Macarons

I have an upcoming christening and was asked to make cupcake bouquets and 2 Tier Cupcakes. That’s not a problem for me ( not blowing own trumpet by any means ) but then I opened my mouth and said ” how about some Macarons ? ” ! STUPID of me as never made these before so why did I say this ? !

Anyway after googling numerous recipes – why are 2 recipes never the same ???

I had a go mid week which was a complete failure and not to be beaten thought have another go after viewing a recipe and tutorial on YouTube.

And Ta-dah ! I am so pleased with these for my 2nd attempt. Only thing is add more colouring and not to use a silicone Macaron sheet, but that’s just me as I found the macarons stuck so will stick to grease proof paper in future.

I used double cream purely for quickness as these were only a trial run but will add vanilla buttercream in future.

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Mint, Silver and Pink Christening Card

Just completed another Christening Card for my soon to be gorgeous goddaughter.

I was having a “spring clean ” and found some card, envelopes and pearl paper ! I had an image in mind as alot of you know me, they do not always materialise. But having said this I am so glad this card came out lovely.

Hopefully you can view this as a fellow blogger has informed me my link does not work. I have not deleted this blog so am baffled as to what has happened. If anyone has any tips please let me know – Thankyou

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Fairy Christening

Well finally I am able to get to crafting after manic month. To be honest I have really missed doing this.

So, I have a Christening very soon so I decided to make a non traditional Christening card for the little girl.

I found a great site that allows you download blueprints / sketches for any card ideas which is fab as I often get stuck at deciding a layout. Saying that, the design I wanted to follow did not end up at final result but am pretty sure the little girl and her parents will like the card.

I know the card if missing a stamped sentiment but I simply do not have either a Christening or On Your Special Day stamp ! – Ebay here I come

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Supplies :- Dies from Ebay, Card stock ( no idea as was given alot ) Inks :- Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Pickled Raspberry, Milled Lavender. MementoDew Drops – Brilliance Starlight Silver, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender, Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black. Dovecraft3D Pearl Drops Pastel Pink

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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Wish Jar Part 2

Remember my previous post of WISH JARS ?

Well I have finally finished my home made one at a fraction of the cost they sell for.
I bought the jar for £2.50  and printed out  jar label and A4 display poster.
Tags I admit were bought but I did get 50 for £5 as they look much better than what I could make….
Then I had a brainwave and looked on Ebay where I got rubber stamps, ink pads & lovely tag cards for future use as have a couple more jars to make …
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