(Please excuse the uneven colouring, I didn’t have much luck with the light or editing!!)
I have posted a lot of ‘makes’ this week and I hope to continue to make at least one thing every week, if not a lot more!
We made pasties using Paul Hollywood’s pastry recipe and they turned out to be delish! These are perfect for packed lunches, picnics, lunch, dinner and snacks! There’s no recipe as such, apart from for the pastry, which is Paul’s one (and pretty darned fabulous) but I took photos of the process to share with you guys at least!
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I knew that I wanted to decorate my paper storage unit and I love bunting, so decided to make some using paper doilies and my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I recently upgraded my software to the designer edition which gives me more flexibility over the shapes I can use, file types and being able to edit the images to my needs.
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Last week was National Cupcake Week and I thought that I would make some cupcakes to mark the occasion – well, why not?! So it was debated which animal I should do next, after my pig cupcakes, and it was decided on pandas.
I used the last of the packet mixes I’d acquired from the USA, a Duncan Hines Red Velvet mix. From now on I shall make my cakes from scratch (unless someone sends me some more USA mixes, haha). I filled the cupcakes with cherry pie filling, and then baked them as per instruction. Once they had cooled I topped them with a buttercream frosting with added Marshmallow Fluff. Then it was time to get creative!
As you can see, I’m not the most skilled decorator, but I gave it my best shot and used the amazing coal dust crystals c/o The Gobstopper for the fur around the eyes, and the nose, mouth, eyes and ears are all slices of Panda licorice (see what I did there?!).
The cakes tasted delicious and that’s not just me saying that! The buttercream tasted great and the cherry pie filling really complimented the red velvet cake. I’m so glad that I added the sherbert. It tasted so good on the cakes, and alone (with a spoon, hiding…. joking, only just!!). The sherbert is called ‘coal dust’ and I must admit I’d not seen stuff like it before. The lovely people from The Gobstopper sent some to me with a bag of delicious lemon sherbert too. I loved how well-wrapped the sherbert was and luckily for me it also turned up on my birthday, so it was a nice surprise.
Now I’m trying to figure out which animal I’m going to make cupcakes of next…. any ideas?!
PS sign ups for the penpal swap end this Sunday…. get on it right now!!
When I told people that I would be doing Project Life from my 30th birthday, many of my friends (most of which are non-scrapbookers by the way) asked what on earth it was! So I thought I’d give you a bit of a run down today, and share with you some of my favourite Project Life products and ‘artists’ as and when I find them, so that you can be inspired too.
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OK, so maybe Autumn (or as our friends in the USA call it, Fall) isn’t upon us yet, but with children going back to school this week many of us are starting to look towards the cooler seasons.
I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite Autumnal themed things that I’ve seen around on the internet lately.
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