Hi everyone - hope you are enjoying the long weekend if you're here in the UK.
Now I would be the first to admit that I'm no cook (luckily my darling husband can cook so we don't starve!) and nor have I ever been interested in baking. However for some bizarre reason, since my mum passed away I have started to have a strange urge to bake something ... and specifically cupcakes! This first came over me about three weeks ago - I didn't even own much in the way of baking equipment, so I spent about two weeks looking around the supermarkets and one or two specialist shops in order to get the necessary bits and pieces together. Having got that far I had a bit of a delay as I had a rotten cold for a week and a half, but last week I finally got down to business and made my first ever cupcakes - vanilla with raspberry buttercream icing.
So today I thought I would celebrate this success (I took a few in for my colleagues and they seemed to go down well) with a pic of the cakes, and a card to match :-)
First ... the cupcakes ....
I made them in rather large cupcake cases so the recipe for 12 only made 7 lol! (and I had to sample one to make sure they were cooked before icing!!)
The icing is a bit amateurish as it was rather soft for piping so I lost all control of my piping bag, but hey they still tasted the same!!
And now here is the card I made.
I just love this adorable image - I just hope that people will continue to reach their hands out eagerly for any future cupcakes I might make!!
Stamps: LotV "Hello Cupcake" and "Sentiment Tags"; Penny Black sentiment from "Bubbly" transparent set;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; "Shabby White" frantage in image and paper;
Paper: Docrafts "Vintage Notes";
Supplies: flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; lace from Hobbycraft; heart pearls from The Hobby House; lace from John Lewis; rose printed ribbon and doily from my stash.
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #171 - Sketch
Shabby Tea Room #181 - Picture Inspiration + Flowers and a Tea Theme
Crafty Creations #236 - Shabby Chic
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Crafting For All Seasons #59 - Tag It!
Totally Papercrafts #181 - Tags & Hearts
Gem of A Challenge #94 - Anything With a B
Totally Gorjuss #198 - Bows
Bunny Zoe's Challenge (August) - Bingo!
(tag / sparkle / flowers)
Crafty Ribbons #58 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
That's all for today ... back to the Christmas cards now ... and maybe I'll bake a few more cupcakes ... :-)