bags are so cheap to get from Ebay if anyone decides to have a go at these

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Family Tree

Family Tree MDF Craft

As well as making Scrabble Art Frames for friends & family, I was asked if I could make a Family Tree.
My first attempt with painting it was awful and no way was I happy. So I got some spray paint and Tadah much more happier with this now.
It can be time consuming making these crafts but I enjoy doing them.
What I love is that there can be many variations with it. i.e white, gold, silver or bronze hearts can be usedI have 2 different trees and to be honest am not sure what one I prefer as both are lovely.All you need to make this :- MDF Family Tree , Box frame  and Paints
Here are some of my finished designs
Happy crafting !

Rainbow Cake

I have never been brave enough to make this but doesn’t it look delicious ?

Even the colours look vibrant.

I always struggle with colours when baking so tend not to try anything adventurous like this.

In the past i have used food colours ( in the little bottles ) and food gels ( mainly Dr.Oetker ) but turned out to be a failure. Is it worth using food colour paste ? Have never used paste before but if it gives this lovely colour than i will definitely give it a go

Any suggestions greatly appreciated – Thankyou

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Recipe can be found here :-Rainbow Cake

 

Wish Jars

I came across these Wish Jars when someone I follow on twitter posted they had one for a Baby Shower

How different are these ? I love them as can be for any occasion – Baby Shower, Wedding, Christening …
BUT have you seen how much these sell for  £15 – £20 !
I am pretty sure these can be made much cheaper, after all, all you need need is a jar, possibly from £1 shop or even a empty candle jar ( yankee candle may work well ) , some ribbon and make the label  ( for jar lid ) and tickets yourself and print….Voila.. a home made Wish Jar at a fraction of the cost
Well I am going to have a go at this as already have a template ready to print 🙂
The image below is not my handy work but gives you an idea how simple they are to make
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